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Your Cheat Sheet to Amazon Cloud Storage Pricing

To help you understand the costs of your cloud services, we’ve created a pricing cheat sheet of the three most common AWS cloud storage services: object storage (S3), block storage (EBS), and file storage (EFS).


The Ultimate Guide To AWS Savings Plans

This guide includes example scenarios where AWS Savings Plans should be used, considerations to take into account before committing to AWS Savings Plans, and answers to frequently asked questions.


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.


How To Accelerate Your AWS Cloud Journey To Reach Cloud Maturity

The goal of this eBook is to help you gain control of your AWS costs, security, and governance, where cost and performance are optimized and your cloud environment is governed by policy-driven automation.


Common Culprits for Unexpected AWS Cost Spikes

AWS offers a myriad of innovative services, but it can be hard to estimate the costs for some of these solutions. Here are five services to keep close tabs on throughout your cloud journey.


Building a Successful Cloud Financial Management Practice

This paper details a set of organizational best practices and principles, outlining key stakeholder groups, roles, and responsibilities, to help you plan, build, and execute a successful cloud financial management strategy.


Benchmark Your Cloud Maturity: A Framework for Best Practices

The biggest challenges for organizations that embrace the public cloud are often related to people and processes, not technology. This whitepaper lays out a framework for best practices in cloud operations, cost management, and security.


AWS Cost Optimization: Best Practices to Lower Your Cloud Bill

This paper outlines best practices to establish a cloud financial management practice to reduce AWS costs, and guidance on how AWS customers use a cloud financial management solution to execute that practice.


8 Best Practices for Reducing Spend in Azure

To help organizations take control of their cloud costs, we provide eight best practices to reduce spend in Azure, including customer examples and practical applications.


7 Best Practices for Cloud Security Posture Management

To help improve your organization’s cloud security posture, here’s a guide with actionable best practices to ensure cloud security without inhibiting productivity, along with key questions to consider when evaluating cloud security and compliance solutions.