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Category: AWS Cloud Financial Management

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Governance in the AWS Cloud: The Right Balance Between Agility and Safety

Cloud infrastructure provides more agility than traditional IT, meaning organizations must think differently about how they design, build, and manage applications. Cloud resources need a stronger integration between IT and organizational governance, as builders need to be able to operate in a cloud environment that’s agile and safe. Hear from APN Ambassador Paolo Latella, who introduces a decentralized model of cloud governance that can help you strike the right balance between agility and safety.

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Building a Third-Party SaaS Metering and Billing Integration on AWS

When moving to a SaaS model, companies need more flexible billing constructs that allow them to support a range of billing strategies and models. Learn how SaaS providers can create a billing integration experience that captures metering data and publishes it to a third-party billing system. We’ll also review common SaaS billing models and introduce a sample billing implementation that provides a working example of how you can approach building a strategy for integrating with SaaS billing providers.

How to Automate Cost and Performance Improvement Through gp3 Upgrades Using AWS Systems Manager

Automatically identifying and upgrading existing SSD volumes to take advantage of the new gp3 general purpose volumes for Amazon EBS can help organizations reduce storage costs. Learn how to upgrade your existing gp2 volumes, without interruption, to the next generation of general purpose SSD volumes using AWS Systems Manager. This a core component of nubeGo’s Cloud Managed Service (NCMS) which helps customers automate cost savings, security guardrails, and compliance requirements with minimal effort.

Creating an Equitable Enterprise AWS Chargeback Model Using CloudHealth

Most enterprises go through the process of monthly chargeback (cost allocation) of their AWS costs to internal business units or cost centers. The AWS Cost and Usage Report can provide the flexibility needed to create detailed custom billing rules. Learn how VMware implemented an equitable chargeback model using CloudHealth’s FlexReports, a simple solution for companies that have multiple Payers or just want to implement custom billing rules quickly.

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How Tech Mahindra Approaches Cost Optimization and Governance Using AWS Native Services

Cloud cost governance ensures customers are availing all potential services, tools, and resources to continuously track, optimize, and control their overall cloud spend. Learn how Tech Mahindra achieved one customer’s goal of cloud finance using cost management best practices along with AWS native tools and techniques. Tech Mahindra worked closely with the customer’s IT, engineering, and finance teams to understand their existing cloud governance model and issues.

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How Epsagon Increased Performance on AWS Lambda by 65% and Reduced Cost by 4x

Providing a better experience at lower cost is the desired result of any organization and product. In most cases, it requires software re-architecting, planning, infrastructure configurations, benchmarking, and more. Epsagon provides a solution for monitoring and troubleshooting modern applications running on AWS. Dive deep on some of the best practices Epsagon has developed to improve the performance and reduce the cost of using serverless environments.

Building a Case for Cloud Migration Based on TCO with CC Analyzer from CloudChomp

Considering the complexity involved in a cloud migration project, arriving at the decision to migrate one’s company to the public cloud is not always easy. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a key factor in getting to a directional decision. CloudChomp’s migration assessment tool, CC Analyzer, provides a flexible and comprehensive platform that does the heavy lifting in terms of data collection, right-sizing, and target recommendations, while at the same time providing ample flexibility to account for special cases.

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Increasing Savings and Mitigating Risks with Amazon EC2 Convertible Reserved Instances

When managing AWS spending, you want to mitigate risks and costs wherever possible. One way to do this is to increase your coverage of Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances, which results in significant discounts and increased savings. However, constantly improving technology and the evolving needs of your company can render your committed Reserved Instances obsolete. Cloudwiry’s cost management platform specializes in this cost-recovery practice by optimizing Reserved Instance coverage for ROI.

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Calculating SaaS Cost Per Tenant: A PoC Implementation in an AWS Kubernetes Environment

In a SaaS environment, the compute, storage, and bandwidth resources are often shared among tenants, but this makes it challenging to deduce per tenant cost. A SaaS application running on a Kubernetes cluster on AWS adds a layer of further complexity as far as calculating the per tenant cost. Kubernetes is great at abstracting away the underlying pool of hardware. It almost gives us an illusion of having access to a single large compute resource.

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Save on Your AWS Spend with Enterprise Cloud Migration and Infrastructure Management from Turbonomic

Migrating workloads to the cloud and adopting infrastructure management allows businesses to leverage the scalability and rapid innovation of AWS. Turbonomic’s autonomic platform collects usage data from applications and processes it using AI, making full stack aware decisions across available compute, storage, and database resources without user intervention. In this post, learn how a Fortune 500 company achieved migration milestones and reduced their AWS spend by 40 percent using Turbonomic.