The IT Guru’s Guide to Optimizing Cloud & On-Prem Resources

Cloud Spend Optimization series – Part 2 of 2

Date: 31 March 2022
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am
Venue: NetApp Singapore office, Millenia Tower Level 8

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If you’ve provisioned resources in Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or Amazon Web Services (AWS), you already know that there are many factors that affect cost. For a compute instance, for example, the cost might depend on the number and type of CPUs, number and type of GPUs, amount of memory, type of storage, which region it’s located in, whether it’s on-demand or reserved, and so on. The situation is similarly complex for storage, and these are just two of the possible cloud building blocks. Across the three public clouds, there are more than 500 services available, making it extremely difficult to figure out the cost for any single resource or service, or compare similar services across clouds in an apples-to-apples fashion.

We tend to assume it’s easier to determine the cost of our on-premises infrastructure. However, at least cloud costs are written down. The true cost of on-premises infrastructure includes not only the costs for servers and storage resources used (capital expenditure (capex)), it also includes management costs, associated network costs, and facilities costs (operational expenditure). Just as in the cloud, these costs vary with location.

A practical way to address the uncertainties in determining and optimizing costs both in the cloud and on premises is to keep things simple. Regardless of how much you’re spending on a given resource, if you use less of that resource, it will cost less. This is particularly true in the cloud where you might consume many resources on demand.

Join us to see how you can achieve greater efficiency and optimization both in the cloud and on premises. The ability to identify areas of waste, and the individual resources responsible, can thereby reduce on premise and cloud costs. Also, by leveraging on machine learning, analytics, and automation, learn how you can optimize compute costs, while maintaining application availability and performance for workloads running in public clouds.

This in-person seminar is limited to 40 persons. This activity will be conducted according to the latest Covid guidelines from the Singapore government to ensure a high level of safety on site.

Attendees will receive a limited 13″ laptop bag with protective design.

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9:45 am - 10:00 am Registration
10:00 am - 10:05 am Welcome and introduction
10:05 am - 10:30 am How do we manage and optimize hybrid multi cloud infrastructure and their costs?
A deep dive into the different factors that affect business costs, downtime & security (ransomware attacks, etc).
10:30 am – 10:45 am Can automation techniques usher in a new level of efficiency?
A demo of how queries, alerts, and dashboards to:
• manage resources more effectively to do more with less
• meet SLOs and SLAs during and after you move to cloud
• find and fix problems faster
• detect ransomware before it impacts your business
10:45 am - 10:50 am Break
10:50 am - 11:20 am What role does AI play to manage cloud infrastructure?
See how machine learning & predictive analytics automatically optimize compute costs while making use of different instance types, or a mix of them to meet application SLOs and SLAs.
11:20 am - 11:30 am Q&A



Ryan Lim

Cloud Solution Architect

Ryan is the Cloud Solution Architect for NetApp Singapore. Ryan has close to two decades of experience in the tech industry. In his current role, Ryan engages customers in cloud conversations, designs hybrid multi-cloud data management solutions and collaborates with cloud services providers and partners.

Besides AWS Solutions Architect and NetApp Hybrid Cloud Architect certifications, Ryan is also a certified Project Management Professional. Before joining the tech sales industry, Ryan spent close to a decade in application software development and project management.

Amit Pahwa

SPOT Solution Architect

Amit is a Solution Architect and Cloud Technology Evangelist working with NetApp Singapore. He specialises in Cost Optimisation and Automation Solution – Spot by NetApp. Amit has been in the industry for last 15 years and his interest areas are Cloud, Automation, DevOps and Cloud FinOps.

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