Back to School: Mandatory Cloud Terminology You Need to Know

August 25, 2017 2:00 pm


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EC2, S3, VM, RDS... the cloud has a language all its own. With all of these terms and acronyms, which vary by cloud vendor, it's hard to know what people are talking about sometimes.

During this webinar, Cloud Professor Todd Bernhard will discuss the terminology that apply to all cloud vendors as well as some that are unique to AWS and Microsoft Azure, specifically:

- Definitions
- Concepts
- Acronyms

Back to School: Mandatory Cloud Terminology You Need to Know

Back to School: Migrating to the Cloud

August 29, 2017 2:00 pm


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The cloud is a nebulous concept, literally. Moving “to the cloud” is not as straightforward as moving a data center from San Francisco to San Jose. In that scenario, you have physical control of both locations and can assume or ensure that they use the same power outlets, Ethernet connections, roadways, loading docks... even that the door sizes are standard. Moving to the cloud is dramatically different. The good news is that hundreds of thousands of organizations have made such a move, successfully, and you can learn from their trials and tribulations.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:
- The decisions they have to make
- The terminology they will need to understand
- Advantages and disadvantages of different migration approaches

Back to School: Migrating to the Cloud

New Features Summer 2017

September 06, 2017 2:00 pm


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CloudCheckr is updated every week so it's hard to stay on top of all of the enhancements. Instead of watching each week's video blog of updates, you can see all of the highlights from the Summer of 2017 in one webinar!

Highlights include:
- S3 Breach tool
- Azure Best Practice Checks
- User Interface enhancements
- Numerous reporting features
- and more!

New Features Summer 2017

Back to School: Cloud Economy and Lessons from AirBnB, Uber and the Gig Economy

August 22, 2017 2:00 pm


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The Cloud Economy represents a drastic change in how enterprises perform computing but it's not totally unprecedented. Running simultaneously in parallel with the advent of the Cloud First mentality, is the Gig Economy.

In the Gig Economy people don't have to buy, lease or rent cars. They can use an Uber or Lyft. They don't habitually reserve a hotel room on a trip. They can use AirBnB. What lessons can cloud leaders learn from the Gig Economy that apply to the Cloud Economy and what pitfalls can we avoid?

Cloud Professor Todd Bernhard will address these lessons in our next webinar, Back to School: Cloud Economy and Lessons from AirBnB, Uber and the Gig Economy. During this live webcast we’ll discuss:

- Financial savings promised by the new economic model
- New challenges presented
- How to mitigate against such challenges

Back to School: Cloud Economy and Lessons from AirBnB, Uber and the Gig Economy

TechTalk: Cost Management Live Demo

August 17, 2017 2:00 pm


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Moving to the cloud is supposed to cost less. In reality, many organizations overspend on the cloud, paying for unused or under-utilized resources. CloudCheckr offers reports and tools that help administrators see, at a glance, where they are wasting money.

Additionally, CloudCheckr makes recommendations based on analytics to better utilize resource, upgrade or downgrade instances and more. The results are that customers typically report saving 30% on their cloud spend.

In this webinar, users will experience the CloudCheckr app in a live demo, with focus on:

- Cost Savings Dashboard
- Reserved Instance Right-Sizing Report
- Utilization Best Practices

TechTalk: Cost Management Live Demo

Back to School: Common AWS Misconfigurations

August 09, 2017 2:00 pm


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Getting started on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud is relatively straightforward, and empowers teams as never before to accelerate their business and innovate faster.

To make the most of AWS, organizations must ensure compliance and security of their infrastructure, while optimizing cloud cost and expenses. Yet with AWS releasing new features and services nearly every day, this can prove challenging in a continuously evolving environment.

In this webinar we will discuss ten of the most common AWS misconfigurations, and typical recommendations for resolving them. We’ve broken down these common errors in three buckets:

- Security and Compliance
- Cost and Expenses
- Operational Best Practices.

Back to School: Common AWS Misconfigurations

TechTalk: Security Demo and S3 Breach Update

August 03, 2017 2:00 pm


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When choosing for a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) enterprises should be looking for Security and Compliance capabilities in addition to Cost Management and Cloud Governance. CloudCheckr is a full-service CMP that delivers "All of the above."

