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A powerful infrastructure management tool reduces the strain on your IT department, with tools that make managing your Cloud easier, faster and more automated. An integrated tool, with broader functionality, provides value beyond IT and infrastructure teams, allowing developers, managers, auditors and other non-infrastructure related teams to understand and optimize their Cloud usage.

Delivering the required level of functionality, requires the application to be more vertically integrated than horizontally - managing more functions within a single Cloud than providing limited functionality across multiple Clouds.

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THE NEED FOR EBS VOLUME MANAGEMENT 

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. EBS volumes deliver low-latency through SSD technology and consistent I/O performance scaled to the needs of your application. Backup and retention of EBS Volumes is managed by taking point-in-time snapshots of your Amazon EBS volumes.

Having the best possible configuration of EBS types and sizes is an important for optimising the cost efficiency of your AWS VolumesChanging the type and size of an EBS volume on the fly can be a slow process. In this post you'll learn how to change your EBS volume configuration to optimise your running costs from the AWS Console, as well as a quicker way to manage all of your Volumes using the Volume Manager.

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In case you missed it, we've prepared a quick recap of the recent AWS Partner ConneXions event, including what we thought were the most important slides, as well as links to the full list of 7 Mega-Trends for APN Partners and the presentation slides.

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EC2 YOU'RE PROBABLY DOING IT WRONG:

EC2 or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is reported as representing over 70% of AWS’s revenue. EC2 also forms the core of most Cloud environments we see and consequently represents the single largest cost management challenge for AWS users. Despite consistent price reductions (over 40 consecutively), the growth among existing AWS users means that the cost of EC2 can escalate quickly and companies often struggle to understand and control spiraling costs.

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THE NEED FOR EBS VOLUME MANAGEMENT 

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. EBS volumes deliver low-latency through SSD technology and consistent I/O performance scaled to the needs of your application. Backup and retention of EBS Volumes is managed by taking point-in-time snapshots of your Amazon EBS volumes.

Having the best possible configuration of EBS types and sizes is important for optimising the performance and cost efficiency of your AWS environmentChanging the type and size of an EBS volume on the fly can be a slow process. In this post, you'll learn how to change your EBS volume configuration to optimise the performance from the AWS Console as well as a quicker way to manage all of your Volumes using the Volume Manager.

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Auto Scaling enables you to run your Amazon EC2 fleet at optimal utilisation. You can now modify the Auto Scaling Groups using CloudMGR's Schedules, the same way that you do individual InstancesTo make it easy, we've integrated the ability to configure the desiredCapacity value for your Auto Scaling Groups on a Schedule.  

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Application Aware Backups for Windows - What are the critical items ?

Shadow Copy (also known as Volume Snapshot Service, Volume Shadow Copy Service or VSS) is a technology included in Microsoft Windows that allows taking manual or automatic backup copies or snapshots of computer files or volumes, even when they are in use.

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As AWS users move from a relatively static and homogeneous computing environment with a small number of persistent, EC2 instances to larger and more dynamic fleets, the methods and tools for controlling those instances need to evolve. 

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The next installment of the 2016 AWS Summit Series takes place next week at Auckland's stunning Queens Wharf. The Auckland Summit is effectively a mini version of the Sydney Summit that took place at the end of April.

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This post is taken from an article originally published by Jennifer Klostermann via CloudTweaks. The article touches on themes from Craig Deveson's breakout session titled 'How to Get Your Boss Comfortable with AWS'  at AWS Summit - Sydney, 2016. You can view slides from the breakout via SlideShare.

You can follow Jennifer at @CloudTweaksJen and read the original article here.

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