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Trends in AWS Spending 2019

Based on an analysis of the habits of more than 4,000 AWS customers spending more than $1 billion over a one-year period, this report shows how cloud use is evolving year to year.


Building a Successful Cloud Financial Management Practice

This whitepaper breaks down the unique financial management challenges of a cloud environment and provides recommendations to empower your teams to take advantage of the cloud while keeping budgets and costs in control.


The Ultimate Guide to AWS Savings Plans

This guide explains what AWS Savings Plans are, how they compare to Reserved Instances, and what you need to know to incorporate them into their existing AWS environment.


A Beginner’s Guide to Gaining Visibility in the Cloud

Designed for both those taking their first steps into public cloud and those trying to manage costs, performance, and security in an advanced environment, this guide breaks down how to automate and optimize cloud management.


Digital Dialogue - Reaching the Elk Stack Wall

Read this Digital Dialogue to learn what organizations can do when they hit the ELK Stack wall using an advanced technology platform providing fully managed service, unlimited data retention, and no data movement, all on Amazon S3.


Data Protection in the Cloud: Avoiding Cloud Data Loss

29% of businesses that face a data breach end up losing revenue, and you don’t want this to happen to your cloud investments. Learn the key considerations and misconceptions to avoid as you plan your data protection strategy.


Cloud Backup Buyer's Guide

Charting your course to backing up your data in the cloud? Watch out for these pitfalls: Beware of Lift and Shift Strategies - you’ll be surprised at the cost and complexity; Watch out for capacity-based pricing and egress costs; Know your costs of backup non-compliance.


Simplify Data Protection to Take Command of Your Hybrid Cloud

Traditional data protection solutions simply can’t deal with both on-premises and cloud-based workloads in a hybrid IT environment. Discover 6 VM protection must-haves and SaaS qualities to look for when researching a solution that properly protects VMs regardless of location.


FinOps: A New Approach to Cloud Financial Management

In today’s cloud-first world, businesses are struggling to catch up to the variable nature of cloud spending. DevOps and Agile have broken the traditional procurement model, where slow-moving financial decisions drove technology investments. Now, it’s all about micro-optimizations that adjust resources based on demand, thus shaping cloud spend. In this complex new reality, the organization needs a common language to master the unit economics of cloud to drive the competitive advantage.


Mastering the Fundamentals of AWS Cost Efficiency

The costs of running your AWS infrastructure can add up quickly if left unchecked. Without the right strategy, companies can wind up leaving a lot of savings on the table. Having worked with some of the biggest AWS spenders in the world, Apptio has identified notable trends in the way successful companies monitor, manage and mitigate their AWS costs. With this knowledge and leveraging the practice of FinOps this eBook provides a clear path to increased cost efficiency.