Today, may enterprises are looking for an effective cloud cost management methodology that will help them track and optimize cloud spend. One approach that has helped some organizations is to have a combination of processes and tools in conjunction with automation for managing the cloud spend in a more predictable way.

This article presents the key principles of Financial Operations (FinOps) on AWS in order to improve forecasting accuracy and cost predictability, create a culture of ownership and cost transparency.

Cloud migration increases business agility with the ability to react to fluctuations in demand very fast. This ability to scale…


Distributed SQL Query Engines for Big data like Hive, Presto, Impala and SparkSQL are gaining more prominence in the Financial Services space, especially for liquidity risk management. Maximum Cumulative Outflow is one of the key analysis techniques to measure liquidity risk. This analysis technique is used to analyze balance sheet maturities and generates cumulative net cash outflow by time period over a 5-year horizon. Maximum Cumulative Outflow analysis is usually dictated by strict SLA, hence most Financial Services Institutions leverage distributed SQL query engine for processing. …


Zero trust security is gaining a lot prominence due to the dynamic nature of cloud based microservices driven applications, but implementing it is a lot easier said than done especially if the microservices sit behind proxies, load balancers and service meshes. Zero trust security is a model where application microservices are considered discrete from each other and no microservice trusts any other. This manifests as a security posture designed to consider input from any source as potentially malicious. …


Service discovery has gained a lot of prominence over the last few years due to the growing popularity of microservices based applications in enterprises. Kubernetes has become the most popular choice for running container based workloads, and it provides out of the box service discovery and service registry capabilities in the form of CoreDNS which allows services deployed within a cluster discoverable by other services in the same cluster. …


One of the very frequently asked questions by the customers during on-premise to AWS cloud migration is ‘Can I deploy a WSFC with shared storage on AWS?’. Before I walk you through the different deployment options that are available on AWS, I’ll take a step back and address the question you may have in your mind ‘why bother having a WSFC with shared storage?’. Well, if you are dealing with an enterprise customer with plethora of windows server based COTS applications, you would very well know that Windows Server Failover Cluster with shared storage is the most commonly used option…


Kubernetes is fast becoming the de facto standard for running containerised workloads, and most of the public cloud vendors like AWS, Azure & GCP provide their own version of managed Kubernetes service like EKS (AWS), AKS (Azure) and GKE (GCP). Enterprises with existing footprint on public cloud prefer to use managed Kubernetes platforms instead of self-managed Kubernetes because of their simplicity, and they also take away the complexity typically associated with running production grade Kubernetes clusters. If you have provisioned and managed a Kubernetes cluster in production, you’ll know how hard it can get from a manageability stand-point. …

Rahul Natarajan

An AWS and Google Cloud certified Cloud Professional leading a team of 60+ world class engineers to deliver business value to enterprises across ASEAN

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