AWS Compute Optimizer

Recommends optimal AWS Compute resources to reduce costs and improve performance for your workloads

AWS Compute Optimizer recommends optimal AWS Compute resources for your workloads to reduce costs and improve performance by using machine learning to analyze historical utilization metrics. Over-provisioning compute can lead to unnecessary infrastructure cost and under-provisioning compute can lead to poor application performance. Compute Optimizer helps you choose the optimal Amazon EC2 instance types, including those that are part of an Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling group, based on your utilization data.

By applying the knowledge drawn from Amazon’s own experience running diverse workloads in the cloud, Compute Optimizer identifies workload patterns and recommends optimal compute resources. Compute Optimizer analyzes the configuration and resource utilization of your workload to identify dozens of defining characteristics, for example, if a workload is CPU-intensive, or if it exhibits a daily pattern or if a workload accesses local storage frequently. The service processes these characteristics and identifies the hardware resource headroom required by the workload. Compute Optimizer infers how the workload would have performed on various hardware platforms (e.g. Amazon EC2 instances types) and offers recommendations.

Compute Optimizer is available to you at no additional charge. To get started, you can opt in to the service in the AWS Compute Optimizer Console.


Lower costs by up to 25%

You can take advantage of the recommendations in Compute Optimizer to reduce costs by up to 25%. Compute Optimizer analyzes the configuration and resource utilization of a workload to identify AWS compute resources, such as Amazon EC2 instances, that might be under-provisioned or over-provisioned. Compute Optimizer then recommends you to right-size your AWS compute resources and switch to a different instance size or instance type to save costs. 

Optimize performance with actionable recommendations

Compute Optimizer recommends up to 3 options from 140+ EC2 instance type options to right size your workloads. Compute Optimizer also projects what the CPU and memory utilization of your workload would have been on recommended EC2 instance types. This helps you understand how your workload would have performed on the recommended options before implementing the recommendations.

Get started quickly

With just four simple clicks from the AWS Console, Compute Optimizer automatically generates recommendations. These recommendations are based on your current resource utilization data from Amazon CloudWatch metrics and AWS resource metadata. You don’t need to invest substantial time and money to set up rules-based thresholds.

How it works

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