5 Tips for Reducing Spend to Meet AWS Budget Targets

The fundamental principles of AWS cost management are monitoring your AWS costs and usage, analyzing your usage patterns, and optimizing your cloud resources for maximum performance. You will need to proactively and continuously manage this process to stay within budget.

AWS Savings Plans vs Reserved Instances

In November 2019 AWS introduced Savings Plans as a simpler and more flexible alternative to Reserved Instances, which provide significant discounts for volume purchases of instances.

The Pros and Cons of AWS Savings Plans

Savings Plans provide discounts of up to 72% on Amazon EC2, AWS Fargate and Lambda usage, compared to on-demand rates. You have to make a commitment to a specific amount of compute usage, measured in dollars per hour, for a 1 or 3 year term. Any usage beyond that commitment is charged at on-demand rates. In this article we will …

The Pros and Cons of AWS Reserved Instances

Hourly billing on AWS allows you to get your feet wet without overcommitting budgets and other resources in the cloud. As demand increases however, and a fixed number of instances are constantly running, hourly rates can quickly add up, forcing companies to consider volume purchases in the cloud. Reserving a set number of instances one or three years in advance …

RI Payment Options

AWS Reserved Instance Payment Options

The default payment option for Amazon Web Services is on-demand pricing, which allows organizations to pay for only the services that they use by the hour. But if you are running instances continuously, on-demand pricing can quickly drive up costs. According to research, companies waste $62 billion in the cloud by paying for capacity they don’t need. AWS Reserved Instances …

EC2 Instance Types

Choosing the Right EC2 Instance Type for Your Application Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instances provide virtual computing capacity in the AWS cloud. The elasticity refers to the ability of users to scale their compute power up or down, on demand, to handle changes in requirements.   AWS has a vast number of EC2 instance types designed for a multitude …

Window to AWS Pricing

AWS Pricing Explained

Introduction to AWS Pricing to Help You Optimize Cloud Costs Amazon Web Services offers a dizzying range of products and services for computing, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment on its cloud platform. Understanding the costs of such a wide portfolio can be overwhelming for customers, especially because the pricing for all services is unique, and they change and evolve …