Google Cloud Platform offers a range of machine types optimized to meet various needs. Machine types provide virtual hardware resources available to a virtual machine that vary by virtual CPU (vCPU), disk capability, and memory size, giving you a breadth of options. Within every machine family there’s a set of…

Overprovisioning and leaving cloud resources on are two enormous sources of wasted spend.

Wasted spend drags down IT budgets — of particular importance as we enter 2021. The Flexera 2021 State of Tech Spend report found that the biggest change in key IT initiatives from 2020 to 2021 was in…

If you’re looking to break into the cloud computing space, or just continue growing your skills and knowledge, there are an abundance of resources out there to help you get started, including free Google Cloud training. …

Every year, an exorbitant amount of money is wasted on idle cloud resources. That is — resources that are provisioned, and being paid for, but not actually being used. This is a huge problem that clogs up cloud environments and drains budgets.

Note: a version of this blog was originally…

AWS credits are a way to save on your Amazon Web Services (AWS) bill. Credits are applied to AWS cloud bills to help cover costs that are associated with eligible services and are applied until they are exhausted or expire. Essentially, credits are a coupon-code like mechanism used by Amazon…

Q3 2020 earnings are in for the ‘big three’ cloud providers and you know what that means — it’s time for an AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud market share comparison. Let’s take a look at all three providers side-by-side to see where they stand.

Note: several previous versions of…

Among the many ways to purchase and consume Azure resources are Azure low priority VMs and Spot VMs. These virtual machines are compute instances allocated from spare capacity, offered at a highly discounted rate compared to “on demand” VMs. This means they can be a great option for cost savings…

Lately, many of our AWS customers (especially those purchasing through the AWS marketplace) have mentioned that they are using an AWS EDP, which stands for Amazon Web Services Enterprise Discount Program. Essentially, this is AWS’s way to provide enterprises a discount off its services based on a volume (consumption) commitment…

If you’re looking to tune up your Microsoft Azure knowledge, contemplating a cloud computing career, or want to show value to a potential employer, there’s never been a better time than now to seize the opportunity to learn with a few free Azure training resources.

Whether you’re relatively new to…

Microsoft Azure recently announced an addition designed to help with Azure chargeback: cost allocation, now in preview in Azure Cost Management + Billing. We’re always glad to see cloud providers making an effort to improve their native cost management capabilities for customers, so here’s a quick look at this update.

Chargeback for Cost Accountability

Jay Chapel

CEO of ParkMyCloud

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