Amazon Cloud Reserved Instances - Making the Right Decision with Newvem

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Reserved Instances are a killer feature from AWS cloud that can save 35-55% of your bill and assure capacity utilization. Since AWS requires a 1 – 3 years contract, the challenge is trying to figure …

Reserved Instances are a killer feature from AWS cloud that can save 35-55% of your bill and assure capacity utilization. Since AWS requires a 1 – 3 years contract, the challenge is trying to figure if Reserved Instances are right for you and how to execute the move.

Newvem's >> Reserved Instance Decision Making Tool << analyzes your AWS cloud account and identifies the exact balance of on-demand to reserved of your EC2 instances capacity. We go a step further and track how efficient your Reserved Instances are used and notify you in advance when they’re about to expire.

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  • 1. Reserved InstancesMaking the Right Move with Newvem By Cameron Peron VP Marketing/Business Development | @cameronperon 4 Sept 2012 1
  • 2. “Reserved Instances are one of only means for heavy users tobenefit from AWS while remaining spend efficient” Zev Laderman, CEO & Co-Founder, Newvem 2
  • 3. What Are Reserved Instances (Ris)? Reserved Instances are an excellent solution to save on consistent AWS usage.On-Demand Instances vs. Reserved Instances On-Demand Reserved Instances Terms Pay-as-you-go 1-3 contract Flexible yes no Additional Savings None 35-55%- Reserved Instances have been around for a long time.- Excellent means for heavy users to save 35-50% off their AWS bill.- Allow enterprise clouds to onboard Amazon cloud and gain the most advanced benefits of AWS’s public cloud technology. 3
  • 4. Can My Cloud Benefit? It’s all about consistent usageA few ground rules to understand if Reserved Instancesare right for your cloud:1. Consistent Usage. You must find areas in your cloud that have consistent usage levels over a long period of time.2. Flexibility. Reserved Instances require 1-3 year commitments or ‘locks in to usage’. If your cloud demands flexibility, then On-Demand is a better move. 4
  • 5. How Do I Make the Move? Finding Consistent Usage Is the Biggest ChallengeNewvem’s Reserved Instance Decision Making tool takethe headache out in finding consistent usage in your AWScloud by:1) Revealing specific usage patterns and area of your Cloud that would benefit from moving to Reserved Instances2) Analyzing Reserved Instance utilization effectiveness and activity.3) Alerting you when Reserved Instances are about to expire and the best course of action between renewing or moving to On-Demand. 5
  • 6. How It Works: Does Your Cloud Qualify?Step 1: Newvem reveals Reserved Instance opportunities on a on-going basisover your cloud Reserved Instance opportunity revealed 6
  • 7. How It Works: How Much Can You Save?Step 2: Newvem provides details of Reserved Instance opportunities to helpyou in your decision Reserved Instance Opportunity Details: - $900 monthly savings - Recommend Reserved Instance Purchase Count - Priority (ie critical) 7
  • 8. How It Works: Which Part of My Cloud?Step 3: Newvem drills down on a machine level opportunities to move toReserved Reserved instance recommendation details, including: - Specific RI plan type - Monthly savings potential over 1-3 year contract periods - How efficiently each machine is being utilized 8
  • 9. How It Works: Is It Really Working?Step 4: Newvem follows up with utilization analyses on each ReservedInstance machine Newvem’s RI decision making tool drill down per on-demand instance - Machine type details - Utilization efficiency over specific time periods in granularity of hours 9
  • 10. THANKS ! How much can you save? Want to learn more on Reserved Instances?Join Newvem Analytics’s free beta to find more! 10