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

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

How to identify and optimize over-provisioned ElastiCache Instances

ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to set up, manage, and scale a distributed in-memory data store or cache environment in the cloud. It provides a high-performance, scalable, and cost-effective caching solution, while removing the complexity associated … Read More

Dynamic Resource Optimization – Public Cloud Success Depends On It

Public Clouds have become phenomenally successful.  AWS alone targets to cross $16B in annual revenues in 2017.  On demand pricing model has been a very appealing idea to businesses. However it is becoming clear that on-demand cost model is really … Read More

How to identify and optimize over-provisioned ElasticSearch Instances

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a fully managed service that delivers Elasticsearch’s easy-to-use APIs and real-time analytics capabilities alongside the availability, scalability, and security that production workloads require. It is easy to set up, operate and scales easily. AWS manages the … Read More

Six new features that help reduce AWS spend announced at reInvent 2017

AWS continues to dominate the public cloud space with ever impressive products, services and their announcements seem to accelerate pace every year during reInvent. As usual, at reInvent 2017 AWS announced major products and features across a broad spectrum of … Read More

Using Efficiency Metrics to Monitor Public Cloud Costs

In a previous blog, How to Measure Resource Cost Efficiency in Public Clouds, we proposed several metrics to measure cost efficiency in public clouds, including resource utilization, service utilization, cost efficiency, and cost saving efficiency. While resource utilization and service … Read More

Machine-learning driven Optimization outperforms Auto Scaling in DynamoDB capacity management

DynamoDB is a fully managed, high performance, highly scalable NoSQL database service offered by AWS.  DynamoDB offers virtually unlimited performance and storage capacity and supports dynamic scaling. One of the challenges with using DynamoDB is provisioning read/write capacity. Under provisioning … Read More

How to get around the 8GB limit on root volumes in AWS?

  On AWS, when an EC2 instance is first launched its root volume size is determined by the AMI’s backing snapshot.  For example, an Amazon Linux AMI will result in a 8GB root volume being created.  At launch, the root … Read More