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The Next Generation of Cloud Management Starts with a Cloud Center of Excellence

To help ensure your organization can keep up with the pace of change in cloud management, here's a guide on how to establish a Cloud Center of Excellence, including examples of successful implementation with other organizations across the three key areas of excellence: cloud financial management, operations, and security and compliance.


Common Culprits for Unexpected AWS Cost Spikes

Enterprises rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver agility, operational flexibility, and faster innovation. However, managing cloud costs is significantly different from managing on-premises data center costs, and in many cases, the same specific cloud services are responsible for unexpected cost spikes. To help know what to look for, here is a quick list of common AWS services that often contribute to unpredictable costs.


8 Best Practices for Reducing Spend in Azure

Enterprises rely on Azure to deliver agility, operational flexibility, and faster innovation in the cloud. However, managing cloud costs is significantly different from managing on-premises data center costs. It can be difficult to keep up with the speed of the cloud to optimize resources and align cloud spend with business initiatives.


The Ultimate Guide To AWS Savings Plans

In late 2019, AWS introduced a new pricing option for instances called Savings Plans, which offer the flexibility for customers to capitalize on the same discounts as Reserved Instances (RIs) even as instance sizes change. However, while Savings Plans provide greater degrees of flexibility, they don’t alleviate all the management burden of Reservations—and in some areas come with greater challenges.


The State of Cloud Security Risk, Compliance, and Misconfigurations

Cloud misconfigurations consistently are a top concern for organizations utilizing public cloud. Such errors lead to data breaches, allow the deletion or modification of resources, cause service interruptions, and otherwise wreak havoc on business operations. With recent breaches due to misconfigurations making major headlines, this survey was conducted to better understand the current state of cloud security programs, tools utilized to mitigate security risks, organizations’ cloud security posture, and barriers organizations face in reducing security risks.


Establishing the #NewNormal

Is your network built for today’s #newnormal? Now, more than ever, a robust infrastructure is required for new technology demands. Here’s your guide to essential IT solutions for the #newnormal.


Veeam and AWS Customer Reference Book

Read this eBook to learn about 4 customers and how they experienced the powerful combination of Veeam and AWS to protect critical data and applications, ensure business operations and improves disaster recovery, as well as save significant time and money so they can focus on what they do best.


A Fresh Approach to Data-driven Digital Transformation

Explore this whitepaper to learn more about the need for digital transformation, the benefits of the public cloud, the Shared Responsibility Model, and what Veeam and AWS can do together to accelerate, optimize, and expand your digital transformation.


AWS Backup for Dummies

So it turns out that data doesn’t protect itself. And despite providing what might be the most secure and reliable compute platform the Universe has ever seen, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can’t guarantee that you’ll never lose data either. To understand why that is, you’ll need to face your worst nightmares while visualizing all the horrifying things that can go wrong, and then boldly adopt some best‑practice solutions as you map out a plan to protect yourself.


16 powerful tips to lower your AWS spending

In this white paper, you’ll learn about the most beneficial, yet often overlooked, tools you can use to plan your AWS usage and optimize cost savings.