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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.


Five Considerations for Managing Your Kubernetes Clusters

This checklist clearly discusses the key things to keep in mind when considering the management of your Kubernetes clusters. Learn expert best practices and top industry tips.


Boost hybrid cloud security

81% of enterprises cite cloud security as a challenge. Learn the best practices for boosting your hybrid cloud security.


7 characteristics of successful hybrid cloud strategies

This checklist will give you the top 7 areas to consider when building a successful hybrid cloud strategy. Increase the potential of your cloud solution today.


The Business Value of an Agile and Flexible Platform for Developing and Running Applications with OpenShift on AWS

This IDC brief shows how enterprises are increasing revenue by rapidly moving to containers to develop and run their applications on Red Hat OpenShift and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Containers may be themselves a singular and simple foundational technology, but they have brought with them a large range of benefits that taken together define a full container platform, including transitioning from monolithic applications, scaling and automating orchestration with Kubernetes, and shifting to agile methods. Download the brief now to learn more.


Digital Dialogue: How HubSpot Solved the Challenges of an Overwhelmed Elk Stack

Are you interested in learning more about a new revolutionary approach to log management? Download this Digital Dialogue, summarizing a recent webcast with AWSInsider.net demonstrating how HubSpot used ChaosSearch to markedly improve its DDoS defenses.