Additionally, enterprises need to understand their role in the Shared Responsibility Model, in order to fully meet security standards like FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI and more. The recent S3 breaches are examples of customers not using the tools AWS provides to keep their cloud secure.

Join us for a hands-on demonstration of some of the more popular features of CloudCheckr, including:

- Best Practice Checks
- Automated "Fix Now" capabilities that can save time and effort
- Security and Compliance tools
- S3 Breach and CloudCheckr's free S3Checkr.com tool

TechTalk: Security Demo and S3 Breach Update

Back to School: Cloud Security Skills You Need in 2017 & Beyond

August 01, 2017 2:00 pm


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In 2015, Cisco estimated that there were more than 1 million unfilled security jobs worldwide. At the same time, attacks are becoming more sophisticated, more disruptive, costlier and more frequent. The public cloud can play a pivotal role in helping organizations mitigate the risks of a malicious attack, as it provides a fundamentally more secure IT environment than traditional on-premise systems. Yet, despite this, security remains a key concern to organizations considering migrating their applications.

During this digital workshop, Cloud Professor Todd Bernhard will teach you:

- Differences between the security skillsets needed in the datacenter and the cloud
- How the Shared Responsbility Model works in the cloud
- Common mistakes and how to avoid them
- Why you need the right tools combined with the right skillsets

Back to School: Cloud Security Skills You Need in 2017 & Beyond

Beginner's Guide to Public Sector Cloud Infrastructure

July 27, 2017 2:00 pm


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Migrating to the cloud poses challenges for any organization, but there are particular concerns for the public sector. Government regulations like FedRAMP and the upcoming DFARS must be met, but security in the cloud is different than in the data center. Cloud providers use a Shared Responsibility Model, where they secure the physical infrastructure and the rest is up to the customer. In the public sector, budgets have to be justified... and used, at the risk of decreasing in the next year. Given the potential for Cloud Sprawl, without a Cloud Management Platform, expenses can get out of control.

This webinar serves as a guide for public sector organizations looking to embrace the cloud. We will discuss the specific requirements of public sector organizations and explain the choices that will need to be made during such a migration. Topics covered include:

- What terms do I need to know?
- What questions do I need to ask?
- What are some common pitfalls?
- What tools are available to help?

Beginner

Take Your AWS Cloud Investment to the Next Level

July 24, 2017 2:00 pm


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AWS cloud is one of the leading cloud providers in the market—and Amazon solutions like Trusted Advisor, Cost Explorer, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, and Inspector can help organizations begin to manage their IaaS infrastructure more efficiently. However, the valuable data provided by these services can be more efficiently leveraged with tools that offer deeper visibility and control.

Join us to learn tools and tips to take your AWS investment to the next level, including:

- Forecasting and tagging tips to predict and optimize cloud spend
- A comprehensive approach to monitoring to ensure secure and compliant infrastructure
- Proactive risk detection and automated remediation tactics

Take Your AWS Cloud Investment to the Next Level

Get Ready for DFARS - A CloudCheckr Workshop

July 20, 2017 2:00 pm


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The clock is ticking on the latest cloud compliance mandate: NIST Special Publication 800-171, otherwise known as DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement). Any organization or contractor that holds or processes unclassified Department of Defense (DoD) data must ensure that they comply with the new DFARS clause.

December 31, 2017 is the ultimate deadline by which to prove compliance, so action is recommended as soon as possible.

In this webinar, Patrick Gartlan (CloudCheckr CTO), Jeff Bennett (Allgress President/COO), and Tim Sandage (AWS Sr. Security Partner Strategist) will lead an interactive workshop on what DFARS regulation means for your business, specifically:

✔ Specific requirements of the DFARS regulation

✔ Key controls that CloudCheckr provides to help you meet DFARS requirements

✔ Tools from Allgress that map DFARS requirements to CloudCheckr features

Get Ready for DFARS - A CloudCheckr Workshop

Closing with CloudCheckr - A Guide for Azure CSP Partners

July 18, 2017 2:00 pm


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Azure CSP Partners face new business challenges as legacy IT environments move to the cloud. These changes increase the complexity of billing clients with accuracy and efficiency. However, with the right cloud management platform, CSPs/MSPs can gain the ability to focus on their core competencies and less on business operations like monthly billing, invoicing, and chargebacks.

