Keep your AWS environment in Check with CloudCheckr

One of the great value propositions of using the public cloud is the ability to scale out and back in quickly. As your environment scales, so do your costs and complexity and with out careful attention you can find yourself spending far more than you had planned for. 

CloudCheckr is a fantastic SaaS solution to help you both manage your costs, and keep an eye on best practices. 

For this presentation we have the Aaron Klein, and Aaron Newman of CloudCheckr here, and we'll be covering 

• An overview of the costs of AWS
• Strategies to consider when looking at on-demand vs reserved vs spot instance
• Optimzing Resources
• A demo of CloudCheckr. 

Our speakers:
Aaron Klein is a Co-Founder of CloudCheckr Inc. and serves as the company COO. Aaronbrings a deep knowledge of cloud architecture and over 20 years of managerial experience and vision to his role at CCI. He has held leading roles in diverse organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises. Aaron has authored a series of whitepapers on AWS and cloud usage. He is also regular contributor to publications such as DZone, Amazon Cloud Journal, and DevOps.com.

Aaron Newman is one of the world’s foremost public cloud experts and, along with holding a CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge, brings a breadth of experience to CCI. He is a serial entrepreneur who has previously founded three other successful startups – Techrigy, DbSecure, and Application Security, Inc. Aaron authored both Enterprise 2.0, printed by McGraw-Hill, and the Oracle Security Handbook, printed by Oracle Press. He is an acclaimed international speaker on technology topics. Aaron has also authored 4 patents in database security and social media. At CloudCheckr Inc. (CCI), Aaron serves as CEO and manages the company’s technology vision.


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  • Christine

    I learned quite a bit at this meet up and met some extremely knowledgable experts. Thanks to everyone who made this happen.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Arild J.

    Thank you Q, Cloudcheckr, and Kevin for making this possible. Very happy to come to these meetups :)

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Enrique Garcia M.

    Thanks to Q for sponsoring the event and the food. I didn't eat at the event, but grabbed two wraps to bring home that I actually just ate ... they were delicious!

    2 · January 14, 2014

  • Kevin E.

    A well attended meetup, with an excellent presentation by Aaron, and some really great questions from the guys who attended.

    January 13, 2014

  • Carolyn O.

    Hi everyone, please be sure to park in the Promenade parking across the street for a flat rate of $3. Parking in the office building structure is crazy expensive ($20+)

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Julie

    Sorry. Schedule conflict. Was hoping to attend this one too. Next time.

    January 7, 2014

  • Kevin E.

    Really cool to see so many RSVP's for next month's meet up. The San Diego group had the CloudCheckr guys in and it turned out great. Aaron asked that I stress that this will truly be educational and not a push for CloudCheckr. Let's make this our best meet up to date, and give Aaron, and Aaron a big SoCal warm welcome (they'll need it coming from Rochester). Hope to see you all there!

    1 · December 16, 2013

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