Cloudyn Introduces the First Ever PaaS and IaaS Sizing and Relocation Tools

New EC2 and RDS Reservation Detectors and S3 Life-Cycle Tracker are part of a suite of power tools enabling companies to optimize their AWS spend by 34 - 46%

Feb 06, 2013, 11:00 ET from Cloudyn

RA'ANANA, Israel, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Cloudyn releases its latest in-depth cloud optimization tools which provide efficiency and savings for AWS cloud deployments.

"The power tools were developed in response to what we perceive as the market's growing need for clarity and control over cloud capacity, cost and utilization. The market is ripe for a significant overhaul with companies no longer able to ignore the fluctuating costs associated with the dynamic use of their cloud. Our data shows that 29% of customers spend $51,000-250,000 annually with AWS; only 6% of customers spend $250,001 - $500,000, but this is the group with the largest saving potential with an average of 46%. All AWS customers Cloudyn monitors have cost optimization potential of between 34% - 46%," commented Sharon Wagner, CEO of Cloudyn.

The popular Reserved Instance Calculator, which launched in October 2012, is being complemented with the release of the EC2 and RDS reservation detectors. Moving beyond optimal reservation pricing, Cloudyn now recommends which On-Demand instances can be relocated to unused and available reservations. When On-Demand instances don't match any idle reservations, sell recommendations for the unused reservation are generated.

"Nextdoor's growing social network relies heavily on AWS and managing cost is a priority for us," comments Matt Wise, Senior Systems Architect at "Cloudyn gives us clarity into all our cloud assets and ensures that we utilize them fully. Additionally, Cloudyn's sizing and pricing recommendations enable us to use the cloud in the most cost-effective way possible."

A new S3 Tracker analyzes S3 usage tracked by bucket or top-level folders and highlights inefficiencies together with step-by-step recommendations on how to optimize. A shadow version detector reveals otherwise hidden shadow S3 versions which inflate the monthly bill.

"We were surprised to learn how many companies simply don't know what's going on inside their S3 storage. The new tool splits S3 across buckets and allocates cost per usage providing crystal clear visibility. Interestingly, the most expensive 'Standard' storage type is also the most widely used, dominating with 84%. Post-optimization, this can be reduced to 60% and redistributed to the Reduced and Glacier storage alternatives," continued Mr. Wagner.

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: or the company blog at

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