During this webcast, CloudCheckr Product Manager Todd Bernhard will review how the right tools can help Azure CSP partners increase profits, add value, and close more deals with more robust proposals. Specifically:

- Opportunities to win business with pre-engagement analysis

- Strategies and best practices to earn higher profitability and margins

- How to automate invoicing and billing processes at scale

Closing with CloudCheckr - A Guide for Azure CSP Partners

Supercharge Your Application Performance and Cloud Savings With Aventra IRON

July 13, 2017 2:00 pm


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Application performance is always dependent on latencies associated with the processing of data. Many attempts have been made to improve performance with code optimization and in-memory databases to take advantage of better IOPS achieved through the use of flash memory (or SSDs) and RAM. The challenge is often cost and complexity of implementation.

Aventra™ IRON from ClearDB is a simple, risk free, cost effective technology that innovatively unifies memory and storage to deliver up to 30X IOPS improvement and persistent data for any application, any database. Leverage the immediate benefits of Aventra IRON to exceed performance goals and reduce operational costs in the cloud with zero change to application or OS code.

In this webinar learn how CloudCheckr has integrated with Aventra™ IRON to make this cloud optimization technology a click away for your application and database.

Supercharge Your Application Performance and Cloud Savings With Aventra IRON

Best Practices for Consolidated Billing & Tagging to Reduce Multi-Account Costs

July 10, 2017 2:00 pm


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Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides organizations with the option of consolidated billing, to unify data from separate accounts under one centralized payer account. Consolidated billing enables simplified operations for large organizations, while increasing the possibility of volume discounts.

However, with consolidation comes the responsibility of allocation; organizations with multiple accounts—departments, projects, customers, etc.—are faced with the challenge of enforcing accountability. For internal teams, budget allocation and forecasting can be a struggle; for Managed Service Providers, chargebacks and invoicing can be a nightmare.

The CloudCheckr platform offers tagging to help user manage their instances, images, and EC2 resources. In this webcast, learn how to leverage consolidated billing and tagging to improve efficiencies and reduce cloud costs. Attendees will learn:

- How consolidated billing helps to improve governance and save on volume purchasing for multiple cloud accounts
- Why tagging is critical to managing budgets, allocating costs, and enabling chargebacks
- What to consider when creating a tagging strategy
- How CloudCheckr helps automate billing processes across accounts

Best Practices for Consolidated Billing & Tagging to Reduce Multi-Account Costs

Earning Margin: How AWS MSPs & Consulting Partners Scale & Increase Profits

July 06, 2017 10:00 am


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Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently conducted an AWS Consulting Partner study to understand how successful partners become profitable. The study revealed an overwhelming response that the biggest pain point is the complexity of billing clients with accuracy and efficiency. However, with the right cloud management platform, AWS Consulting Partners gain the ability to focus on their core competencies and less on business operations like monthly billing, invoicing, and chargebacks.

During this webcast, AWS Channel Strategist Mira Ayad and CloudCheckr EMEA Channel Manager Tony Roebuck will review the AWS Consulting Partner study and how to create a profitable AWS business using CloudCheckr’s cloud management platform, including:

- Opportunities to win business with pre-engagement analysis
- Strategies and best practices to earn higher profitability and margins
- How to automate AWS invoicing and billing processes at scale

Earning Margin: How AWS MSPs & Consulting Partners Scale & Increase Profits

Leveraging Automation for Self-Healing Clouds

June 28, 2017 2:00 pm


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When it works, the cloud runs itself, but too often humans get involved and mess things up. Users can spin up and forget about instances, or create password policies that are insecure or make typos that can cause downtime. It is important to be alerted to such events but there’s only so much one administrator can do. This is where automation comes in. The ability for your infrastructure to “self-heal” makes it possible to run a large cloud infrastructure at scale.

Join us Wednesday, June 28 at 2pm EST for Leveraging Automation for Self-Healing Clouds. During this interactive webcast, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager Todd Bernhard will present attendees with an overview of CloudCheckr’s Automation capabilities, including:

- 450 automated Best Practice Checks to detect anomalies and security problems
- “Fix Now” functionality for Best Practice Checks
- Auto-Fix functionality to eliminate steps and delays

Leveraging Automation for Self-Healing Clouds

Lessons Learned from the S3 Breach

June 26, 2017 2:00 pm


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Industry-leading security analysts have identified publicly available S3 storage buckets on at least one high profile site. While this is a legitimate concern, it presents a timely opportunity for all cloud administrators to revisit their own security policies and take action. Security breaches can rapidly burn through budgets—and destroy businesses.

