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For us, this isn’t just work. We are finding Talent, forming Relationships and forging connections between technically talented people and companies who care for them. We are trying to reimagine how our client organizations can use our global recruitment staff that is equipped to evaluate the technical and soft skills of the technology talent to build their strong technology teams.OUR STORY
Saxon Global is a valuable partner that you can count on for very fast response times and great customer service to go along with it. They have helped me to expand my business by identifying relevant and quality candidates, even in the toughest skillsets. It has been a pleasure developing a relationship with Saxon Global through a mutual respect for hard work and success.
Eric GenaziaJava/UI/Open Source Recruiter
I am grateful for the assistance that Rahul Chaudhary and Saxon Global has provided us. From their attention to detail and transparent communication, to their ability to respond quickly with quality candidates, they have become an invaluable partner to my business.
I don’t know anyone who works harder than Sam for his clients and who has his high standards and integrity. I’d recommend him to anyone.
Sam is a true professional and I highly recommend his services for any company in need of IT consulting
Jude ThompsonFormer President at Anthem Kentucky
Sam was creative in coming up with effective ways to tackle business projects rooted in the best interest of my company.
When we needed to train our 800+ physicians CLICK IT, a Saxon Global company worked with our team one-on-one, day and night.
Cathy H. DoughertyFHFMA VP – Revenue Cycle Management at Gwinnett Hospital System
Mitch and April’s personalities and skills were a great fit for our physician community at Athens Regional Medical Center.
CLICK IT, a Saxon Global company did a great job finding resources to help support our clinical system implementation this year. The product we implemented is not widely used so the talent pool was somewhat scarce. We also experienced many last minute system changes that threw everyone a curve, but they were great at helping us overcome the challenges.
CLICK IT, a Saxon Global company delivers results. They were easy to work with and helped us fill our positions in a timely manner with the utmost professionalism.
Chris is by far one of the most personable, friendly, and helpful recruiters I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He has kept me to date throughout this entire process and molded his schedule at times to fit mine. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with him!
Natosha JamesQuality Analyst Manager
Shane is a great recruiter and is really concerned about his client’s career and professional development. I look forward to working with Shane again.
Angelo Fleming, MBA, PMPSenior Manager
Doug is the consummate professional. From my first interaction, Doug was able to access, navigate, and dove tail my professional experience and personality with an appropriate opportunity. Doug never lost sight of my requirement, or timeline while servicing his clients needs and accommodating my preferences. Doug has an uplifting personality and immediately establishes a sense of comfort and trust. Doug works quickly and efficiently and scored a touch down on my behalf. One of the best professionals I have worked with to date!
Gloria Teal Santoro, M.A. CPMGlobal IT Project Manager III
Chris is a genuinely good guy. There are many recruiters out there who aren’t completely honest about their work. Chris has been transparent from the 1st day. He’s easy to talk to and knows how to match your skills set to the correct opportunity. I highly recommend anyone in IT looking for a recruiter to consider Mr. Swanson if you want someone who’s truly in your corner!
Dwayne LattimoreNetwork Security Engineer at Microland Limited
Chris is totally top notch! His communication skills and follow-up are fantastic through each step of the hiring process. He is customer centric, professional, and thorough. He does not hesitate to go the extra mile and treats his clients with respect. I highly recommend Chris as a recruiter. A+ service!!!
Erica Musgrove DayIT Support Center Supervisor at First Financial Bank
Chris was not only successful in fitting me with the appropriate opportunity; he treated me as if I was his only client. He kept me updated and we talked strategically to make sure that I was submitted for the perfect fit. I would tell anyone looking to deal with a professional to contact Chris and you will be extremely happy with the results!!
Michelle ArcherQA Manager Shared Services at Fifth Third Bank
My recruiter was extremely knowledgeable of the industry. My personal experience has been great, they found great opportunities for me and were of the highest professionalism and integrity. I would definitely recommend folks looking for a career to contact CLICK IT, a Saxon Global company!
Billy WardSenior Management at Aspect
To be honest, I typically try to avoid working with staffing agencies; I’ve never dealt with another staffing agency with agents as personable as Caroline, Tajia, and Steve. They put in the time and extra effort to get me through the door. That means the world to me. CLICK IT, a Saxon Global company is one agency I’ll definitely work with in the future if the opportunity arises.
