How do I save money on my Amazon EC2 or AWS Fargate usage using a Savings Plan?
Last updated: 2020-02-04
I want to get the best price for my predictable workloads on Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or AWS Fargate. How can AWS Savings Plans help me save money?
There are two types of Savings Plans: Compute Savings Plans and EC2 Instances Savings Plans. Both types have flexible attributes:
|Flexible attributes||Compute Savings Plans||EC2 Instance Savings Plans|
|Instance family (for example, C5 to M5)||Yes||No|
|Size (for example, m5.xlarge to m5.4xlarge)||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (Windows or Linux)||Yes||Yes
|Tenancy (Default or Dedicated)||Yes||Yes|
|Compute options (for example, EC2 to Fargate)||Yes||No|
You can use AWS Cost Explorer to help recommend a Savings Plan based on your past usage. Or, you can construct and purchase a custom Savings Plan based on your planned AWS usage.