Dwight Davis

Dwight Davis

Independent Writer, Researcher, Consultant

Dwight Davis has reported on and analyzed computer and communications industry trends, technologies and strategies for more than 35 years.

Relational Database Services – Not Quite as Simple as They Seem

Standard or Custom Cloud Instances? How to Decide?

Standard or Custom Cloud Instances? How to Decide?

Building customized cloud environments for your applications may make sense -- but only if you can easily weigh the benefits versus the costs.

Why Saving 30% on Your Cloud Deployments May Be a Bad Deal

Why Saving 30% on Your Cloud Deployments May Be a Bad Deal

Attempting to cut cloud costs only by analyzing services bills can leave significant savings on the table.

Don’t Have Reservations About Your Reserved Instances

Don’t Have Reservations About Your Reserved Instances

Although reserving capacity intelligently can dramatically cut costs, locking in the wrong type or number of cloud instances can prove to be a confining money pit.

Attaining True Elasticity in the Cloud

Attaining True Elasticity in the Cloud

The ability to automatically add or subtract cloud instances can bring many benefits but requires a firm analytic foundation.

Using Containers to Reduce Public Cloud Costs

Using Containers to Reduce Public Cloud Costs

Code-wrapping containers have emerged as a top IT priority, but realizing their benefits requires deep analysis and expertise.

What Today’s Overburdened Cloud Architect Needs to Succeed

What Today’s Overburdened Cloud Architect Needs to Succeed

Doing cloud computing right requires multifaceted teams, aided by advanced analytic tools

Right-sizing Public Cloud Instances Can Cut Costs 20%-40%

Right-sizing Public Cloud Instances Can Cut Costs 20%-40%

Companies face psychological, institutional, and technical hurdles when it comes to confidently right-sizing app instances

Is Your Cloud Approach the Right Approach?

Is Your Cloud Approach the Right Approach?

Far too many companies are still using a haphazard, piecemeal approach in their adoption of different cloud models and services.

Why Controlling Public Cloud Costs is so Difficult and What to Do About It

Why Controlling Public Cloud Costs is so Difficult and What to Do About It

DevOps leadership, limited operational metrics, and cloud services and pricing complexity can add up to runaway expenses.

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