AWS Well-Architected

How to Use AWS Reserved Instances to Save Money

AWS has two main pricing models: On-Demand billing and Reserved billing. Unlike On-Demand, AWS Reserved Instances let you spare cloud resources for future use. But you can only reserve instances within one availability zone. There’s usually a discount for Reserved Instance pricing in exchange for long-term commitments. These commitments can last anywhere from one to…

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How the AWS Pricing Calculator Is Important When Choosing Cloud Resources

One of the best practices of the cloud is to pay for what you use. But, before you pay, you must know the resources you’ll need. If users don’t understand how pricing affects resources, AWS bills can get out of control. For this reason, the AWS Pricing Calculator will be your primary tool for estimating…

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AWS Featured Blog: Cost Optimization with nOps and CloudTrail

Cost optimization is always critical to everyone. Customers make lots of effort to make sure their AWS Platform operates cost-effectively. AWS provides tools to help customers optimize and visualize costs. AWS Cost Explorer provides an easy-to-use interface to visualize, understand, and manage your expenses and usage over time. The AWS Cost and Usage Report provides…

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How to Get Free AWS Credits to Lower Your Cloud Bill

Every once in a while, Amazon will give its customers credits for its AWS platform. Redeeming these credits will help you lower your cloud bill.  On every bill you receive, some credits apply discounts. If you have any AWS credit, you may be looking for ways to redeem it. The most important thing to note…

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Does the AWS Cost Calculator Help Minimize Cloud Costs?

Do you use the AWS Cost Calculator? This could be your most valuable business asset. It’s a great tool to help anyone start with cost optimization. AWS has two versions of its calculator. While the simple monthly calculator works out your monthly cost estimates, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator helps you evaluate the…

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What Are the Benefits of Conducting AWS Foundational Technical Reviews?

The Amazon Foundational Technical Review (FTR) is a framework that enables AWS Partners to detect and remediate issues in solutions and products. It focuses on quality, reliability, and safety and outlines the best practices to meet the set requirements. All AWS Partners should conduct FTR Reviews to deliver customer outcomes. After receiving approval, you earn…

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Using the AWS Well-Architected Framework to Increase Operational Efficiency

The Well-Architected Framework has five main pillars. The first pillar is Operational Excellence. By implementing the recommended design best practices of this pillar, you can increase the output of cloud applications. Initially, cloud users encountered recurring problems. With little advancements, it was difficult to understand the root cause of problems. For example: Crashing applications Reversing…

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Why Right-Sizing AWS Instances Is An Effective Cost Optimization Strategy

When choosing cloud resources, it’s a best practice to estimate the resources you need. Right-sizing helps AWS deploy the correct capacity of instances at a customer-friendly cost.  Right-size when starting with the cloud. People who choose Reserved Instances have to estimate resources they’ll need and commit to paying a given amount for those resources. If…

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Does Identifying Low Utilization Amazon EC2 Instances Save on Costs?

An Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2 instance, allows you to access a virtual server on the AWS cloud. Unlike an on-premises environment, EC2 Instances are flexible. With EC2, you can build apps, scale, and make virtual machines according to your resources.  You can specify the right quantity of bandwidth, CPU, disk storage, and other cloud resources….

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On-Demand, Reserved, Spot, and Dedicated: Which Is the Best AWS EC2 Pricing Option?

AWS offers various kinds of EC2 instances to help you rent space on its cloud. While there are various pricing models, the compute capacity doesn’t change. Therefore, each EC2 instance can help you access enough resources on the cloud.  Based on pricing models, you can have the following kinds of Elastic Compute Cloud: On-Demand Instances…

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