Cost Management

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How To Create A Cloud Center Of Excellence (CCOE)

Establishing a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) is an important milestone in every company’s cloud computing journey. While it is usually not the first milestone — which is focused on delivering value to customers — this milestone is reached as the company grows and scales. Turning ad-hoc cloud initiatives into a company-wide strategy, the CCOE helps the business to manage the cloud process and adopt best practices.

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What Is AWS Monitoring? 8 Best Practices To Get You Started

Migrating to the cloud provides cost, scalability, performance, maintenance, and other engineering and IT benefits. Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) stands out as the most popular cloud platform, offering an advanced public cloud with robust services that are easy to integrate with your existing workflows. While AWS strives to keep its tools simple to use, many users still require deep expertise to get their AWS environment set up properly and running smoothly.

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The 15 Best CFO Tools For Managing Software Financials

As businesses evolve thanks to technology advances, so must the role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With an ever-growing list of financials to manage, such as payroll, operating expenses, IT and software expenses, and more, CFOs have to find the right processes and choose the right tools to get the cost data they need to make informed decisions and ensure profitability for their company.

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Kubernetes Monitoring Explained: 10+ Tools To Get You Started

Kubernetes is the platform of choice for orchestrating containerized applications. It’s ideal for large applications running on distributed instances. But you likely already knew that because if you are weighing Kubernetes monitoring tools, you know what Kubernetes (K8s) is and why it is useful. That means you also have an inkling of how challenging Kubernetes can be to manage. This is where Kubernetes monitoring tools come in handy.

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What Is Cloud Orchestration? 8 Tools To Get You Started

Automation in the cloud has a number of benefits that helps you save time and eliminate human error. Cloud automation can help you innovate faster because it frees up your engineering team to focus on innovation — rather than repetitive tasks. It can also help you save money by scaling resources up and down to match your computing needs and budget. But is this actually cloud automation or is it cloud orchestration?

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What Is FinOps? And How Does It Compare To DevOps?

Every couple years, it seems the tech industry mashes together different team names to make up the latest discipline — whether it’s DevOps, DevSecOps, AIOps, or most recently, NoOps. The names can seem eye roll-worthy at first. However, when their associated practices are followed correctly, many have been transformative. They force collaboration early and often — which helps companies improve velocity and foresee potential risk before disasters occur.

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What Is Container Orchestration? Here's Your Complete Guide

Containerization is gaining traction across nearly all industries and company sizes worldwide. In fact, the 2019 edition of Portworx’s annual Containers Adoption Survey report showed over 87% of surveyed organizations were using container technologies. Over 90% of them use containerization in production. In 2021, the Kubernetes Adoption Report showed 68% of surveyed IT professionals increased their adoption of containers during the pandemic.

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SaaS Companies Are Reporting Weaker Margins Than They Need To - Here's Why

SaaS companies are known for their strong margins. With gross margins typically in the 60-90% range, even SaaS companies with comparatively weaker margins have a compelling business model when compared with most other industries. Nonetheless, even a few percentage points of margin can have a huge impact on a company’s valuation and overall success. This chart, taken from a great article by Villi Iltche at Two Sigma Ventures, shows the correlation between gross margins and valuation.

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What Is Amazon ElastiCache? Everything You Should Know

Rolled out in 2011, AWS ElastiCache has grown to become one of the most prominent Amazon services among developers. So much so that in the 2020 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, one of its fully-managed engines was voted by developers as the most loved database. On the flip side, however, AWS ElastiCache happens to be infamous for its high costs. Although it offers a flexible pricing system that charges you only for what you use, the usage bill can get pretty high for some users.