aws billing and cost management
AWS Billing and Cost Management: The Secret to Keeping Cloud Costs in Check

Amazon launched a service to help its users do everything concerning their cloud bills. AWS billing and cost management helps users to pay bills, track spending, and analyze their expenditures. Since it helps analyze and control spending, it’s possible to keep cloud costs in check with this service.Whether you want to estimate cloud costs or…

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3 ways for AWS partners to improve WAFR Remediation Proposals with nOps

How do you grow your AWS consulting business? One way is to use nOps for Well-Architected Framework Reviews (WAFR) and systematically build up a portfolio of repeatable work packages that helps you grow. If you follow the three practices in this article you will be creating better remediation plans and proposals: they will be faster…

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Understanding Networking Costs in AWS: Data Transfer Costs by Usage Type

In this series of blog posts, we’re doing a deep dive into AWS networking costs. In the previous post, we covered bandwidth costs related to Operation. In this post, I’ll cover Usage type, and how these charges appear on your AWS bill. And, I’ll provide tips on how the nOps cloud management platform can help…

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Understanding Networking Costs in AWS: Data Transfer Costs by Operation

In this series of blog posts, we’ll do a deep dive into the costs of AWS services. In this specific post, I’ll cover data transfer costs related to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) service, and how these charges appear on your AWS bill. There are many line items in the AWS Cost and…

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How to optimize Amazon EC2 costs by implementing a single Amazon EKS Control Plane

Since the launch of Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS)  at AWS re:Invent in 2017, AWS has continued to deliver innovative capabilities for this service. In particular, innovations that enable a variety of deployment patterns have made Amazon EKS the go-to Kubernetes service for application deployment and scalability. For example, in December 2019,…

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Avoiding Bill Shock — How to Detect and Mitigate AWS Cost Anomalies

Particularly during this challenging time, many organizations are facing disruption to their operations, budgets, and revenue. Our customers ask us how they can optimize costs to avoid “bill shock” due to anomalous spikes in the cost of AWS services. To eliminate surprises in your AWS invoices, nOps cloud management provides machine learning-based detection of billing…

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How to Use Spot Instances to Reduce Amazon EC2 Costs by Up to 90% with nOps Spot Advisor

Many of our customers ask for help in reducing the cost of their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. While Amazon EC2 offers a variety of instance types — from 0.5 GiB (t3a.nano, t3.nano, t2.nano) to 24 TiB memory (u-24tb1.metal) — it can be challenging to pick the right resource for the right workload….

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How to Rightsize Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, and Amazon S3 — Continuously

How do you ensure that you’re not wasting spend on unused or underutilized resources? You need to rightsize your workloads to achieve cost optimization. But rightsizing is not a “one and done” process. It’s critical to decommission resources that you no longer need and stop resources that are temporarily not needed — and to do…

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Save AWS Cloud Costs by Using Tags to Detect Unused Amazon EC2 Instances

We all have had this scenario: You have something that needs urgent testing, maybe a new build, perhaps a user data addition that you need to tweak before the next prod release. What do we do? We fire up an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance and begin testing. That’s the beauty of the…

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