Kris HammonsInteraction Designer, Entrepreneur
CLICK IT Staffing, a Saxon Global company provided excellent service in placing me in my current position. From the first email, they were nothing but prompt, truthful and committed to finding out if I was going to be a good fit for the new job. The recruiting staff were always respectful of my time and existing job, carving out time after normal hours to talk with me about the new opportunity. It was evident that they had taken the time to tailor the search to a specific type of teammate and technical resource by getting concrete requirements out of the hiring firm based on the quality and focus of the questions that were asked leading into the interview with the hiring manager. The account manger a fantastic job in not only preparing me for the interview, but he was also right there afterwards, ready to find out what he could do to make sure this position was going to be the right fit for both the company and I. I simply can not say enough good things about the CLICK IT Staffing, a Saxon Global company team and my experience with them.
John Darin HollowaySystems Administrator at Churchill Downs
Working with CLICK IT, a Saxon Global company has been an incredible experience. My recruiter took the time to go above and beyond my expectations and placed me with an amazing firm in Louisville, KY. The fit is fantastic due to my recruiter taking the time to get to know me beyond my career goals. Their attention and communicativeness during the first few weeks of my contract have been prompt and personable, and they have gone the extra mile to make sure that the transition into my new role was effortless. If you are looking for a new role or feel it’s time for a change, I would highly recommend working with the team of professionals at CLICK IT, a Saxon Global company!
Migrating to the cloud has become a widespread notion among enterprises. They understand how important and competitive it is to move to the cloud. However, the biggest challenge is to manage the cloud costs. The public cloud providers are offering services at very competitive prices to attract more enterprises. But saving money does not end with selecting the competitive cloud provider, but there are other factors. Some of the factors are usually missed or overlooked by the IT team initially that can increase the cloud cost in a later stage. Fortunately, enterprises can easily control the unwanted cloud bill.
Estimate The Cost Before The Migration
The first step to manage your cloud cost is to evaluate the cloud cost before migrating your infrastructure to the cloud. Every cloud service provider offers different billing models, and you can check and compare estimates before selecting the cost-effective option.
Wastage Is Always Harmful
Cloud wastage is when enterprises deploy more resources than they need and/or keep the resources idle while paying the bill for these resources. Selecting the right cloud provider can be your best move towards saving money on the cloud bill.
Tools That You Need To Understand Cloud Cost Composition
Before we start saving, we need to understand the cost composition of cloud service providers, and every provider has different categories of costs associated with the total cloud cost. Here are the tools to help you to analyze the costs and recommend you some cost-saving suggestions
· GCP: Cost management
Save Costs on Servers | Save Costs on Storage | Get Business Discounts
Start with saving costs on servers
1 - Turn off Servers:
- Turn off idle servers (Not being used).
- Rightsizing (You can adjust the server size depending on the usage).
The tools mentioned above can help you to understand which server is idle and need to be optimized.
2 - Reserved Instances
RI can save you costs on servers if you commit to a long-term contract between 1-3 years. This approach is appropriate for enterprises having long term commitment, a minimum one year. One year commitment usually gives you a 30-40% discount while three years of commitment give you a 60% discount. However, if you want to cancel the commitment, there are multiple ways to get out of the RI commitment:
- You can replace the current commitment with different server offers
- Directly cancel the commitment and pay the fine
3 – Spot Instances
Spot servers are considered low priority servers, and cheaper than regular servers with the same power. What is the catch in this? Why don’t most of the enterprises opt for the spot instances then? Here is the catch; these servers are the low priority, so you have the risk that they can be closed suddenly without notice. However, there are some ways to avoid this incident of losing your server with this approach:
- Having not critical workloads in these servers, if the server gets closed, you can turn them on again.
- Having a queue approach work, in case the server is closed, your task will be remained in a queue.
4 - Serverless/Autoscaling Architectures
Serverless does not mean there is no sever!
Autoscaling architecture ensures that no server is idle; whenever you need more server for workloads, it will automatically scale up the servers. Serverless functions occur only whenever it is needed without the need for the servers. Having a well-defined cloud architecture will help you save costs on the cloud bill.
