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Cloud Management by Newvem

The following presentation presented by Newvem Analytic service on the Cloud Management IGT forum meetup.

Cloud Management evolved from the traditional Systems Management perception. The cloud changes the way management done - “Monitoring” changes to “Analyze” and “optimizing the cloud environment” is crucial in order to be able to adopt cloud right in order to really benefit from it.

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The 10 Most Common Amazon’s AWS Usage Mistakes

AWS (Amazon Web Services) provides an excellent cloud infrastructure solution for both early stage startups and enterprises.  The good news is that AWS is a pay-per-use service, provides universal access to state-of-the-art computing resources, and scales with the growing needs of a business.  The bad news – AWS can be very hard for early stage companies to onboard, while enterprises usually spend too much time with ‘busy work’ to optimize AWS and keep costs under control.

We launched our  ‘KnowYourCloud Analytics’ service that helps AWS users to get to the bottom of their AWS cloud. By gathering data streams from multiple compute resources and crunching this data with its state-of-the-art analytics engine, Newvem enables AWS users to discover potential cost savings, identify security vulnerabilities and gain more control over availability.

Since our private beta’s launch, we’ve watched over 100,000 AWS instances and have seen users make repeated mistakes over their cloud operations… some are simple, but can result in massive security, availability and cost issues within an organization.

Based on our experience, these are issues that both novice and experience AWS users should be aware.  Our KnowYourCloud Analytics helps AWS users to stay on top of their cloud by monitoring AWS usage and suggesting actions to take when cost, security and availability issues arise.

I invite you to check these ten most common mistakes you should avoid in order to make the most out of your AWS cloud footprint.

Zev Laderman, CEO & Co-Founder at Newvem

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.

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Cloud Washing – Don’t End Up Washing Your IT with False Clouds

There’s a lot of talk about cloud washing. Some people get upset and say things like it damages the cloud’s reputation, blurs the definition and slows down adoption of pure cloud services. What are cloud-washed services, how can you avoid them and choose true cloud services? In this article you will find some tips on how to end up with the cloud vendor that best suits your business needs.

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Consumption, Utilization and Elasticity: Basics

Lets start with a basic scenario where there is a sudden peak in the demand for an application service as the amount of clients’ requests increase. This event leads to a direct and immediate impact of the loa placed on the web servers that host the service. In the traditional world, the number of servers is fixed, therefore an overload adversely affects the application performance and the service may slow down or even be terminated. The IT team would want to restore the environment functionality and bring the service up as soon as possible. The immediate impact  of such an event on the business can be devastating. Starting with this simple understanding, we can move into the world of cloud computing use including resources consumption, while relating to the key differences between the traditional data center and today’s cloud technologies.

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48hrs: $225K+ in Monthly AWS Cloud Cost Savings Revealed

Last Thursday, we released an AWS Cost Savings App.  We wanted to give Amazon AWS cloud customers an option to easily and quickly discover potential cost savings. On Thursday  morning, Leena Rao published the App release on TechCrunch - Click to read.  After an exciting 48 hours with hundreds of visitors test driving the service, the app revealed an amazing figure of more than $225K monthly Amazon AWS cloud costs savings for the first wave of accounts.

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Amazon AWS storage basics: Stop the sprawl before it begins !

There is a common perception that cloud storage should not really worry you because it is very cheap and available at any time. Is that really true ? It is common to hear AWS consumers say that AWS storage = S3 – this is true but it is not the whole truth.

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CloudConnect 2021 Summary by Newvem

Last month our team attended the CloudConnect 2021 conference. The first day of the conference included several workshop summits. We sponsored the Cloud Performance workshop summit and exhibited on the expo floor. Our goal was to better assess the needs of the market and validate our dreams with actual cloud consumers. The cloud performance summit was a great opportunity for cloud consumers to learn more how to best provision an on-demand online service, with scalability in respect to both availability and performance.

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High Availability of Your Expectations

The Service Level Agreement (SLA) discussion puts penalties and compensations on the table. Can we say that the compensation method the customer expects is the same as the Software as a Service (SaaS) vendor’s SLA provides? 

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The Challenges of an Effective Cloud

Clouds move fast, and change fast.  The advantage is having elastic, fast, and un-planned deployments. However, uncontrolled usage leads very quickly into footprint sprawl – cloud sprawl, overspend and unpredictable behavior.  Contrary to VM sprawl, where the virtualization environment provides natural containment, cloud sprawl can be rather chaotic and expensive – exactly for the same reasons we enumerated above: lack of visibility and control, unpredictability, new processes, and different practices.

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