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Tiered Pricing: How To Figure Out Your SaaS Pricing Tiers

Pricing matters. Charge too little and you won't earn enough revenue to stay afloat. Charge too much and you could lose thousands in potential business. Yet, you don’t want to price out some customers or cause others to feel you can’t meet their needs. So what can you do? This is where tiered pricing comes into play, and can be helpful for SaaS companies to meet the needs and budgets of each of their different customer personas.

Maintaining Operational Sanity Across 100+ AWS Accounts | Eric Mann / Ryan Tomac (Vacasa)

At Vacasa, AWS accounts represent the unit of isolation for distinct applications & services in our software ecosystem, providing security benefits and operational autonomy for our teams as we scale. Managing accounts at this scale requires strong DevOps practices to maintain security, operational sanity, and uniform observability across the system. In this talk, we’ll cover the benefits of such an approach, the practices that make it possible, and the important role Datadog plays.

Forecasting Kubernetes Costs

The benefits of containerizing workloads are numerous and proven. But, during infrastructure transformations, organizations are experiencing common, consistent challenges that interfere with accurately forecasting the costs for hosting workloads in Kubernetes. Planning the proper reservations for CPU and memory before migrating to containers is a persistent issue Densify observes across our customers.


Historical log analysis and investigation with Online Archives

To have full visibility into modern cloud environments, businesses need to collect an ever-growing avalanche of log data from a range of highly complex data sources. Indexing logs is key for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting, but it can quickly become expensive at high volumes, meaning that organizations often must choose which logs to index and which to archive.


How to Manage an ETL Data Migration Into the Cloud

As organizations move their workloads into the public cloud, their environments gradually evolve. Initially, an organization tends to aim for a 1:1 migration of resources, typically in the form of virtual machines (VMs). Although this approach allows for an easier data migration path, it’s more costly and offers less flexibility than taking advantage of some of the serverless and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings in the public cloud.


Differences between Site Reliability Engineer Vs. Software Engineer Vs. Cloud Engineer Vs. DevOps Engineer

The evolution of Software Engineering over the last decade has lead to the emergence of numerous job roles. So how different is a Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer and a Cloud Engineer from each other? In this blog, we drill down and compare the differences between these roles and their functions.


Top six Amazon S3 metrics to monitor

When you’re planning an application performance monitoring (APM) strategy, collecting metrics from storage services like Amazon S3 may not seem like a priority. After all, part of the point of object storage is that applications can read and write from storage buckets seamlessly, with minimal configuration and overhead. Unlike databases or file systems, storage buckets don’t require complex configurations that could lead to performance issues.

Full Circle: From Puppet to Google and Back Again

Deepak and Kelsey have a long history in a shared industry — they both worked at Puppet when it was still called Puppet Labs, and collaborated on some of the most exciting projects that made Puppet what it is today. Join Deepak and Kelsey for a fireside chat during which they’ll discuss the evolution of configuration management and automation, how their careers have overlapped and diverged, and what they envision for the future of cloud and ops.

10 CTO Tools Every Tech Leader Should Be Using

Managing technology isn't your only responsibility as a CTO. You could be the CIO, Digital Enabler, Data Officer, and Engineering Leader all rolled up into one, whether you work at a startup, scaleup, or enterprise. Your role as a C-suite executive for engineering requires you to research and implement the newest, most efficient technologies. As CTO, you’re responsible for: The list goes on and on.