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Jacob Ben-David

Jacob Ben-David
I am a passionate technologist with over 20 years of IT experience. Throughout my career, I have been pushing personal and team boundaries and achieve remarkable outcomes. I have been leading and driving growth in territories and accounts where the pressure was on to produce results. I am a fast learner, self-motivated, business and technical savvy, and I "get things done". I never stop learning and enjoy researching new technologies such as IoT, Big Data and Containers (K8/Docker). The word ‘Impossible’ is not in my vocabulary.
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Cloud Application Optimization is Beyond Human Scale—Here’s Why

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Apr 12, 2021 6:06:54 PM

Cloud application optimization is beyond human scale. Allow me to explain.

In my role, I have the privilege of meeting and talking to multiple enterprise customers and prospects every day, discussing their challenges and pains related to the management and control (or lack of) of their cloud applications’ performance and cost.

The number one challenge I hear is around cloud cost optimization. Regardless of whether they are new to public cloud or so-called "Cloud Veterans," almost every organization admits that their cloud bills are beyond what they projected and that their attempts to optimize their cloud based applications did not achieve the desired results.

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Topics: Applications, Cloud, cloud optimization, Cost Optimization

Cloud Elasticity vs Cloud Scalability

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Mar 31, 2021 12:51:45 PM

There are many aspects of cloud computing CIOs, cloud engineers, and IT managers should consider when deciding to add cloud services to their infrastructure. Cost, security, performance, availability, and reliability are some common key areas to consider. Another criterion that has been added to the list recently is cloud scalability and cloud elasticity.

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Topics: Cloud

Multicloud Reserved Instance Management Made Easy with Turbonomic

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Feb 16, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Turbonomic Application Resource Management includes numerous enhancements and new capabilities for our public cloud customers. Our platform is designed to assure application performance with Application Resource Management (ARM) at any stage of their cloud journey. From cloud migration planning and modeling to IaaS or PaaS services to AI-powered workload optimization of public cloud workloads on Azure and AWS. At any stage, Turbonomic is designed to unlock the true potential of the cloud by carefully balancing application performance with optimal efficiency by leveraging every discount mechanism offered by the cloud provider.

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Announcing Support for Amazon EBS gp3 Storage Type

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Jan 21, 2021 7:45:00 AM

We are thrilled to announce Amazon EBS gp3 as a supported storage tier in the Turbonomic 8 Next-Generation Cloud Volumes Optimization Engine.

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Topics: AWS, Cloud, Storage

AWS re:Invent 2020: Reflections of a Cloud CTO

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Jan 11, 2021 7:45:00 AM

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently wrapped up their annual conference. Due to the global pandemic, this conference was delivered exclusively online over a three-week period free for all attendees.

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Topics: News, AWS, Events, Cloud

Mastering Cloud Cost Optimization: Cloud Cost Models & Discounts Overview

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Jun 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Welcome to the third article in our "Mastering Cloud Cost Optimization" series. This series was designed to help cloud users maximize the value of the cloud by sharing best practices and expert knowledge based on our experience. In this article, we will focus on leveraging the right cost model for your cloud workloads. 

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Topics: cloud optimization

Everything You Need To Know About AWS Trusted Advisor Explorer

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on May 11, 2020 12:09:55 PM

Cost optimization is a top initiative for every organization - we know it, and the cloud providers know it. COVID-19 has amplified the criticality of cost optimization for businesses.

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Topics: AWS, cloud optimization

How COVID-19 Transformed Cloud Optimization into an Act of Social Responsibility

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Apr 1, 2020 3:00:00 PM

The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to affect every organization on our planet. We've been seeing the significant impact it has on the private and public sectors, and this weekend brings confirmation that large public cloud providers are also experiencing difficulties.

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The Future of Cloud Computing: Serverless, Edge, AI, and the Control Plane

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Mar 17, 2020 12:51:42 PM

After the extensive review of the history of cloud computing over the last two decades, it is time to shift our gaze from the past into the future. In this post, we will examine and predict where the industry is heading in 2020 and beyond.

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Topics: AWS, cloud migration, multicloud, Azure, Cloud, cloud management, multi-cloud

The History of Cloud Computing: Two Decades in Review (Part 3)

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Feb 7, 2020 10:15:00 AM
Introduction 

In the first article in this blog series, we covered the emergence of cloud computing during the 2000s decade:

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Topics: Cloud

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