Newvem Announces AWS Utilization Heat Map

Newvem Announces AWS Utilization Heat Map
The Utilization Heat Map Offers an Intuitive Glance Into AWS Utilization in Order to Get the Most Out of Cloud Resources

San Francisco (March 13, 2022)

Newvem (, the leader in cloud operations analytics, today announced the launch of their AWS Utilization Heat Map. This dynamic and intuitive view enables AWS users to identify fixed vs. variable capacity, make better capacity planning decisions, and identify and move consistent usage to a cheaper plan, such as AWS Reserved Instances or hybrid clouds.

Newvem has tracked more than $200 million in Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 spend in 10 months. Over this time period, the company has revealed that more than 15% of their AWS cloud users suffer from significant underutilization, representing more than $30 million in potential waste. Furthermore, 80% of AWS users could reduce AWS costs by moving highly utilized EC2 on-demand instances to Reserved Instances.

Utilization is the most important measurement in cloud computing to ensure that purchased resources, such as AWS EC2 on-demand instances and AWS Reserved Instances, are used efficiently, in line with the underlying reason to use a public cloud for lift and burst workloads.

The Utilization Heat Map offers a quick glance into AWS utilization, enabling cloud users to see their utilization over the past 30 days across regions, availability zones, business activities and more. An active feature within Newvem Analytics free and premium editions, AWS users can use Newvem’s Utilization Heat Map to:

  • Increase utilization/scale up to meet peak hour demand with available capacity before provisioning more capacity i.e. scaling out.
  • Visualize AWS utilization by specific business activities, such as R&D environment, specific products, and segmented customers.
  • Identify consistent usage and move it to a cheaper plan (such as Reserved Instances or hybrid clouds).

“Newvem’s Utilization Heat Map is a very helpful feature that allows us to see the peak hours of our usage and to drive more workloads to resources that are underutilized. The heat map is an easy way to get a brief and insightful glance on my utilization over the past 30 days …” - Jeff Manley, Business Liaison/VP Software Development at DevFactory

About Newvem. Newvem is the leader in cloud operations analytics. Cloud users, such as executives, managers, operators, developers, and financial managers use Newvem every day to get more out of their AWS resources. Offering a business view into your public cloud’s operations, Newvem actively tracks cloud health in order to help reveal and solve cloud irregularities related to cost, security, utilization and availability, while ensuring IT governance and compliance. Get started with free cloud triage, diagnostics, and vital tracking