Save Cost On Storage
There are top 5 categories of cloud storage. Enterprises with a solid strategy of using storage services according to their needs can save costs on their cloud bill
- Archive storage
- Object storage
- File storage
- Block storage
- Database storage
Depending on the redundancy speed, each cost category is charged.
Usually, enterprises can store the raw data in the cheap storage category, while metadata used in queries should be stored in the expensive storage category.
Archive storage the cheapest one; however, it gives slow retrieval of the data. Next to this is object storage, which is the most common choice of enterprises when it comes to storage.
Enterprises should have a storage lifecycle to keep the old files stored in the cheaper storage option. Some of the major cloud service providers offer this feature.
Get Business Discounts
Cloud service provider and their listed partners run various lucrative offers and programs to attract the enterprises. One can compare the offers and use resources from different cloud providers to save costs based on their offers and discounts.READ MORE
In continuation of my previous blog (The Art of Choosing), where I discussed the evolution of various AWS pricing models, this week, the focus is on comparing the various AWS Savings Plans available and putting them to work.
The baseline for exploring the pricing models is to understand the relationship between the nature of workloads and the choice of AWS instances. Studies reveal that:
- For Predictable Mission-critical workloads, customers choose the cost-effective and flexible pricing solution with 'Reserved Instance.'
- For Unpredictable Mission-critical workloads, the common choice is 'On-demand Instances' because of the freedom to turn them on and off as per the workload and pay as per the utilization.
- For Cyclical workloads, customers would prefer 'Spot instances'. Of course, for urgent computing needs of additional capacity, spot instances are used in conjunction with On-demand/Reserved instances.
But, few workloads do not qualify under any of these buckets, and for lack of a better term, let us identify them as "Semi-predictable workloads." The Semi-predictable workloads have a consistent compute usage to a threshold point beyond which they vary. We must recognize these workloads and map the appropriate Savings Plans.
Amazon has announced the new flexible pricing model “Savings Plans” on 6th Nov 2019 which allows customers to save up to 72% on Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate in exchange for making a commitment to a consistent amount of compute usage (e.g. $10/hour) for a 1- or 3-year term.
Every type of compute usage has a Savings Plans rate and On Demand rate. You will be charged the Savings Plans rates on the committed usage and any usage beyond the commitment will be charged at regular On Demand rates.
There are two types of Savings Plans:
- EC2 Instance Savings Plans (ISP)- This plan is similar to Standard RIs which offers higher savings, up to 72% discount, but requires the users to commit to the usage of individual instance families in a region. For example, m5 in US East (Ohio). The discount will apply to any instance usage within the m5 family within that region regardless of size, OS, and tenancy. Conceptually, it is similar to an instance size-flexible Reserved instance regardless of OS licensing concerns.
- Compute Savings Plans (CSP) - This plan is conceptually similar to Convertible RIs which offers discounts up to 66% with higher flexibility (no need to commit to an individual instance family within a region), and discounts will apply against any EC2 and Fargate compute usage regardless of instance size, family, OS, tenancy, or region.
Each of the AWS Pricing models has relative strengths and capabilities towards cost optimization. The below table helps you choose the best option, which further enables you to get maximum savings with reduced risk.
Below you can see the Savings Plans rates and On Demand rates for every type of offering. Few sample screenshots:
Compute Savings Plans for Amazon EC2
Compute Savings Plans for AWS Fargate
Compute Savings Plans for AWS Lambda
EC2 Instance Savings Plans
Here are few guidelines while choosing the pricing model , especially related to Savings Plans
Over the last decade or so, the cost optimization world is advancing in multiple ways to provide flexibility and discounts to save costs. The new AWS ‘Savings Plans’ is a massive enhancement over Reserved Instances. While organizations still purchase Reserved Instances on case to case basis, the relative simplicity and flexibility of Savings Plans will make a difference to attract many organizations.
While there are many pricing options available under the AWS umbrella, customers still need to evaluate how they consume it. Other aspects of optimization, such as Monitoring, Rightsizing, Auto-scaling, Spot instances, Lightsail, S3 and Containers play a huge role in optimizing costs.
Achieving cost efficiency is an art, so customers should be wise enough to use advanced knowledge of AWS cloud-native tools in coordination with experts who can take advantage of all the relevant services provided by AWS.