AWS Architecture Blog

Category: AWS Cost Explorer

Data transfer charges across AZs and AWS services

Journey to Cloud-Native Architecture Series #6: Improve cost visibility and re-architect for cost optimization

After we improved our security posture in the 5th blog of the series, we discovered that operational costs are growing disproportionately higher than revenue. This is because the number of users grew more than 10 times on our e-commerce platform. To address this, we created a plan to better understand our AWS spend and identify cost […]

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AZ Affinity implemented using AWS Cloud Map for service discovery

Improving Performance and Reducing Cost Using Availability Zone Affinity

One of the best practices for building resilient systems in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks is using multiple Availability Zones (AZ). An AZ is one or more discrete data centers with redundant power, networking, and connectivity. Using multiple AZs allows you to operate workloads that are more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than […]

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