Capacity, Consumption and Utilization

Webinar Recording: Managing Cloud Workloads

Cloud Workloads - webinar recording feature imageThe benefits of migrating workloads between different cloud providers or between private and public clouds can only truly be redeemed with an understanding of the cloud business model and cloud workload management. To discuss these benefits, we brought together Joe Weinman, author of Cloudonomics, and Patrick Pushor, founder of

In a conversation that was aired live on May 16, 2022, Joe and Patrick discussed the basics of managing workloads across the cloud, the benefits of migrating cloud workloads between private, public, and hybrid clouds, and the business value of cloud computing.

Check out their conversation here!

Video: Newvem Analytics for Windows Azure

Azure intro video - feature imageThis video presents an overview of the new features and capabilities of Newvem Analytics for Windows Azure.Newvem Analytics for Windows Azure allows you to:

  1. Plan your cloud strategy
  2. Measure your usage
  3. Analyze your cloud’s cost, assets, and utilization
  4. Improve your overall cloud performance

Presentation: Newvem’s Cloud Utilization Heat Maps

UHM_SlideshareNewvem’s Utilization Heat Map enables you to visualize your 30-day cloud usage by hour, region, business activity, and more in a single glance.

Did you know that more than 15% of clouds are underutilized? That’s more than $30M of the $200M in EC2 spend that Newvem has analyzed over the past year! Such a waste but it can be easily remedied with Cloud Utilization Heat Maps!

How to Create, View and Delete an AWS Auto Scaling Configuration

AWS Auto Scaling provides horizontal scaling by automatically adding or removing computer resources for the application hosted on AWS. The user can achieve Auto Scaling in different ways, such as maintaining the number of healthy instances or adding/ removing instances based on demand. The present guide demonstrates how to create, view or delete an Auto Scaling configuration.

Netflix on Cost-Aware AWS Cloud Architectures

AWS Cost Aware by NetflixCloud computing comes with amazing financial benefits for the organization…assuming it’s done right. In this presentation, Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix explains how a rapid innovation cycle encourages faster returns and a more economic cloud. He posits that lowering the cost of failure will create a more innovative organization and culture – but how?

Introducing the AWS Utilization Heat Map by Newvem

Utilization_rangeNewvem is proud to announce the public release of our latest feature - the AWS Utilization Heat Map.

Did you know that more than 15% of AWS clouds are underutilized?  That’s more than $30M of the $200M in EC2 spend that Newvem has analyzed over the past year!  What a waste!

Newvem’s Utilization Heat Map gives you a quick glance into your AWS cloud’s utilization, enabling you to monitor your utilization over the last 30 days, across regions and availability zones, business activities and more.

How to Install Pacemaker in Amazon Cloud Machine Image (AMI)

Pacemaker ClusterLabs logoPacemaker is an open source, high availability resource manager suitable for both small and large clusters. It supports many deployment scenarios and can dramatically reduce hardware costs by allowing several active/passive clusters to be combined to share a common backup node. It monitors the system for hardware and software failures, using advanced algorithms to automatically recover applications in the event of a failure.

In this article, Yossi Nachum of Emind Systems gives a step-by-step guide to installing Pacemaker in Amazon AMI.

Presentation: Managing Amazon Cloud Costs

Managing AWS CostsIf you’re on the Amazon cloud, then you’ve probably already noticed that the AWS bill you receive is exceedingly complex. If you haven’t already switched, than perhaps stories from peers have scared you off. With the complexity of the consumption-based bill, your cloud costs can get out of hand and you may not understand why.

9 Guidelines for Scheduling AWS EC2 Instances

Scheduling EC2 resources

Leaving an instance running when it isn’t needed isn’t especially cost effective. But is there a better solution when you need to run short jobs on a recurring schedule? A cloud scheduler allows you “talk” to your cloud and pre-define when instances will start-up and be shut down, from development through to production. Essentially, it enables you to pay only for the time you need.

How to Create a Spot Amazon EC2 Instance

Amazon AWS cloud has three types of instance purchasing options:

  1. On-demand: the “ordinary” type of EC2 instance - Learn how to launch an on-demand instance.
  2. Reserved Instance : Paying a one-time upfront fee and save in hourly instance running costs.
  3. Spot instance:  A user can bid for the unused Amazon EC2 compute capacity and get the instance.

A spot instance helps to reduce the cost of the instance.Amazon EC2 has huge idle computing capacity and AWS allows using this idle computing power to launch an instance at a lesser price than an on-demand instance. The present guide demonstrates how to create a spot instance using the AWS supplied Linux AMI.

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