Designing Scalable, Available, High-Performance Systems on Public Clouds for Reduced Cost

A few years back, our engineering team was trying to build a distributed cache which was a big challenge. The reason is that each node needs to be aware of the state of the entire system. Protocols such as Write … Read More

How to Measure Resource Cost Efficiency in Public Clouds

Public Clouds offer a broad set of products and services including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, and enterprise applications. These services offer a pay-as-you-go approach; customers only pay for the services they consume. Such services are often referred to … Read More

FittedCloud Assigned Patent on Public Cloud Cost Optimization

We are excited to announce that FittedCloud just received another patent on transparent and automated optimization of storage resource allocation in a cloud services system.The newly issued patent further solidifies FittedCloud’s thought and market leadership in public cloud cost optimization. … Read More

FittedCloud Adds Anomaly Detection to AWS Cost Management Solutions

New Capability Uses Sophisticated Machine Learning Algorithms to Detect and Alert Customers When Cloud Resource Provisioning Deviates from the Norm   BOSTON – June 26, 2017 – FittedCloud, a leading provider of cost management solutions for Amazon Web Services (AWS) … Read More

Real-Time Anomaly Detection – Protect yourself from malicious spend attacks on clouds

As stated in our previous blogs, FittedCloud applies many kinds of AI-driven algorithms to analyze contextual data and behaviors in your Cloud environment to identify opportunities to optimize system’s performance, increase resource utilization, and reduce your total cost. In this … Read More

FittedCloud Enhances Actionable Advisories to Help Enterprise Customers and MSPs save More in AWS Cloud

We are excited to announce  many enhancements to FittedCloud’s popular Actionable Advisories, which are integral to our AWS Cost Optimization solution. FittedCloud offers both semi-automated and fully automated cloud resource optimization. Actionable Advisories, which are our semi-automated cost optimization feature, … Read More

FittedCloud Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in the AWS Partner Network

Elevated Status Enables Public Cloud Cost Optimization Solution Provider to Expand Its Reach with Enterprise Customers and Managed Service Providers Acton – May 30th, 2017 – FittedCloud, a leading provider of machine learning based public cloud cost optimization solutions, today … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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