Relational Database Services – Not Quite as Simple as They Seem
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Relational Database Services – Not Quite as Simple as They Seem

Moving database operations to the cloud can deliver many benefits, but database services may be opaque, and can vary in size and type by region.

01/31/18

Standard or Custom Cloud Instances? How to Decide?
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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.

01/29/18

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

01/24/18

Don’t Have Reservations About Your Reserved Instances
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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.

01/23/18

Attaining True Elasticity in the Cloud
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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.

11/15/17

How to Use Container Stacking to Drive Cloud Savings of Up to 80%
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How to Use Container Stacking to Drive Cloud Savings of Up to 80%

Container technologies provide a “lightweight” virtual environment that enables multiple apps to share an operating system, but it isolates the individual processes of each app.

10/18/17

Using Containers to Reduce Public Cloud Costs
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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.

10/10/17

What Today’s Overburdened Cloud Architect Needs to Succeed
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What Today’s Overburdened Cloud Architect Needs to Succeed

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

10/03/17

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

09/26/17

Solving the cloud placement puzzle requires science, not guesswork
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Solving the cloud placement puzzle requires science, not guesswork

The rush to the cloud is well underway. According to a 2016 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey of IT leaders, 45% of their IT environments was hosted in a private, public, or hybrid cloud environment

09/21/17

Is Your Cloud Approach the Right Approach?
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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.

09/19/17

Part 5: How to Eliminate Deadwood in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform Without Risking Disaster
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Part 5: How to Eliminate Deadwood in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform Without Risking Disaster

This post is the last in a five-part series by Densify (www.densify.com ) on how to reduce costs through choosing the right cloud instances from public cloud vendors such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer, and Google Cloud...

09/14/17

Part 4: How to Modernize Public Cloud Instances to Stop Leaving Money on the Table
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Part 4: How to Modernize Public Cloud Instances to Stop Leaving Money on the Table

This post is the fourth in a five-part series by Densify (www.densify.com) on how to reduce costs through choosing the right cloud instances from public cloud vendors such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer, and Google Cloud...

09/14/17

Part 3: How to Size Your Cloud Instances for Memory
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Part 3: How to Size Your Cloud Instances for Memory

This post is the third in a five-part series by Densify (www.densify.com) on how to reduce costs through choosing the right cloud instances from public cloud vendors such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer, and Google Cloud...

09/13/17

Part 2: How to Avoid the Sneaky (and Costly) Public Cloud Instance “Bump-Up” Loop
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Part 2: How to Avoid the Sneaky (and Costly) Public Cloud Instance “Bump-Up” Loop

This post is the second in a five-part series by Densify (link to www.densify.com) on how to reduce costs through choosing the right cloud instances from public cloud vendors such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and Google...

09/13/17

Five-part series: How to Choose the Right Public Cloud Instances  to Reduce Costs and Optimize App Performance
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Five-part series: How to Choose the Right Public Cloud Instances to Reduce Costs and Optimize App Performance

In this five-part series, we’ll examine some of the common mistakes organizations make when building and managing cloud services, and discuss practical tips for optimizing cloud provisioning to achieve the right balance of cost and...

09/13/17

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

09/12/17

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