While public cloud providers provide the foundational security services, the responsibility is on organizations and end users to ensure their cloud infrastructure is secure. CloudCheckr’s Best Practice Checks enable proactive security monitoring and automation to prevent hacks through available S3 buckets, vulnerable ports, and more. Join us to learn tools and tips to keep your cloud secure:

- Best Practice Checks that can detect such concerns before they become an issue
- Fix Now automation tools that can automatically correct such issues
- Regulatory tools to ensure compliance with security standards

Lessons Learned from the S3 Breach

5 Smart Ways Smartronix & CloudCheckr Make the Cloud Simple at Scale

June 20, 2017 11:00 am


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Cloud services can be disruptive to an organization, but massive transformational benefits can be achieved by partnering with a Premier Managed Services Provider like Smartronix that truly understands enterprise-class workloads. As organizations mature in their use of cloud services, they’re frequently concerned with managing utilization, assuring security and privacy, and proper governance of their environment.

Join CloudCheckr and Smartronix for an exclusive webinar and hear from the experts on the challenges and opportunities of migrating and operating in the cloud, and why selecting a Premier Managed Service Provider is critical.

Attendees will learn:

- Best practices to manage a scaling environment to avoid cloud sprawl

- The impact that today’s cyber security & compliance landscape has on your cloud

- What to look for in a Managed Service Provider for cloud computing

- How Smartronix leverages the CloudCheckr platform for their MSP business

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Smartronix, a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, provides a comprehensive set of tailored services that enable modern enterprises to optimally consume and secure cloud services. From large-scale implementations to optimization, a comprehensive, holistic approach enables Smartronix to help customers succeed in the cloud.

5 Smart Ways Smartronix & CloudCheckr Make the Cloud Simple at Scale

Tech Talk: Live Demo

June 16, 2017 2:00 pm


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When choosing for a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) enterprises should be looking for Security and Compliance capabilities in addition to Cost Management and Cloud Governance. CloudCheckr is a full-service CMP that delivers "All of the above."

Join us for a hands-on demonstration of some of the more popular features of CloudCheckr, including:

- Best Practice Checks
- Automated "Fix Now" capabilities that can save time and effort
- Right Sizing reports and charts
- Security and Compliance tools

Tech Talk: Live Demo

Diversify Your Cloud Portfolio: Making the Most of Reserved and Spot Instances

June 13, 2017 2:00 pm


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Amazon EC2 instances offer scalable, flexible computing capacity for organizations in the cloud. While most organizations utilize some balance of Reserved, Spot, and On-Demand Instances, it can become challenging to budget costs and forecast capacity needs across different instance types at scale. Savvy organizations need the right tools to help manage their unique volume needs while reducing waste and mitigating downtime risks.

Join us to discuss how to make the most of EC2 instances options, including:

- How to understand the different pricing models and instance types
- What to consider for specific workload, budget, and timeline requirements
- Why historical and predictive analytics are critical for proactive instance use
- Tools to help leverage and optimize across instance types

Diversify Your Cloud Portfolio: Making the Most of Reserved and Spot Instances

Amazon EBS: A Crash Course on Reducing Cloud Waste and Improving Performance

June 08, 2017 3:00 pm


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AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS) is Amazon’s most widely used cloud storage service— and with good reason. It is designed specifically for use with EC2, is suited to a wide variety of use cases, offers four different volume types, and boasts an extensive range of options and features. However, it also represents a significant chunk of your monthly AWS bill. So, it’s essential you use EBS wisely by striking the right balance between cost and performance, and eliminating unnecessary waste on storage resources.
To make the most of your organization’s cloud spend and leverage resources efficiently, it’s important to understand Amazon EBS. This webinar will help you by:
• Explaining the different EBS volume types from a cost and performance perspective
• Discussing some of the hidden costs of EBS
• Providing a few monitoring tips to help you reduce EBS expenditure

Amazon EBS: A Crash Course on Reducing Cloud Waste and Improving Performance

Using Amazon IAM to Secure Your Cloud Investment

June 02, 2017 2:00 pm


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The landscape of IT and data security has changed since the advent of the cloud. Savvy organizations know that they must have visibility and control over their environment to make the most of their investment. Tools like Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) can help teams proactively manage and protect their cloud environment.

