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Best Practices for Managing Enterprise Cloud at Scale Webinar

January 12th, 2017

To harness the power of enterprise cloud, organizations must improve visibility and control over their ephemeral, highly dynamic cloud infrastructure, without impacting application team agility. Join CloudCheckr & Turbot Thursday, February 2 at 2:00pm EST for Best Practices for Managing Enterprise Cloud at Scale. Attendees will learn about: Key challenges facing enterprises deploying public cloud at scale Best practices for addressing these challenges through implementation of a software defined operations strategy How the integration between CloudCheckr and Turbot can accelerate the maturity of your cloud team Register for the webinar

Speed Bumps of Cloud Migration

January 4th, 2017

Heading into a new year brings resolutions and evolution for most businesses. In the CloudCheckr world, that means looking at how organizations are strategically leveraging the cloud to grow and innovate faster. It’s interesting to note where the sticking points remain, from security concerns to organizational challenges of scale. In a recent report from industry analyst firm 451 Research, key issues surrounding cloud migration are explored in depth. Security in the public cloud With AWS and Azure offering nearly the same (if not better) security and functionality for platforms in the public cloud as through enterprise-built solutions, organizations must take […]

Buyer’s Guide to AWS Reserved Instances Webinar

January 3rd, 2017

Kick off the new year on the right foot: join CloudCheckr for a webinar Tuesday, January 10th about considerations to buy and optimize AWS Reserved Instances. Attendees will learn: How AWS structures, packages, and sells RIs, What to consider when purchasing RIs, Why you must manage RIs to make good on the cost-savings they offer, Effective workflow for managing your RIs, and How CloudCheckr provides insights, tools, and automation for optimizing RI investments. Register for the webinar

New Year, New CloudCheckr Features

January 3rd, 2017

A happy new year it is, with new features and functionality to announce in the latest release of CloudCheckr! Below is a rollup of just a few of the most exciting updates: AWS Features Added Ability to Lock Billing Months CloudCheckr customers can now lock historic billing months, which allows MSPs and resellers to ensure their data never gets out of sync with end user invoices once they have been issued. Added Scoring Icons to EC2 Right-Sizing Report CloudCheckr customers with the Utilization module can now see each instance’s utilization score within the EC2 Right-Sizing Report, ensuring they can make […]

Top CloudCheckr Features of 2016

December 30th, 2016

This was an action-packed year for CloudCheckr. We rolled out tons of new features, which you can check out anytime in the “What’s New?” section of our Support portal. As 2016 draws to a close, we wanted to wrap up the top 10 reports and features that were added to the app this year. Automation As the industry shifted, so did CloudCheckr. The idea of someone else changing anything in your environment was a scary thought for a long time, but by now many people have warmed up to it. However, they also realized that automation is necessary to scale […]

CloudCheckr Predictions for the Nebulous New Year

December 22nd, 2016

We may be heading into the new year with a laundry list of new features to develop for since AWS re:Invent last month—but we’ve also given a fair bit of thought to changes happening across the broader cloud computing landscape. Our CTO Patrick shares a few of his thoughts and predictions below. Mind shift leads to momentum “I think what’s started to happen is there has been a shift in thinking about cloud deployments: the question isn’t ‘Can we even move this to the cloud?’ but ‘How are we going to optimize our workloads to take advantage of all the […]

2017 InfoSec Trends and Cloud Implications

December 21st, 2016

At CloudCheckr, we are constantly assessing and anticipating changes in data security in the dynamic cloud landscape, particularly as we near the end of the year. A few weeks back, 451 Research published their annual Trends in Information Security report. As a leading research firm in the technology and innovation space, we think their report provides an especially useful shortlist of potential opportunities and trends to come. The report mentions a few key areas we are excited to see unfold, including the importance of aligned DevOps workflows and systems to optimize cloud infrastructure. Cloud and DevOps are simultaneously some of […]

Cornell University Aces Cloud Cost Management in Higher Ed

December 19th, 2016

The higher education space can present serious cloud governance challenges for internal IT and finance teams. For a leading Ivy League institution like Cornell University, with over 70 AWS accounts across campus (and growing!), efficiently managing aspects of AWS like billing, inventory, and utilization relies upon leveraging the actionable insights and automation enabled by the CloudCheckr platform. We sat down with Sarah Christen and Nicole Rawleigh from Cornell’s thriving Cloudification Team to discuss how CloudCheckr has enabled them to unify visibility across accounts to dramatically simplify operations and save time. CloudCheckr: Thanks so much for chatting with us, Sarah and […]

AWS re:Invent 2016 Announcements to Make Note Of

December 13th, 2016

In the few weeks since AWS re:Invent, we’ve enjoyed connecting with customers and peers to discuss implications of the long list of Amazon product announcements at the event—over a dozen pertaining to AWS cloud in particular. In the dynamic cloud space, it will be interesting to see how organizations utilize new functionality of AWS cloud to innovate faster. As we head into the New Year, there are no signs of slowing down—and we don’t think you should, either. Here are our takes on a few of the most noteworthy news of re:Invent 2016: Larger T2 Instance types The addition of […]

The Official Cloud Cost Optimization Checklist

December 6th, 2016

Managing the cost of cloud infrastructure is critical for successful IT, DevOps, Security, and Finance teams. Comprehensive cloud cost management can reduce Amazon Web Services (AWS) expenses by up to 30 percent. As we near the end of 2016, it’s time to take a closer look at how your organization can better manage and optimize cloud costs. The key, of course, is balancing the many variables of running AWS environments. From choosing between different reserved instance types to deciding which time commitment is right for your organization, managing AWS costs can seem like a daunting task. Check out the video below to see the top areas your […]

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