Cloud-based SD-WAN: The optimal approach to WAN latency

A recent Tech Research Asia study found that on average, “network problems” lead to 71 hours of productivity loss. This stat struck a chord with me as it helps to quantify a common problem the Cato team works with customers to solve: reducing WAN latency. With the growing popularity of cloud services like Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) and the surge…

Cloud Security and AWS: Part 1

As DevOps culture and the public cloud have become widely adopted, engineering teams in many companies have become faster and more agile than ever before. However, this very autonomy and agility that teams now enjoy also demand a bigger role in operational security. As such, DevSecOps and Cloud Native Security are essential topics that need to be addressed to…

10 Things to Consider While Using Spot Instances

Ever since Amazon Web Services launched Spot instances in 2009, it has been gaining traction among startups wanting to save money running their workloads in the cloud. In recent years, we are seeing increased adoption among enterprise customers wanting to take advantage of the cost savings offered by Spot instances. While enterprises see Spot instances…

Spotinst adds automation to simplify and optimize Kubernetes clusters

Introduction As a leading purveyor of excess hyperscaler capacity, Spotinst has years of experience in algorithmically maintaining cost-oriented clusters for production workloads. In December 2018, it launched Ocean, a serverless container engine to help customers get started with Kubernetes, using sensible defaults and enabling ‘nodeless’ operation with autoscaling at the pod level. The company’s pay-as-you-save…

Model, forecast and optimize your AWS spend (Video Tutorial)

Start learning now how to Model, forecast and Optimize your AWS spend with our video tutorial Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8GYg1M9ym8 Our AWS Pricing Calculator spreadsheet includes data on all on-demand Amazon EC2 and RDS pricing, as well as all Reserved Instances pricing information. You can Use the spreadsheet to: Map individual servers to calculate AWS pricing information Run…

How Duolingo Reduces AWS Compute Costs by 60%

Embracing Microservices to Drive Rapid Development and Experimentation Learning a new language is traditionally a time-consuming and challenging experience. Duolingo’s mission is to put technology to use and fundamentally change the way individuals learn new languages. Hundreds of millions of people around the world have embraced Duolingo’s unique approach to language education through Duolingo’s web and…