Let’s Democratize Our Cloud Knowledge
We came up with the idea of establishing Newvem with its KnowYourCloud service about two years ago. We wanted to bring our past experience with the open source world and data analytic engine development into this new environment – the cloud. The idea evolved very fast as we understood that the infinite amount of cloud resources that are running on the amazing Amazon AWS cloud environment generates an enormous amount of data. Approaching new cloud adopters we weren’t surprised to find helpless IT leaders struggling to regain the clear visibility that they were used to having in their traditional on-premises environment.
Scan Your AWS
In order to help Amazon AWS cloud customers to understand their cloud, we published our cost savings scan. We extracted the cost scan out of our analytics engine and provisioned it as a simple quick tool that finds idle and stopped instances. Our team was amazed with the aggregated results. Within the first 48 hours, after our analytics engine performed hundreds of scans, we had revealed a potential for saving about $225K in AWS users’ monthly costs.
The cloud era brought with it the need for quick development iterations. SaaS deployment must be tightly aligned with customers’ behavior and requests. Today we understand that cost is one of the measurements that indicate how optimal the AWS cloud utilization is. Cloud usage should be analyzed with respect to several aspects of cloud management. Recognizing that our customers need more than just cost, we developed our analytics engine so that it will be able to generate cloud insights across other important domains. Today our service provides dozen of insights with regards to availability, security, utilization and scalability, as well as cost. I invite you to check our cloud insights list and encourage you to suggest your own.
10 Most Common AWS Cloud Users’ Mistakes
With more and more new AWS customers signing up for our free service, we recognized the amazing potential for extracting benchmarks and best practices by analyzing areas of interests across a random sample of multiple Newvem accounts. We worked on the data and together with our customers we were able to outline the 10 most common mistakes of cloud customers. The community feedback was great, and eventually these pointers were posted on VentureBeat with the aim of helping AWS newcomers to avoid some of the great adoption risks – lack of experience and knowledge. This action led us to publish the CloudRadar channel.
Our company vision is to democratize knowledge about the cloud. As “open source university“ graduates, we understand the importance of sharing the knowledge with the community. In physics for every action you get a reaction, and we believe that contributing our “insights out” will return great feedback from our cloud community. We invite you to check out our cloud insights channel and join our cloud experts program. As the number of cloud consumers grows tremendously every day now, so does the number of our KnowYourCloud community participants.
April was an amazing month for the Newvem team as we finally managed to expose our vision to the world. I would like to thank Newvem team, customers and community who continue to help nurture our budding vision. I can’t wait to see it flourish.
Keywords: cloud knowledge, aws scan, cloud insights, aws cloud mistakes, cloud expert, AWS cloud utilization, cloud management, cloud community.
Earlier in his career Zev managed several business units at Oracle and later led several successful startups, including Aduva which was acquired by Sun MicroSystems and Tradeum which was acquired by VerticalNet.