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 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 …