Amazon Cloud Consumers Mature as Cloudyn Doubles its Customer Base in Six Months, but Most Can Still Realize Greater Efficiency
While more than 50% use cost-effective reservations, average instance utilization is as low as 8%
RA’ANANA, Israel and SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Cloudyn [http://www.cloudyn.com ] together with The Big Data Group has released the
latest AWS customer optimization data, reinforcing the positive growth trend expected for
the year ahead.
“We set out to evaluate whether the projected 2013 ‘year of cloud optimization’ is on
course and discovered that we are well into the public cloud adoption life cycle. In 2011
and 2012 the conversation centred around how and when to move to the cloud. Now it is all
about companies looking for efficiencies and cost controls,” commented David Feinleib,
Managing Director of The Big Data Group.
The study, based on over 450 selected AWS and Cloudyn customers, highlights a more
mature approach to cloud deployments reflected by a deeper understanding of where
inefficiencies lurk and how to optimize them. EC2 makes up for 62% of total AWS spend,
with more than 50% of customers now using Reserved Instances in their deployment mix.
However, On-Demand pricing remains the top choice for most, accounting for 71% of EC2
spend. Even for customers using reservations, there is still opportunity for further
efficiency. (Click here [http://www.cloudyn.com/papers/df-cloud-cost-benchmark-2013.pdf ]
to download the research findings.)
For example, Cloudyn’s Unused Reservation Detector has assisted customers in finding a
startling 24% of unused reservations. These can be recycled by relocating matching
On-Demand instances to the availability zone of the unused reservation.
There is also a shift away from large instance types to medium, where two medium
instances cost the same as one large, but can produce 30% more output. However, with the
low 8-9% utilization rates of the popular instance types, there is certainly more work to
be done on the road to cloud optimization.
“The numbers and behavior patterns speak for themselves. Customers are increasingly
more savvy about their deployments as demonstrated in the financial investments made in
optimization. Sales of Cloudyn’s Premium service has increased 8-fold since its launch
less than three months ago,” commented Sharon Wagner, CEO of Cloudyn.
Join Cloudyn and The Big Data Group webinar
[https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5151256306344636928 ] on May 1, 2013 at 9:00 am
PT to hear more about how CIOs and IT managers can shape up their AWS deployment.
Founded in 2011, Cloudyn offers organizations clarity and control of cloud costs,
actionable recommendations for cost savings and maximized utilization of resources in a
dynamic cloud environment. Already actively managing hundreds of thousands of cloud
resources today, Cloudyn delivers an average of 40% cloud-related cost reductions to
organizations with significant cloud investments in various industries worldwide.
Privately held and backed by Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (TASE: ELRN), Cloudyn’s team
of software veterans combines extensive experience in cloud computing and network
optimization with a proven track record in transforming innovative ideas into viable and
valuable products. For more information on the company visit: http://www.cloudyn.com
or the company blog at http://blog.cloudyn.com.
About The Big Data Group
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buyers and vendors. The Big Data Group produces The Big Data Landscape
[http://www.bigdatalandscape.com ], Big Data TV, and the forthcoming book, Big Data
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