AWS EBS Performance – Confused?

  Updated on May 15, 2018 AWS EBS performance is bit of a mystery to many customers, especially to those not familiar with many factors that impact storage performance. Often customers provision PIOPS EBS volumes to achieve guaranteed performance and … Read More

‘Optimize CPUs for AWS EC2 instances’ – A Cost Reduction Opportunity

AWS recently announced a feature called ‘Optimize vCPUs for EC2 Instances’. This new feature actually has two parts to it. Custom number of CPU cores Custom number of Threads per core With this new feature AWS now allows customers to … Read More

An Open Source Tool Using AWS Cost Explorer APIs for Reporting RI Recommendations, RI Coverage

In my last blog post, I introduced Cost Reporter, An Open Source tool using AWS Cost Explorer APIs for Reporting AWS Costs.  The Cost Reporter utility could be use to report cost information about your AWS environment. I received requests … Read More

FittedCloud Offers Its Automated Cost Optimization Solutions In AWS Marketplace

FittedCloud Streamlines Purchase and Deployment of Its Powerful Automated AWS Cost Optimization Solutions ACTON, MA – April 18, 2018 – FittedCloud, a leading provider of machine learning-based cloud cost optimization software, announces today the availability of its solutions in Amazon … Read More

An Open Source tool using AWS Cost Explorer APIs for Reporting AWS Costs

The AWS Console provides users with a UI to access spend the data. Many users use third party tools to generate detailed reports and slice and dice spend data in a manner more appropriate for their environments. In order to … Read More

AWS EBS Optimization Use Case: Migrating from LVM

AWS EBS Optimization Use Case: Migrating from LVM Traditionally a UNIX file system capacity is rigid, usually determined at its creation time, and not easily stretchable.  This has largely improved since as most modern Linux file systems can be grown … Read More

FittedCloud Named an IDC Innovator in Data Services for Hybrid Cloud

Leading Analyst Firm recognizes FittedCloud as one of the Vendors with a Groundbreaking Approach to an Existing Issue and/or New Business Model Acton, MA – MARCH 19, 2018 – FittedCloud, the leading provider of machine learning based cloud cost optimization … Read More

Achieving significant cost savings using machine learning in elastic public clouds – A cost savings analysis

For many years, traditional information technology (IT) departments are required to build and maintain IT infrastructures (e.g., servers, networks, etc.) and services (e.g., data base management, email, technique issue solving, etc.) to support the company’s business. It is also known … Read More

An Open Source Tool to analyze wasted EBS capacity in your AWS environment

While AWS CloudWatch provides many useful storage statistics by default, such as the number of bytes written or read during a period of time, reads/writes per second, etc. a common metric customers want to know about is disk utilization. How … Read More

How to reduce the size of EBS Windows boot volume in AWS?

In a previous blog I demonstrated the steps to reduce the root EBS volume size of a Amazon Linux EC2 instance.  Recently I have been asked to do it on a Windows Server instance. With minor tweaks to the steps … Read More

A Simple script to implement AWS EC2 TTL (Time to Live)

In dynamic cloud environments, customers often spin up resources for short lived workloads. This is a common practice especially in dev/test environments. The problem is these resources are often forgotten after the tests are complete, resulting in wasted spending with … Read More

A Simple Open Source Tool for EC2 RightSizing Analysis

AWS provides a range of monitoring and reporting tools for analyzing resource utilization data at an individual EC2 instance level. However, it is difficult for customers to digest a large amount of information in order to reach meaningful conclusions in … Read More

7 Simple Steps To Reduce AWS RDS Spend

RDS is a managed relational database service offered by AWS. RDS enables any service to access a maintenance-free elastic relational database, at least maintenance-free from user’s perspective. The up-front engineering effort is minimal for any project to use a relational … Read More

FittedCloud Announces Machine Learning Driven Cloud Cost Optimization for Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS)

By adding RDS support to its cloud cost optimization solution, customers can automatically control and optimize a range of AWS services, from infrastructure to platform, reducing costs up to 50%. Acton, MA. — FEBRUARY 7, 2018 — FittedCloud, the leading … Read More

De-mystifying AWS Cloudwatch metrics for EBS IOPS

If you use AWS EBS extensively, I’m  sure you have often scratched your head trying to figure out its performance metrics. We wrote a couple of blogs (and see this) on this a while back and tried to explain why … Read More

Cloud Cost Management – Explainable Anomaly Detection with Cross Resources in Public Clouds

In our previous blog of contextual anomaly detection, we have discussed machine learning algorithms that are used to detect abnormal Cloud activities in a real-time manner. Several types of abnormal Cloud activities include but not limited to: Abnormal User Accesses … Read More

Is LVM still relevant in cloud?

When I was first introduced to the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) in the 90s I was fascinated by its concept of mix-and-matching physical disk drives and transforming them into virtual devices (stripes, mirror, RAID) with a multitude of add-on services … Read More

Simple AWS EC2 scheduler vs Machine Learning driven EC2 scheduler

AWS EC2 power ON/OFF Turning off EC2 instances when they are not in use is a simple and effective way of reducing AWS cost. It works especially well in environments such as development/test where EC2 instances are used only during … Read More

Upgrading to AWS EC2 C5/M5 instances to reduce cost and the caveats

AWS continues to upgrade EC2 families with new capabilities and price/performance characteristics. Next generation instances were added recently to Compute Optimized instance family (C5) and General Purpose instance family (M5). C5 instances are powered by 3.0 GHz Intel® Xeon® Scalable … Read More

5 Ways of Cloud Optimization to Reduce Your Cost

According to Forbes, the cloud computing marketplace is expected to increase from $67B in 2015 to $162B in 2020 attaining a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19%. While customers are spending more on public cloud, resources are often over-provisioned. … Read More