Newvem Analytics Helps Startups Reducing Amazon Web Services Cost
Amir Karimuddin - 7 September 2012
With most startups begin to use cloud services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) must be the first service coming into our mind. It’s indeed the largest cloud service and being utilized by most startups, whether in Silicon Valley or even Indonesia. There are definitely several local companies that offer similar service, but AWS is still playing the big role. Bear in mind that AWS service is not that cheap. With startup’s limited budget, startup owners need to optimize the usage of cloud service and prevent themselves from overpaying. Newvem Analytics is an exact service that analyzing and advising necessary steps for this optimalization. All Newvem service are currently free to use.
Being in public beta, Newvem Analytics helps cloud users in two areas. First is about costs and the second is about risks. While AWS has raised some concerns about its reliability (and how to mitigate the risks) since several outages coming this year, Indonesian startups may want to hear more about how Newvem Analytics helps to reduce the cost needed.
We talked to Newvem’s Cameron Peron about these things. He claimed that Newvem tools will help reducing cost for up to 30%. If true, it’s indeed a significant percentage. How would Newvem be so sure about this? While AWS is somewhat easy to use, not all instances being recommended are actually necessary. Some instances may never being used but we have to pay regularly for them. This tool analyze every aspect of your cloud service and make sure it’s well spent on desirable area.
Peron said Newvem is currently focusing on AWS, but the company doesn’t wipe the possibility on making the similar tool for other cloud services in the future.
Regarding Indonesian market, Peron said some Indonesian startups have already used Newvem tools for such period. Indonesian people tend to be adaptable for the new technology and a tool to help reducing cost is definitely in the bookmark list.
To use Newvem Analytics, an AWS account is required. Try utilize this tool and let us know your experience and whether this service really helps you optimizing your cloud need.