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Optimizing Your AWS Costs With CloudCheckr

The Topic

Public cloud costs often spiral upwards for users who do not employ careful controls. In this presentation, CloudCheckr founders Aaron Newman and Aaron Klein (see below) look at instance purchasing types, utilization levels, and factors that should be considered to effectively optimize your AWS spend. 

They'll cover: 

• Overview of costs in AWS
• Choosing on-demand vs. reserved instances vs. spot
• Optimizing resources
• And more!

CloudCheckr is an AWS partner; for their APN directory listing, see:

We are co-hosting this event with the San Diego DevOps, Cloud Computing San Diego, and San Diego Cloud Security Alliance meetup groups.


Aaron Newman, CEO of CloudCheckr, is one of the world’s foremost database security experts and brings a breadth of experience to CloudCheckr, Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur having previously founded three other successful startups: Techrigy, DbSecure, and Application Security, Inc.

Aaron Klein, COO of CloudCheckr, brings a deep knowledge of cloud architecture and over 20 years of managerial experience and vision to his role at CloudCheckr Inc. He has held leading roles in diverse organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises. 


We will be serving pizza, antipasto, drinks, and some sort of dessert. 


6:00 - set up (feel free to come early and help!) 
6:30 - networking and eating 
7:00 - 8:00 - presentation 
8:30 - Q&A 
9:00 - networking


Pangea Bakery Cafe  
4689 Convoy St 
San Diego, CA 92111

Note: Please park on neighboring Convoy Street, Brinell Street, or Engineer Road. Please avoid parking in other shopping centers as you may get towed. Pangea Bakery Cafe is located across the driveway and downstairs from our usual meeting place (Ansir).

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  • Marian G.

    Aaron & Aaron were excellent presenters. The talk was great and CloudCheckr looks like an excellent solution to an important business challenge.

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • Kevin E.

      I've been using it for a while now. So far I'm very impressed.

      1 · October 17, 2013

  • David R.

    interesting tool, could make one a hero....

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • David R.

    I have always been against 3rd party software that doesn't add to the functionality of the vendor product; but, today, there are
    so many consoles: software, hardware, network, and storage. And that's before you get to the database where my interests lie.

    I can see where costs could get completely out of hand on AWS... so I will be there to look and learn. Show us something you do that nobody else, not even Amazon, does. That's always a neat trick. See you in October.

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • Marian G.

      Look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

      September 25, 2013

    • Sid S.

      Would you guys also be addressing Microsoft Azure just like AWS?

      September 26, 2013

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