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The Limitations Of Combining CloudHealth And Kubecost

Ever since its release in September 2014, Kubernetes has been equally powerful and meme-able in the engineering world. For all the magic of its container orchestration and compute resource management, it’s also mysterious and, to many, confounding — especially when it comes time to pay for it. As we’ve written before, migrating to Kubernetes often means losing cost visibility.


Why Unit Cost Must Be Your North Star Metric In The Cloud

You’re a savvy SaaS business leader, so you already know the importance of keeping costs low to maximize your margins. What you might not have considered, however, is how tracking unit cost in your cloud spend data can help you achieve optimizations far beyond what you’d get with traditional cost-cutting methods. Keep reading to learn how cloud spend unit costs can drive savings you never knew were possible.


Single-Tenant Vs. Multi-Tenant Cloud: When To Use Each

When operating in the cloud, one of the key decisions to make is about which type of architecture to adopt for your business and customer data. This is because choosing cost-effective architecture is key to building profitable SaaS software. Single-tenant and multi-tenant cloud environments are the options to consider. Both types of architecture have security and privacy implications. There’s also the issue of cost, which differs significantly depending on the architecting model you adopt.


CapEx Vs. OpEx In The Cloud: 10 Key Differences

As many companies shift from traditional IT infrastructure to cloud computing, they are also rethinking how they handle cloud costs — from accounting to tax reporting. Computing costs are predictable and relatively fixed in traditional IT environments. An organization purchases computing capacity upfront and uses it over time. The total cost of ownership is fairly easier to calculate with this setup. By contrast, cloud computing operates on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no upfront payments.


The Ultimate RDS Instance Types Guide: What You Need To Know

Amazon’s Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) offers a variety of database instances, which can be confusing at first. In this guide, we'll clarify what each RDS instance class, family, type, and size means in under 15 minutes. Let's start at the beginning.


Real-Time Cost Optimization: Application Level FinOps for Spark on Amazon EMR and Amazon EKS

Pepperdata’s ability to halve cloud costs at top enterprises may seem radical and new, but it’s absolutely not. Pepperdata has been hardened and battle tested since 2012, and our software is currently deployed on about 100,000 instances and nodes across some of the largest and most complex cloud deployments in the world. We’re an AWS ISV Accelerate partner focused on helping customers save money running Spark on Amazon EMR and Spark and microservices on Amazon EKS.


ECS Vs. EC2 Vs. S3 Vs. Lambda: The Ultimate Comparison

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers over 200 fully-featured services. AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon Lambda, and the AWS Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) are some of the most critical services you should become familiar with. We’ve covered Amazon ECS vs. EKS vs. Fargate for managing and deploying containers before. In this guide, we'll explain how Amazon EC2, Lambda, ECS, and S3 compare and when you’ll want to use each.