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Understanding AWS EC2 Pricing for Instances with nOps

AWS EC2 pricing for instances includes AWS Free Tier, Spot Instances, On-Demand Instances, and Dedicated Hosts. If you’re just starting with AWS, you may find these options overwhelming. Regardless of your pricing option, AWS guarantees a secure and customizable virtual machine for its Elastic Compute Cloud. Here’s why you should use AWS EC2: Advantages of…

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Optimizing AWS Cloud Costs for Workloads with nOps

Have you tried using AWS tools to cut cloud costs? The AWS Marketplace has thousands of tools claiming to help you cut cloud costs. But some cost-cutting operations could easily downgrade performance. nOps is a handy SaaS cloud cost optimization tool that monitors, analyzes, and modifies workloads without minimizing performance. While most tools have basic…

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Five Things to Consider When Using AWS Spot Instances

AWS Spot Instances allow users to benefit from spare capacity in the cloud. AWS sells the spare capacity through a concept known as Spot pricing. Because spare capacity is subject to interferences, AWS has heavy discounts on Spot prices. Here are five things a cloud engineer should consider when using AWS Spot Instances: 1. Spot…

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How to Use AWS Savings Plans to Reduce Your Cloud Costs

AWS Savings Plans help cloud users to save more from their AWS budgets. Anyone can save significant amounts using ordinary pricing plans and discounted offers. However, it’s equally important to note the difference between pricing models and Savings Plans. Discounted offers are usually temporary and can be as short as a one-month free trial. AWS’…

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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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