2 Factor Authentication Now Available
We recently shipped 2-factor authentication available for all VMPower accounts (free and paid). The security of your cloud subscription is of up most importance to us and we recommend enabling 2-Factor authentication for your VMPower account. How to Enable 2-factor Authentication Simply go to your Account Details section and select…
Schedule AWS Reserved Instance Resize
AWS recently announced that you can now have Reserved instance flexibility. What that means is that you can now resize your reserved instances to smaller or larger sizes to help reduce your EC2 bill 🎉! How can VMPower Help? VMPower can help you take advantage of this new change by automating…
How to: Schedule Azure AWS GCE VMs to Resize
This feature is in beta however has been tested to be stable with AWS, Azure and GCE Most cloud platforms like Azure and AWS have auto-scale features. Typically this is used by a fleet of Virtual Machines, like web-facing servers, to scale or shrink horizontally. Horizontal Scaling? Horizontal scaling is…
New! Flexible VM Schedules
VMPower VM Schedule until now have been binary and enforced state of your VM 24/7 (either always on or always off according to timespans on the calendar). This wasn't very flexible if you wanted your VM to unexpectedly be on or off during times that you would normally have…
$20/month for 30GiB - The Dirty Truth About Azure Premium Storage Pricing
Azure premium storage is very performant and is Azure's alternative to slower standard storage backed VHDs. However, there are some things you should know about how Azure premium storage is priced which is considerably different from other cloud offerings such as Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS). Azure Data Disks When…