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Tag: Cost Savings

Easily save money on your compute spend with Savings Plans

Savings Plans is a flexible pricing model offering lower prices compared to On-Demand pricing, in exchange for a specific usage commitment (measured in $/hour) for a one or three-year period. AWS offers three types of Savings Plans – Compute Savings Plans, EC2 Instance Savings Plans, and Amazon SageMaker Savings Plans. Compute Savings Plans apply to […]

Putting AWS re:Invent 2021 Cost Optimization Announcements into Practice

Putting AWS re:Invent 2021 Cost Optimization Announcements into Practice

Following re:Invent 2021 and all the amazing announcements, there are so many new and exciting ways for customers to optimize cloud spend. This blog highlights some opportunities that customers could really benefit from, and offers guidance on how to take advantage of them, and, therefore, the savings.

Finding savings from 2020 re:Invent announcements

Find cost savings from 2020 re:Invent announcements. Learn how you can save with Amazon EBS gp3; monitor and save your AWS Lambda cost with CloudWatch Lambda Insights; and save cost for your Amazon Athena usage with engine version 2 and control costs for your Athena workgroups with CloudWatch Query Metrics.

AWS Cost Explorer Rightsizing Recommendations Integrates with AWS Compute Optimizer

AWS Cost Explorer now delivers rightsizing recommendations across EC2 instance families through an integration with AWS Compute Optimizer, adding to existing support for rightsizing recommendations within the same instance family. To access Cost Explorer Rightsizing Recommendations, click on “Recommendations” in the left navigation pane, followed by “View All” in the “Resource optimization recommendations” section of the […]

Launch: Controlling AWS CloudTrail Costs Using AWS KMS Event Filtering

AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of your AWS account. With CloudTrail, you can log, continuously monitor, and retain account activity related to actions across your AWS infrastructure. CloudTrail provides event history of your AWS account activity, including actions taken through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, […]

Launch: Resource Optimization Recommendations

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. AWS now generates custom Amazon EC2 resource optimization recommendations, calculating ideal configurations based on your past usage. Using these recommendations in the AWS Cost Management product suite, you can identify opportunities for cost efficiency and act on them by terminating […]