Join CloudCheckr CEO Aaron Newman for a webinar to learn tips for effective and secure cloud deployments, including:

- How to address requirements of AWS’ Shared Responsibility Model
- Why anticipating internal threats, as well as external, is crucial for mitigating cloud security risks
- What Amazon IAM is, and how it can help ensure secure and compliant deployments
- Best practices for using IAM to configure user permissions, policies, and more

Using Amazon IAM to Secure Your Cloud Investment

How CloudCheckr Makes 1.7 Million EC2 Decisions Easy

May 25, 2017 1:00 pm


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Choosing to move to the Cloud is a great decision, but it’s the first of many more decisions. You have to choose from 70 instance types, with 14 purchase options, running your choice of 4 operating systems, across dozens of availability zones and regions with distinct choices for tenancy and block storage. When you add it up, there are over a million options. In fact, Gartner has calculated that the number of decisions just for deploying an EC2 instance is over 1.7 million.

It’s easy to make the wrong decisions and spend too much or be underprepared to meet demand. There’s only one way to make such decisions reliably and efficiently and that is to automate and follow best practices. In this in-depth discussion and demonstration, Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager, will show how to use CloudCheckr's Best Practices tool to manage costs.

Join us for a "Deep Dive" into some of the 450+ Best Practice Checks offered by CloudCheckr to:

- Make sure you are not paying for unused resources

- Ensure the resources you are indeed using are being used at a high level of utilization

- Identify areas where you can save money

How CloudCheckr Makes 1.7 Million EC2 Decisions Easy

Cloud First: A New Competitive Advantage for Modern Enterprises

May 23, 2017 1:00 pm


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The cloud has the potential to eliminate overhead, waste, security risks, and human error, without the hassles of running a traditional data center. Savvy enterprises are taking a “Cloud First” approach to computing resources as a major competitive advantage, enabling organizations to stay lean and increase operational efficiencies, mitigate risks, and save money as they grow.

During this webcast, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager Todd Bernhard will uncover why and how modern enterprises are transitioning to a Cloud First approach, including:

- Going all-in with the cloud as a major competitive advantage

- Understanding the differences between on-prem vs. operating in the cloud

- Choosing the right cloud management tools to gain complete visibility

Cloud First: A New Competitive Advantage for Modern Enterprises

TechTalk: CloudCheckr New Features (April - May)

May 19, 2017 1:00 pm


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During this live webinar, learn the latest enhancements to the CloudCheckr Cloud Management Platform. Todd Bernhard, Product Marketing Manager for CloudCheckr, will highlight the newest noteworthy features, and show you how you can stay updated going forward.

The CloudCheckr service is updated frequently… every week in fact, so it’s a challenge to stay informed on all of the new features. Attend this webinar and learn the important updates including:

- Leverage price drops and new pricing policies for AWS Reserved Instances
- Access over 450 Best Practice Checks
- Save time and effort with “Fix Now” capabilities

TechTalk: CloudCheckr New Features (April - May)

AWS CloudTrail 101: Security Analysis & Compliance Auditing

May 15, 2017 1:00 pm


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AWS CloudTrail offers an innovative solution to a big problem: logging events in a dynamic cloud environment, and storing and managing those logs in a simple way. Collecting the logs, however, is not enough. Users need log analytics to run robust cloud operations and without
the right tools and methods, you won’t be able to form this data into timely and actionable insight.

During this interactive webcast, CloudCheckr Evangelist Aaron Gettings will present attendees with an overview of AWS CloudTrail, specifically:

- How AWS CloudTrail works, including step-by-step setup

- AWS CloudTrail pricing structure

- Enabling the proper tools to turn AWS logs into actionable insights

AWS CloudTrail 101: Security Analysis & Compliance Auditing

HIPAA Compliance Town Hall: Auditing in the AWS Cloud

May 11, 2017 2:00 pm


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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires different rules in the cloud era for staying compliant when it comes to dealing with Protected Health Information (PHI). As a result, IT leaders must adhere accordingly when operating on a public cloud infrastructure, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), to prevent potential violations and monetary fines.

