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2018 RI Planning for AWS and Azure

As 2017 comes to a close, you may have budget that falls under “use it or lose it.” If so, consider purchasing a credit towards discounted Reserved Instances for 2018 and beyond! RIs from AWS and more recently Microsoft Azure are a great way to save up to 75% compared to On Demand rates, as long as you know you’ll have a long-term need. You can use that end-of-year budget surplus to make an up-front payment towards a one or three year commitment, making your monthly cloud spend much less.

In this webinar, attendees will:
-Learn how to decide between the various types of RIs including Standard and Convertible
-Understand the terms and payment options
-Explore the tools available to make informed recommendations
Recorded Dec 14 2017 34 mins
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Marit Hughes, Billing Solutions Architect/SME and Todd Bernhard, Product Marketing Manager
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    Steve Hall, Vice President of Partner Strategy
    With the inception of the public cloud, including AWS and Azure, organizations have been introduced to a whole new range of financial issues that must be overcome. Furthermore, IT and financial teams need to understand, navigate, and address a highly dynamic and constantly changing enterprise cloud environment.

    This joint webinar with Trinimbus and CloudCheckr explores the financial implications of moving to the cloud – both the financial challenges you’ll face and the way to overcome those challenges – to ensure your organization sees a positive return on your cloud investment.

    This webinar explores considerations for CFOs, procurement, and FinOps teams, including:
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    -how governance and accountability tactics can prevent cloud sprawl;
    -how CFOs can ensure their organization is taking advantage of optimization opportunities;
    -and cross-departmental challenges and strategies to ensure alignment around cloud initiatives.
  • What's New: AWS Summit London May 15 2018 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager, Kristen Mansfield, CloudCheckr Marketing Associate
    Our CloudCheckr team is taking London by storm.

    In this recap, we will share all the highlights from the Summit, as well as any special announcements from Amazon.

    The summit takes place May 9-10, 2018.
  • Keeping up with FedRAMP: What You Need to Know in 2018 May 1 2018 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
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    Ever-changing federal guidelines for security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services can sometimes lead to conflict in a certified system. In this webinar, we'll break down the latest FedRAMP updates to existing guidance.

    We'll discuss changes in Continuous Monitoring strategy, FedRAMP Transport Layer Security (TLS) Requirements, Digital Identity Requirements and more.
  • Cutting the Cord: How Streaming Services Can Embrace the Power of the Cloud Apr 27 2018 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager
    It's a webinar with a twist!

    This week is all about streaming services. We will hit on some key terminology and take a closer look at trends in the industry. Then, we will break down different ways that the cloud can help streaming services save time and money.

    *PLUS*
    Stay tuned for a game of trivia with opportunities to win prizes at the end!
  • TechTalk: Live Demo Recorded: Apr 26 2018 50 mins
    Shannon Houpt, Account Executive
    When choosing a Cloud Management Platform (CMP), organizations should be looking for security and compliance capabilities in addition to cost management and cloud governance. CloudCheckr is a unique CMP that delivers all of the above.

    Join us for a hands-on demonstration of some of the more popular features of CloudCheckr, including:

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  • Security Considerations for Your SaaS Vendors and Your Public Cloud Recorded: Apr 24 2018 37 mins
    Jeff Valentine, CloudCheckr Chief Product Officer
    Our guest host this week will be CloudCheckr's Chief Product Officer, Jeff Valentine. Attendees will get a direct line to an innovative leader, with the opportunity to ask him questions throughout the webinar.

    Jeff will be sharing his tips and recommendations for securing your SaaS vendors and your public cloud.

    Viewers will learn how to utilize elements of the EU's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and public policy compliance and contracts, as well as our specific product features that support security in your infrastructure.

    This webinar is FREE to everyone, and will go live on Tuesday, April 24 at 2pm Eastern Time.
  • Creative Invoicing and Billing with Tag Mapping Strategies Recorded: Apr 19 2018 25 mins
    Casey Sukhavong, CloudCheckr Customer Success Manager
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    You bet there's also more than one way to create invoices and custom billing in the cloud.

    Our own Customer Success Manager, Casey Sukhavong, will teach you all about our extensive automation mechanism for generating reports and invoices based on tags related to cost centers, as well as internal or external user groups.

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  • Encryption: The Key to Secrecy Recorded: Apr 17 2018 17 mins
    Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager
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    In this webinar, we will present definitions of Encryption and related terminology. We will also discuss examples of encryption through the ages.

    Finally, we will discuss the specific application of Encryption as it relates to the Cloud, and how it differs from the Data Center.
  • AWS Cloud Storage Including the New S3 One Zone - Infrequent Access Option Recorded: Apr 12 2018 18 mins
    Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager
    Migrating storage to the cloud can be the easiest and quickest way to leverage cloud technology, but there are so many choices that it can be overwhelming. In this webinar, we will discuss the different storage options for Amazon Web Services including the recently announced S3 One Zone - Infrequent Access option.

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  • How Cloud Compliance Can Give Your Organization a Competitive Edge Recorded: Apr 10 2018 30 mins
    Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager
    HIPAA, FedRAMP, PCI - Oh, my!

    When companies see IT security-compliance programs as a hassle with little to gain, they miss out on the chance to get a leg-up on the competition.

    If you want the opportunity to bid on lucrative government contracts, you will need to meet their standards.

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  • What's New: AWS Summit San Francisco Recorded: Apr 6 2018 15 mins
    Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager
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    CloudCheckr will be exhibiting at the show and we look forward to many announcements from AWS. We will cover the highlights here.
  • Cloud Leaders Tour 2018: Roundtable on Skills, Outsourcing, and Security Recorded: Apr 5 2018 37 mins
    Adam Kranitz, Director of Corporate Marketing at CloudCheckr
    We wrap up our time in Portland, Oregon, with a roundtable featuring our Cloud experts.

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    Thank you to our experts for sitting in the hot seat, and to all the attendees who joined us for this round of the Cloud Leaders tour!

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    Tim Sandage Senior Security Partner Strategist, AWS
    Governments, enterprises and organizations are striving to keep up with the current threat landscape. Security and compliance of regulated workloads rely on too many manual processes, a lack of resources, skills and budgets.

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  • Cloud Leaders Tour 2018: Global SOC Strategy for the Cloud Recorded: Apr 4 2018 18 mins
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    A big thank you to our guest this session, Marnie Wilking, Chief Information Security Officer at Orion Health.
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    Andrew Plato, Founder & CEO of Anitian
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    Duane Thorpe, Sales Director, JHC Technologies and Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager
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  • Tagging for AWS and Azure to Gain Control and Visibility Recorded: Mar 22 2018 28 mins
    Dave DeYager, CloudCheckr Support
    Maintaining accountability across an ephemeral IaaS infrastructure can be a challenge for Finance and DevOps teams. With the proper tagging strategy and implementation, organizations can manage cloud costs around their EC2 instances and resources.

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  • RI Right Sizing and Rebalancing Strategy in AWS and Azure Recorded: Mar 20 2018 30 mins
    Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager
    Reserved Instances can be a major source of savings compared to On Demand computing instances. But you have to manage them well to recognize those savings.

    In this webinar, attendees will learn the tools to:
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