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

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

How to shrink EBS root volumes in AWS – with just one click

Reducing a EBS root volume in size has always been a pain point for AWS users.  Many EC2 instances are created with oversized root volumes which leads to waste, not only to the root volumes themselves but also their derivatives … Read More

Tag based Resource-Level Permissions and User Management

We are happy to announce that we just released a new feature that allows customers to create tag based users in our machine learning driven AWS cloud optimization solution. FittedCloud has already been providing flexible user management and multi-tenant support … Read More

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

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