In this live virtual co-panel discussion by AWS, CorpInfo, and CloudCheckr, we will explore:

- What rules affect HIPAA compliance and governance in the cloud and who must comply

- Why HIPAA compliance requires continuous monitoring and logging of network and information assets

- How to achieve HIPAA compliance with AWS HIPAA Quick Start

- Why organizations need to know and understand AWS’ Shared Responsibility Model to remain compliant in the cloud

- How tools can help validate your security posture and support auditing requirements

HIPAA Compliance Town Hall: Auditing in the AWS Cloud

Tag Your IT: Gain Control and Visibility with AWS Tagging

May 09, 2017 1:00 pm


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Maintaining accountability across an ephemeral IaaS infrastructure can be a challenge for Finance and DevOps teams. With the proper tagging strategy and implementation, organizations can manage cloud costs around their EC2 instances and resources.

Join CloudCheckr May 9th at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific for a live webinar discussing proactive tactics and tips to execute an AWS tagging strategy as your organization scales, including:

- Tagging rule guidelines to gain visibility and control over your asset inventory
- Cost allocation reports and tools to understand cloud expenses and recognize optimization opportunities
- How CloudCheckr can help enforce tagging policies and reduce cloud costs

Tag Your IT: Gain Control and Visibility with AWS Tagging

AWS Cloud Compliance - What Is it and How to Achieve to It

May 04, 2017 2:00 pm


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Running an organization in the dynamic, ephemeral cloud brings increasing complexity and challenges as your environment scales. The advantages of scalability and flexibility are unquestionable, but assessing and measuring compliance requirements is a full-time job. To mitigate risks in 2017 and beyond, enterprises must proactively plan for cloud-based continuous monitoring, reporting and alerts, and automated response to maintain their governance, risk and compliance posture.

You’re invited to a live webinar with AWS, Allgress and CloudCheckr to learn how to achieve and demonstrate compliance in the cloud to satisfy the auditors, streamline reporting of technical and non-technical controls, and improve workflow across your key stakeholders. In this exclusive webinar, attendees will learn:

●What does it mean to ‘be compliant’ in the public cloud
●Why a shared responsibility model is critical for compliance and security in the cloud
●How 3rd party tools help augment the AWS compliance framework

About the Speakers:

CloudCheckr and Allgress, AWS Advanced Technology Partners with certified Security competency, enable organizations to reduce the complexity timeframe to achieving compliance in the AWS cloud using the integrated Regulatory Mapping Tool (RPM). Join CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manger Todd Bernhard, Allgress President and COO Jeff Bennett, and Amazon Web Services Sr. Security Partner Strategist Tim Sandage as they dive into specific ways of what is means to be compliant and stay that way in the public cloud.

AWS Cloud Compliance - What Is it and How to Achieve to It

Maximize Scale & Agility: Leveraging Public Cloud Best Practices & Optimization

April 28, 2017 1:00 pm


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Building your workloads on AWS unleashes speed and agility. To keep your foot on the pedal and stay aggressive, you need to infuse governance and best practices into your patterns.

Join CloudCheckr Co-Founder/CEO Aaron Newman in this webcast as he walks you through best practices and strategies for successfully scaling out your AWS environment. In this webinar, learn how to

- Stay lean and maximize spend

- Ensure proper controls are in place

- Apply cost optimization strategies

- Manage right sizing services and administrative privileges

Maximize Scale & Agility: Leveraging Public Cloud Best Practices & Optimization

3 Keys to Growing AWS Reseller Profitability

April 25, 2017 3:35 pm


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Scaling up your AWS reseller business, managing multiple client accounts, and maintaining profit margins can be complex and time consuming. However, you do not need to try this alone. The right cloud management platform can simplify business operations like invoicing and chargebacks and also optimize purchasing and allocation opportunities to increase revenue.

