Automation – Moving Beyond Visibility and Insights to Optimize Public Cloud Costs

You fly into an airport, call a taxi, get in and look up to tell the driver where to go only to notice that there is no driver. It’s a driverless car.  If that scenario were to happen today, I … Read More

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Cost Optimization in Public Clouds – What is Visibility, Insights, Automation and why?

Last week was a phenomenal week for Cloud Computing. The top three cloud service providers had their quarterly earnings calls and emphasized that cloud was the key catalyst for their growth. Amazon Web Services, the market leader, recorded Q1 revenue … Read More

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FittedCloud Announces Enhanced Public Cloud Cost Optimization Solutions to Provide Greater Visibility, Insights and Automation

New free version provides cost reporting with limited advisories capabilities We are excited to announce that many new capabilities have been added to our machine learning driven public cloud cost optimization solutions. The enhanced solutions continuously monitor your AWS resource … Read More

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A Machine Learning Approach for Amazon EBS IOPS Optimization

Elastic Block Store (EBS) is an AWS service providing raw block-level storage volume that can be attached to Amazon EC2 instances. There are two major categories: SSD-backed storage and HDD-backed storage. The performance of SSD-backed storage for transactional workloads such … Read More

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FittedCloud’s Enhanced Amazon EC2 and EBS Optimization Solutions Reduce Cloud Infrastructure Costs by Up to 50 Percent

FittedCloud’s Enhanced Amazon EC2 and EBS Optimization Solutions Reduce Cloud Infrastructure Costs by Up to 50 Percent New machine learning algorithms and comprehensive views of AWS environments provide customers real-time intelligence and options to optimize their cloud infrastructures ACTON, Mass. … Read More

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400,000+ IOPS on an 8 GB gp2 volume?

While coding FittedCloud’s open-source EBS Cost Analyzer tool (https://github.com/FittedCloud/ebscostanalyzer/) I noticed some peculiar values for IOPS when fetching CloudWatch statistics for the maximum values of the VolumeReadOps and VolumeWriteOps metrics.  Specifically, I noticed an 8GB gp2 volume, which is capped … Read More

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The Use of Learning Curves for Machine Learning Diagnostic in Cloud Resource Optimization

Bias vs. Variance Diagnosis of bias vs. variance is always a good practice in developing successful machine learning models. It helps us understand why the model is not working well and how to improve it. Let’s take polynomial regression as … Read More

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Observations on Rightscale’s State of the Cloud Report for 2017

The recently published Rightscale 2017 State of the Cloud Report includes some very interesting findings. For the past few years I have looked forward to the publication of Rightscale’s annual report on the state of the cloud. The findings are … Read More

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AWS Elastic Volumes and FittedCloud EBS Optimizer

Last week AWS released a new Amazon EBS feature called Elastic Volumes. This new feature supports the following capabilities. Dynamic capacity increase Dynamic IOPS changes (increase or decrease) Change volume types (for e.g. gp2 to st1 or sc1) All of … Read More

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FittedCloud AWS EBS Optimizer for Docker Containers

  As container technology matures and becomes widely accepted, users are increasingly looking for ways to share persistent data storage to satisfy their enterprise workloads such as stateful databases.  Docker and REX-Ray have both grown in popularity as useful solutions … Read More

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An Open Source AWS EBS Cost Analyzer

When creating EBS volumes, it’s difficult to predict what will be required of them in the future.  The thought process goes like this: “How many volumes will I need?  What type of volume should I use?  How big should they … Read More

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EBSMotion – Live migration of AWS EBS volumes

AWS EBS is a popular block storage solution used by applications that require reliable storage performance. AWS offers various types of EBS such as gp2, io1, st1, sc1 and magnetic. Each offer different performance and cost characteristics. Magnetic (based on … Read More

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Feature Selection in Machine Learning for Dynamic Cloud Resource Optimization: Part II

In my previous post, I mentioned that there are three types of feature selection methods: wrappers, filters, and embedding methods. Since wrappers are commonly computationally heavy, we only discuss the latter two approaches in this post. Filter Approaches Filter approaches … Read More

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Feature Selection in Machine Learning for Dynamic Cloud Resource Optimization: Part I

Introduction Feature selection, also known as attribution selection or feature subset selection, is a very important process in data mining and analytics, which aims to select a subset of relevant and irredundant features for use. Its significance in machine learning … Read More

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FittedCloud announces EBSMotion, live migration of AWS EBS Volumes

We are happy to announce ‘EBSMotion’, live migration of AWS EBS volumes.  EBSMotion allows customers to migrate AWS EBS volumes live from one EBS type to another with no application disruptions or configuration changes.  EBSMotion is offered as part of … Read More

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Anomaly Detection in Dynamic Cloud Resource Optimization

So far we have presented several machine learning use cases at FittedCloud, including Adaptive Machine Learning for Cloud Resource Provisioning, Time Series Models for Forecasting Cloud Resource Provisioning, Capacity Optimization in AWS DynamoDB, and AWS EC2 Scheduling. In all these … Read More

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Is it possible to use EBS gp2 instead of io1, achieve same performance and save 50%?

The answer is YES!  Read on to find out how you can potentially save 50% on your AWS EBS IO1 volumes, without losing any performance. If you are not familiar with various types of EBS volumes, please check this page … Read More

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Learn How to Optimize AWS EBS Volumes to reduce cost – Part 2 (Performance – IO1)

This is the continuation of the blog series on ‘Learn How to optimize AWS EBS volumes’ to reduce cost. This blog will discuss optimizing Provisioned IOPS SSD volumes (IO1).  Capacity (gp2)  optimization was discussed in an earlier blog. EBS Provisioned … Read More

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Adaptive Machine Learning for Cloud Resource Provisioning

Overview of Machine Learning During the past few decades, we have witnessed tremendous growths in the study of machine learning. Machine learning has been widely and successfully used in many practical systems to bring intelligence or smartness to the systems, … Read More

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FittedCloud joins AWS Partner Network (APN) as Technology Partner and offers solutions on AWS Marketplace

FittedCloud expanding its reach by joining APN & AWS Marketplace providing its solutions in the Marketplace Acton, MA <November 7th, 2016> – FittedCloud, a leading provider of machine learning based Dynamic Resource Optimization solutions for public clouds announces today that … Read More

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