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Cloudwiry is Now SOC 2 Compliant

We’re excited to announce that Cloudwiry has its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II certification!

68% Savings with S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval Storage

With S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval, one can save up to 68% on storage costs, if the data is accessed once per quarter.

How an F500 with 87% coverage increased reservation savings by 35% and gained 60% reservation elasticity

One of our customers has a spiky workload with an EC2 On-Demand equivalent workload averaging $4.36M

Graviton2 Powered AWS Lambda Functions on a Serverless Framework

AWS recently launched support for Graviton2 in Lambda, with a promising boost in price to performance.

AWS Lambda Functions powered by AWS Graviton2: What it takes and how much savings to expect?

AWS recently launched support for Graviton2 in Lambda, with a promising boost in price to performance.

Standardizing Vocabulary Across AWS, Azure and GCP

This article will help set the basis for understanding the TCO optimization problem in a multi-cloud environment.

Cloud Dominance Is Here To Stay

The early 1900s witnessed a massive public shift from traditional horse-drawn carriages to the greatest invention of the 20th century.

AWS Graviton2 for Non-EC2 Services

Steps to modify instance types on Amazon RDS, Elasticsearch, and Elasticache to Graviton2.

Reservation Commitments on Azure

With savings of up to 72% over pay-as-you-go rates, reservations on Azure can reduce compute bills by 50% and cloud bills by 15%.

How to reduce your PaaS costs by 30% in 8 hours

One of our fully cloud-native startup customers recently saw a huge spike in their cloud costs – an increase of 70% over the last 8 weeks

400 legacy apps analyzed, $19.3 Million/year savings for an F500 customer

F500 customer with over 400 legacy apps undertook modernization migration and needed to identify the lowest TCO option for each app with a detailed analysis.

AWS Graviton2: ARM on Cloud

For many years, ARM processors were considered a lower-end option. Now things have changed – mobile processors have been dominated by ARM.

Migration to Amazon EBS GP3

It offers better performance and is cheaper. But, how do you upgrade?

Part 2: Identification of candidates for Spot

This part will try to realize the important factors we need to understand to identify instances that would give the highest ROI on migration to Spot.

Multi-Cloud Management: Saving Instruments Comparison Table

An essential resource comparing Saving Instruments/Features side-by-side. Compare, analyze and make an informed decisions

Use case for Database Migration with AWS Babelfish

If the source database is a SQL Server, the usage of AWS Babelfish could be a game-changer from a cost-saving perspective.

Rightsizing – Performance vs Pricing (with Customer Use Cases)

84% of on-premise workloads are overprovisioned. Instead of becoming more efficient, companies are merely transferring their existing inefficiencies to a new location.

Part 1: Understanding Spot Instances and Migration

Spot instances are a great set of offering from AWS with prices up to 90% lower than On-Demand instances. Some questions that naturally pop up in our mind…

E-scale Your Decision Making

Once the organization cloud usage is matured, the information and the decision-making have to be distributed across all the owners.

How to calculate the creation time for Azure VM Instances

For organizations, knowing the creation time of an instance is useful in Azure to keep track of the running time of Azure VM instances.

An Introduction to AWS Babelfish

At re:Invent 2020, AWS has announced Babelfish for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. The purpose of this tool is to act as a layer on top of Aurora to run SQL Server applications.

Serverless Modernization with AWS Lambda Just Got Cheaper!

What’s amazing about AWS Lambda is that it lets us run code without provisioning or managing servers, and we pay only for what we use.

EBS GP3 vs. GP2 – Pricing Comparison

In the AWS re:Invent 2020 keynote by Andy Jassy, a new volume type, GP3 has been introduced, offering a significant discount (up to 20%) and more flexibility than ever.

Part 3: Rightsizing with Burstable Workload

From our experience dealing with rightsizing for clients, it is a general feeling that clients are not comfortable using burstable series for workloads.

Part 2: Identification for Right-Sizing

Taking help from an automated tool, that can monitor your cloud infrastructure to generate insightful recommendations might help you save time and money.

Part 1: Right-Sizing – General, Compute, Memory, Storage and GPU

Enterprises often incur unnecessary expenditures on their cloud which can easily be controlled by regular optimization of resources…

Moving to Serverless with Fargate

AWS Fargate is an implementation of a Container Engine, and allows you to run your containers without provisioning or managing servers.

Moving to Serverless with Lambda

AWS Lambda is an implementation of Function as a Service, which allows you to run your code without provisioning or managing servers.

Habit #3 Daily & Weekly cost & asset check-ins and accountability

Teams need to be able to spin up the infrastructure they need to support speedy delivery. This can often lead to unexpected charges in a timely …

Habit #2 Setup for Success

If you are in the airline industry, your needs for cost management are very different than if you are in the business of selling bananas. Cloud expense…

Habit #1 – Automate your RI & SP management

Adopting Habit #1 will yield the set of guardrails to kick off the financial management in Autopilot. You can get…

5 Habits of successful Cloud Cost on a diet

Doing Cost Savings in your infrastructure is similar to being on a diet. Typically, there are two ways to do it: 1. Use…

Rebalancing Convertible RIs – Solve your reduced AWS demand problems

In times of uncertainty, how to effectively manage cash flow and OpEx is a top concern for all leaders. We save our…

Remote working – it has its advantages

The current pandemic is requiring every executive to make the transition to having to manage large teams to work remotely…

Saving Plans on Lambda Functions

As anticipated by many, AWS recently announced support of the Saving Plans for lambda functions. We expect to see…

RedShift Stop & Start

Starting March 11, RedShift supports Stop and Start operations. Till now, a RedShift cluster had to be on all the…

Cost Categories

Cost Categories is a new feature AWS is introducing into the Billing module. It is an excellent tool to categorize costs that allows you…

How to combine Savings Plans and Reserved Instances

Standard Reserved Instances are regarded as the #1 recommended quick fix for reducing your AWS EC2 bill. RI’s enable you to get….

How to Value Compute Savings Plans Contracts

AWS has just disrupted the market earlier this week with a powerful new Cloud Savings Contract (CSC) called, …

How to Value Standard Reserved Instance Contracts

Okay, so you’re an accounting or finance person responsible keeping your cloud hosting costs under control…

Getting the most out of Convertible Reserved Instances

Get more computing power without spending more, or at much lower additional cost.

Cloudwiry AWS Optimization: 4 Ways to Leverage Standard Reserved Instances


What to Expect: 4 Phases of Cloud Adoption

Cloudwiry has been reducing AWS costs for its customers for almost 5 years. This has provided us a unique vantage point on…

Maximizing your savings with AWS Standard Reserved Instance Marketplace

The AWS Standard Reserved Instance Marketplace offers some of the highest discounts on Standard Reserved Instances…

AWS Reserved Instances are Futures Contracts

Okay, so you’re an accounting or finance person responsible keeping your cloud hosting costs under control…