Cost Management


Amazon ECS vs. EKS (vs. Fargate): Which One Is Best For You?

AWS provides a number of useful services for managing and deploying containers, three among them being Amazon Elastic Compute (ECS), Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), and Fargate. Making the right choice between these services is not always easy because, while they might look similar on the surface (and are all equally popular), they each have unique characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages.


Six AWS Lambda Cost Optimization Strategies That Work

In 2021 it’s common practice for businesses to use a pay-as-you-go/use pricing model. It’s no different with Amazon. It’s also the primary reason why this article is such an important read for all those looking to reduce their AWS Lambda costs. In this article, we will go over six actionable strategies to optimize the cost relating to our AWS Lambda usage. One of the main reasons for choosing to move into the cloud is the ability to reduce costs.


CostOps: The Overlooked Developer Responsibility

Developers are the kingmakers. Millions of decisions made by tens of thousands of developers are ultimately responsible for the triumph or tragedy of IT. Developers for commercial vendors, open-source projects, cloud and software as a service (SaaS) solutions, managed service providers (MSPs), and internal teams make most technology decisions far upstream from IT pros. This essentially defines ops’ role as the crew who finds a way to make washing machines fly in formation.


The Simple Formula To Calculate SaaS Gross Margin

As the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry continues to grow, finding ways to win on gross margin becomes increasingly important. By finding sustainable strategies that either increase revenue or limit the cost of goods sold (COGS), SaaS companies can gain a competitive advantage and continue pursuing their broader growth objectives. While all SaaS brands want to be “profitable”, broadly speaking, there are many different ways to define what profitability actually means.


What Is SaaS Finance? (Plus 12 Metrics You Should Be Monitoring)

One of the most important things SaaS companies need to think about in order to be successful is financial modeling. To succeed in the increasingly competitive SaaS space, finance teams need to carefully consider a wide variety of KPIs and find ways to effectively manage both present and future cash flows. Cash flows and liquidity are two of the most common challenges faced in this industry — if effectively addressed, your company can position itself for long-term success.


Serverless 101: What Is It, How Serverless Computing Works, Pros and Cons, and More

Serverless computing is one of the fastest-growing areas in software development, along with hybrid clouds and using multi-cloud strategies. The global serverless architecture market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.2% in 2021 through 2026. It will reach $10.29 billion from $4.2 billion in 2020, according to MarketWatch. The serverless approach promises to help developers beat the cons of self-managed and even virtual server infrastructure. But is serverless right for you?


Outdated Calculus of Cloud Cost Containment

“Cost” would seem to underpin almost every decision IT teams make. Sure, business requirements drive overall operations budgets, but it’s always in tension with decades-old certainties about cost. It’s long been the unyielding constant of IT equations. In particular, IT pros migrating application infrastructures out of the data center have discovered the on-premises math of cost containment no longer works.