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Optimizing Your Organization’s Cloud Spend


520 Kirkland Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Optimizing Your Organization’s Cloud Spend
Presented by Gabe Hicks, CTO, Dev9

3:00 PM - Doors Open!
3:15 PM - Presentation
4:15 PM - Open Discussion and Networking with Snacks & Beverages

As companies of all sizes embrace the Cloud for its agility and long-term cost savings, they at some point hit a threshold in their Cloud spend where they pause and reassess the decision. Some, like Dropbox, reverse course and revert to on-premises. Others, like Netflix, go all in and close their last data center.

Cloud providers make it easy to launch virtual resources in minutes. This also makes it easy to quickly spend millions of dollars. Join us for this seminar and gain insight into strategies to optimize your Cloud spending

Whether your company has hit a panic at $10,000 or $10 million per month, there are steps you can take to ensure that you’re deploying Cloud resources optimally.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand differences in pricing models from AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform
  • Understand IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS from a cost perspective
  • Learn about AWS tools such as Trusted Advisor
  • Learn about third party cost optimization tools


Gabe Hicks, CTO, Dev9

Gabe Hicks has been involved with Java and web development since 1999. His expertise includes Java, Spring, system integration, web technologies, and leading software teams. Gabe has led teams in planning and design of solutions for companies in fields such as health care, timber, communications, and entertainment. Since joining Dev9, he has built core applications for numerous, large-scale consumer facing systems.

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