You’re invited to a live webinar with AWS and CloudCheckr to learn how to create a profitable AWS business using CloudCheckr’s cloud management platform for AWS MSP and Resellers. In this exclusive webinar, attendees will learn:

● Why every organization should have a cloud financial administrator
● 3 key strategies to enable higher profitability
● How to automate AWS invoicing and billing processes at scale

CloudCheckr is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and trusted by 150+ AWS authorized resellers and MSPs, as well as 40% of AWS Premier Consulting Partners. Join CloudCheckr Co-Founder/COO Aaron Klein, Director of Partner Services, Alana Biltucci, and Amazon Web Services Channel Strategist Mira Ayad as they dive into specific ways that AWS Resellers can increase their margins and grow their AWS business.

3 Keys to Growing AWS Reseller Profitability

Understanding AWS Changes to Reserved Instances

April 17, 2017 3:00 pm


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Amazon has made some interesting moves lately regarding how they let customers use Reserved Instances. It’s good news, but you need to understand how instances are calculated to maximize the savings. Plus, there are distinct areas where CloudCheckr’s Reserved Instance Rebalancer can make a difference, such as Non-Amazon Linux instances.

Understanding AWS Changes to Reserved Instances

3 Keys to Cloud Success for Modern Enterprises

April 13, 2017 2:00 pm


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Modern Enterprises are embracing the cloud for good reason. Cloud computing has the potential to save costs, reduce administrative efforts, and increase security. However, there is the potential to make mistakes when moving to and using the cloud. Those mistakes can undo all of the gains the cloud promises. Cloud Management is key to making the move to the cloud a success.

In this webinar, attendees will learn the three key concerns when using the cloud, namely:

1) Cloud First - The trend and benefits of moving to the cloud
2) Cloud Security - The new security risks with a cloud infrastructure and how to avoid them
3) Cost Management - Trading one set of expenses for another and how to manage them

CloudCheckr is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and trusted by 150+ AWS authorized resellers and MSPs, as well as 40% of AWS Premier Consulting Partners. Join CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager Todd Bernhard as he discusses the common pitfalls modern enterprises should watch out for when moving to the cloud.

3 Keys to Cloud Success for Modern Enterprises

5 Ways MSPs Can Meet the Needs of Amazon and Grow Their Business

March 30, 2017 3:40 pm


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As the cloud becomes part of any business’ standard operating procedure, the demands on Managed Service Providers (MSPs) has increased as well. End customers are expecting more when it comes to reporting, security, and best practices. And it’s not just customers with changing expectations; Amazon has increased their requirements when it comes to MSPs, with an updated MSP Validation checklist. Failing an audit could be devastating; the right tools can help. CloudCheckr makes it easy for MSPs to meet their obligations—to Amazon and their clients.

In this webcast, attendees will learn:

- New requirements as part of Amazon’s MSP Validation Checklist 3.1

- How CloudCheckr helps MSPs meet those checklist items

- Areas where MSPs can increase growth and margins using CloudCheckr

5 Ways MSPs Can Meet the Needs of Amazon and Grow Their Business

5 Ways CloudCheckr Can Help Simplify Your Complicated AWS Bill Today

March 07, 2017 7:45 pm


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Finalized AWS bills are in! Are you happy with what you see? Confused maybe? We’re here to help. At the beginning of each month, many of our customers tend to ask the same questions about their AWS bill. We’ve decided to answer the most common ones, and open the floor for an interactive Q&A.

This webinar, featuring CloudCheckr expert and Support team all-star Aaron Gettings, will go over:

- What’s the best way to know when your AWS bill is ready?

- Discrepancies between AWS invoices and Advanced Grouping

- Charges that do NOT show up in CloudCheckr until your AWS bill is finalized

- Actions that are delayed until your bill is finalized

- Account Family peculiarities

5 Ways CloudCheckr Can Help Simplify Your Complicated AWS Bill Today

Optimize Your EC2 Fleet with CloudCheckr Spot Management

March 02, 2017 12:35 pm


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AWS Spot Instances offer organizations a way to save money on excess compute capacity; any organization running their business in the cloud should be taking advantage of the Spot Market. However, fluctuating capacity or workload interruptions are an unfortunate reality of Spot Instances that often deter AWS cloud users from using them for mission-critical applications.

