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Benjamin Thomas

Co-Founder and COO

Four Engineering Optimizations for Amazon ECS

Explore four essential engineering optimizations for Amazon ECS - rightsizing, task placement, autoscaling, and scheduled shutdowns. Learn how to enhance ECS service performance and reduce costs with real-world examples of CPU optimization, memory efficiency, and task management. Discover the benefits of AWS Graviton instances for cost-efficiency and performance, strategic deployment through task placement, and cost savings with larger instance types. Understand how autoscaling adapts to traffic changes and how scheduled resource shutdowns during off-peak hours can further reduce expenses. Optimize your AWS environment for better performance and cost-effectiveness with these proven strategies.
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May 10, 2024

Amazon ECS Optimization Challenges 

Successful ECS optimization impacts financial performance including both cost savings through reduced overprovisioning and discount management, and revenue gains from application performance and latency gains. While ECS offers a range of controls and strategies, including rightsizing and utilizing spot instances, implementation is complex when managed with manual methods.
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May 10, 2024

Understanding Amazon ECS

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May 10, 2024

Autonomous Optimization of Amazon ECS at KnowBe4

KnowBe4's autonomous journey has led to 98% of their Amazon. ECS and Lambda services running autonomously, with a 27% cost reduction and over 1,100 autonomous actions in the past 3 months. KnowBe4 fhad aced an optimization challenge with their Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) services, leading them to adopt Sedai's autonomous optimization to reduce toil for engineers and improve efficiency. KnowBe4 implemented a three-part approach (Crawl, Walk, Run) to gradually adopt autonomous optimization, resulting in significant cost savings and performance gains.
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April 14, 2024

Optimizing AWS ECS Costs: Sedai Demo & Walk-through

Walkthrough of Sedai's autonomous optimization for ECS showing ECS service optimization, instance optimization, and purchasing levers. An autonomous cloud-management platform designed to optimize performance, cost, and availability for your ECS (Elastic Container Service) clusters.
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August 22, 2022

7 Strategies to Optimize ECS Costs

Hello everyone! In this article, we will discuss seven effective strategies to optimize costs for AWS ECS. This discussion is based on the joint webinar between Sedai and AWS, which you can watch here.
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March 5, 2023

The Impact of Autonomous Systems

This article, based on the kickoff session from the autocon/22 conference, sets the stage for the event by outlining the significance of autonomous systems in cloud management. It explores how autonomous systems have revolutionized various industries and highlights their transformative potential.
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March 28, 2024

Announcing Availability of Autonomous Cloud Management Platform

Announcing the availability of the Sedai Autonomous Cloud Management Platform. We welcome you to sign up for a free Sedai account and experience the future of site reliability engineering — autonomous.
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March 14, 2022

Virtual Machines in the Autonomous Era

Explore the relevance of VM-based applications in the autonomous era
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May 26, 2024

Mastering Autonomous Optimization for Amazon ECS

The Evolution of FinOps, focusing on operational maturity, challenges, and the role of autonomous FinOps in optimizing cloud financial management.
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May 26, 2024