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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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Navigating the Shift to Public Cloud Security With a DevSecOps Mindset

The rising number of cloud data breaches due to simple service misconfigurations is forcing cloud security owners to rethink security practices. In this eBook, we’ll explore how to navigate the shift to public cloud security.


Comparing AWS Tools for Cloud Cost Management and Optimization

AWS customers often encounter much larger bills than expected. This ebook lays out the services that AWS provides to help with cloud cost management, and helps you understand how to navigate your options.


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.