CloudCheckr Spot Management, powered by Spotinst, offers AWS users the visibility, resource predictability, and automatic scaling flexibility they need to manage and optimize their Spot fleet. This webcast covers some of the most important considerations CloudCheckr Spot Management addresses, including:

- Why visibility and control across EC2 resources is critical to managing and optimizing costs

- How Spotinst enables more informed, proactive Spot Market purchases

- Why predictive analytics and algorithms are key to forecasting capacity needs

- How automatic capacity scaling can foster 60-80% cost savings with Spot Instances

Optimize Your EC2 Fleet with CloudCheckr Spot Management

Tools for Navigating Enterprise Cloud Migration at Scale

February 23, 2017 2:00 pm


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The cloud offers powerful potential for organizations to innovate and scale faster. However, concerns of cost allocation and management can derail cloud initiatives before they even get off the ground. With the right planning and strategy in place, however, organizations can recognize the true benefit of running applications and workloads in the cloud.

In this co-presented webinar with Relus Cloud, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we’ll discuss how to anticipate and navigate the complexities of moving to the cloud, including:

- Key business considerations that influence cost and drive organizational efficiency

- Defining and assessing dependencies that affect cloud migration costs

- Creating a deployment roadmap to ensure success

- Managing and optimizing cost as your organization scales over time

Tools for Navigating Enterprise Cloud Migration at Scale

Security Myths Debunked: Running Your Business In the Cloud

February 21, 2017 2:00 pm


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Organizational efficiency and convenience were the initial appeal of the cloud: add servers when you need them, get rid of them when you don't. Offering businesses the ability to automatically scale with workload and application needs, the cloud offers endless potential to grow at scale. As cloud technology continues to evolve and diversify—from public to private, hybrid to multi-cloud—the use cases and potential benefits have also expanded. And, unlike traditional IT, cloud performance and capacity drivers also tend to improve infrastructure security. During this webinar, we'll explore:

*Using cloud security as a competitive advantage for your business
*How focus on performance, agility, and efficiency in cloud mutually benefits security
*The changes in thinking and design necessary to unlock the cloud’s potential for improving security
*Practical strategies for automation, monitoring, mitigation and incident response

Join 451 Research and CloudCheckr for an exclusive webinar to discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities for organizations looking to leverage the true potential of the cloud.

About CloudCheckr:
CloudCheckr is a unified cost and security automation platform that gives you visibility, insight, and automation for your AWS environment. CloudCheckr delivers a suite of products for cloud operations, security and finance teams for Cost Management, Security and Compliance, Utilization and Inventory.

Security Myths Debunked: Running Your Business In the Cloud

Best Practices for Managing Enterprise Cloud at Scale

February 02, 2017 8:50 pm


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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.

In this webinar, you will learn best practices for deploying and managing AWS at scale for large enterprises and how CloudCheckr and Turbot work together to ensure the success of your Enterprise Cloud Strategy.

- 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

Best Practices for Managing Enterprise Cloud at Scale

Securing Your Cloud: Deep Dive with CEO & Founder Aaron Newman

January 26, 2017 5:20 pm


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Security in the cloud is one of the biggest concerns that enterprises need to ensure management of. There are many configuration and perimeter considerations to govern to mitigate security breaches and data thefts, and ensure integrity and confidentiality in your environment.

During this webinar CloudCheckr CEO & Co-Founder Aaron Newman will take a deep look into:

- Security Best Practices

- Monitoring & Alerting on CloudTrail

- Monitoring & Alerting on VPC Flow Logs

- Perimeter Assessments

Securing Your Cloud: Deep Dive with CEO & Founder Aaron Newman

Saving Money: The Smart Buyer's Strategy to Reserved Instances

January 10, 2017 8:10 pm


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Most organizations can and should benefit from the convenience and cost savings offered by the cloud. Reserved Instances (RIs), specifically, present a tremendous opportunity to save significantly on capacity. However, there are many things to consider to fully reap the benefits of AWS Reserved Instances.

During this interactive webinar, you'll 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

- Insights, tools, and automation for optimizing RI investments.

Saving Money: The Smart Buyer

How MediaMath Saved $2 Million With CloudCheckr

July 21, 2016 2:50 pm


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Discover how MediaMath turbo-charged their DevOps initiative and realized $2 Million in cost savings in one year by leveraging CloudCheckr’s unified cloud governance platform and exclusive optimization and data analytics for AWS. CloudCheckr helps the most discerning IT, Security and Finance leaders reduce costs, increase operational efficiencies, and mitigate security risks.

How MediaMath Saved $2 Million With CloudCheckr