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5 Killer Ways CloudCheckr Optimizes your Reserved Instances for AWS

August 17th, 2016

The savviest cloud users in today’s complex AWS ecosystem know that they can save money by running workloads on Reserved Instances or RIs. This is a purchasing model that gives you a discounted hourly rate and reserved capacity, in exchange for you committing to a certain amount of compute usage upfront. RIs are a great model for increasing flexibility and saving money, but must be managed so you can ensure utilization and eliminate waste. CloudCheckr provides a complete solution for managing and optimizing RIs. It not only tells you what you have by tracking Reserved Instance inventory and cost savings, but also […]

Biggest and Best – AWS Summit NY

August 16th, 2016

We capped off the AWS Summit series of Chicago, Santa Clara and New York with a bang as AWS NY was our best summit yet! Over 6,320 attendees joined us on one hot and humid day, the air conditioning in the Jacob K. Javits Center definitely stayed on full blast. Werner Vogels, CTO of AWS put on a great Keynote covering where AWS is at and where it’s heading, including the launch of Amazon Kinesis Analytics! The event provided attendees with 10+ hours of learning and networking with a wide audience from industry experts, to people testing the waters of […]

Streamlining Diagnostic Processes

August 2nd, 2016

Actionable Steps You Can Take Right Now For this blog post I wanted to go through some easy to implement techniques that can really assist in your diagnostic approach.  While some may find this to be a simple concept, many entities do not institute a convenient prioritization system and this will make things difficult for the administrative team.  In subsequent blog posts I will attempt to further detail the diagnostic approach at a higher level, but for now let’s start with the basics. Naming Naming strategies, while often overlooked, act as an important prioritization tool.  When things become chaotic it […]

How Do You Save $2M with CloudCheckr?

July 28th, 2016

Let Media Math Show You If you wanted to find out how you can save $2 Million with CloudCheckr but weren’t able to attend our webinar, you’re in luck because we recorded it! DevOps is more than just an industry buzzword now; it is a philosophy that forward-looking enterprises are deploying to move faster while staying safe. To accelerate this transition, MediaMath has partnered with AWS and CloudCheckr to turbo-charge their DevOps initiative. Listen to Patrick Neville, Manager of Systems Operations at MediaMath, Michael Ruiz, AWS Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, and Aaron Klein, Co-Founder and COO of CloudCheckr […]

3 Keys to Optimizing Your DynamoDB Investment

July 22nd, 2016

CloudCheckr Founder and CTO Aaron Newman visited Amazon’s NY Loft for DynamoDB Day to talk about three main points. Right sizing: How much should you provision? How much are you consuming? Reserved Usage: How much should you use? Spend: How do you allocate and understand your spend? The goal should always be to provision only as much as you consume, but how can you do that? There are many little “gotcha”s and while Amazon does provide you all of the data that you need it is in many different places. In this talk Aaron talks about tips and tricks for […]

MediaMath Saves $2M with CloudCheckr

July 18th, 2016

MediaMath is the leading independent programmatic company for marketers, helping them engage their consumers individually and at scale. Their flagship product, the TerminalOne Marketing Platform, aggregates 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party data to help marketers meet goals at every stage of the customer journey. MediaMath’s technology analyzes more volume every day than the top 10 stock exchanges in the world combined, which amounts to about 200 billion customer opportunities daily, and they have a very rapid pace of innovation making a robust and scalable IT infrastructure, specifically Amazon Web Services (AWS), essential to their business. Their AWS usage started small […]

One Hot Summit – AWS Santa Clara

July 15th, 2016

We had a great time at AWS Summit Santa Clara Wednesday July 13th. It was a beautiful day and an awesome summit with over 4,500 attendees. CloudCheckr was happy to be a part of the 6 partner led sessions, with our presentation how to Hackproof Your Cloud: Responding to 2016 threats. We also participated in the Partner Theater with a presentation of How to buy AWS RI and Optimize Spend. The summit was busy with swarms of people the moment the doors opened. Keynote speaker Dr. Matt Wood, General Manager of Product Strategy at Amazon Web Services, discussed how AWS is leading […]

Around the AWS Summits in 3 Days

July 1st, 2016

This week was busy for the CloudCheckr team in the realm of AWS events. From AWS Summit Mumbai on Tuesday June 28 to AWS Enterprise Summit Frankfurt and AWS Enterprise Summit Dallas both on Thursday June 30. AWS Summit Mumbai was an action packed event as AWS is gaining traction with the new region. With speakers from Mike Clayville, VP Worldwide Commercial Sales and Business Development for Amazon Web Services and Amazon Infrastructure to Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services and Amazon Infrastructure, the Keynote and Fireside Chat were packed and standing room only. Many people stopped by our booth […]

CloudCheckr – Making AWS Security Simple – Part 5

June 27th, 2016

Saving time and allowing security teams to both be more efficient and better educated is vital to success in the cloud. Network security is challenging in cloud environments because the architectures are dynamic, which makes fixed security measures cumbersome and expensive. At the same time, hackers are more sophisticated and increasingly engaged in persistent attacks to compromise the network and cloud that can extend over the course of many months. Despite these concerns, however, security and compliance can be strengthened in cloud deployments. The purpose of this series is to show how to take simple steps toward saving your security […]

CloudCheckr Achieves AWS Government Competency from Amazon Web Services

June 23rd, 2016

CloudCheckr was at the annual AWS World Wide Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC this week. We had a great time connecting with customers and partners, plus meeting plenty of new faces as the transformation to the cloud in the largest of enterprise settings is most definitely underway. At the event, we were honored to be included in the launch and earn the newly created AWS Government Competency certification from Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS designed the AWS Competency Program to recognize members of its partner program that have, according to AWS, “demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in […]

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