Cost Optimization with AWS

Improve efficiency and get the most out of your cloud spend

You can build modern, scalable applications on AWS to transform your organization, all while optimizing costs. AWS continuously innovates and delivers the latest technologies across every solution area so you can meet high performance needs and scale at a lower cost. The variety of AWS pricing options provide you with the flexibility to design your purchase plan to meet your specific workload needs. AWS offers a suite of management tools to monitor your application cost and identify modernizing and rightsizing opportunities. You can seamlessly scale up and down with AWS to operate more cost effectively in an uncertain economy and better position your organization for long-term success.


Flexible purchase options for every workload

Use many AWS services for free to specified limits through AWS Free Tier. Take advantage of volume discounts as your usage grows. Enjoy up to 72% discounts when committing to Reserved Instances or Savings Plans for predictable usage. Run fault-tolerant workloads with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances and gain up to 90% discounts.

Improved resource utilization efficiency

Rightsize to find the optimal instance family and size for your compute workloads. Delete unutilized resources to avoid waste. Select the right data storage and data transfer options based on the access needs. Cost optimization recommendations are unique to your actual configuration, resource utilization, and performance.

Elastic resource provisioning for variable demand

Automatically schedule resource provisioning to match the demand of your business and workloads. Increase performance and reliability by scaling out across multiple instances and Availability Zones and scaling back when demand drops. Build an agile, modular architecture with microservices technology.

Better price performance with AWS-designed silicon

Accelerate innovation with custom silicon optimized for the cloud. AWS Graviton-powered instances deliver up to 40% better price performance over comparable x86-based processors. Purpose-built ML chips, AWS Inferentia and AWS Trainium, are designed to provide the best price performance for deep learning applications.

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Use Cases

Reduce cloud costs

Get discounts with Savings Plans (Compute, EC2, Amazon SageMaker) and Reserved Instances (EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon OpenSearch Service, Amazon DynamoDB). Use custom recommendations based on your past usage. Take advantage of volume pricing tiers and bundled discounts. Save even more when combining usage across accounts with consolidated billing.

Pay only for what you use

Stop paying for resources during non-operating hours with Instance Scheduler for EC2 and Amazon RDS instances, or automate the stop and start of EC2 instances using AWS Lambda and Amazon EventBridgeStop paying for idle EC2 instances, idle Amazon RDS instances, idle Load Balancers, and unassociated Elastic IP addresses, using AWS Cost Explorer rightsizing recommendations and AWS Trusted Advisor.

Rightsize workloads

Optimize EC2, Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate, Amazon EBS, Lambda, and receive recommendations for Graviton migration with AWS Compute Optimizer. Realize better price performance for analytics databases with Amazon Redshift resizeReduce Amazon S3 storage cost by identifying cost optimization opportunities with Amazon S3 Storage Lens, and automate data lifecycle management with Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering.

Modernize cloud architecture

Scale reliably and flexibly by designing and building modern, microservice architectures with serverless products, such as, AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, and Amazon Aurora Serverless to increase agility and lower cost. Save costs by optimizing data transfer routes, e.g., caching data at the edge and enabling Amazon CloudFront for lower data transfer out rates. Optimize calls between your infrastructure by creating read replicas on Amazon RDS.

CFM Cost Optimization Services

Savings Plans Recommendations
Save up to 72% with a flexible pricing model
Reserved Instance Recommendations
Save when you reserve

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