How to reduce your AWS Cloud charges?
One of the frequent queries we get from customers is on the increased AWS bill. Queries like ,
1.What exactly has led to the increase in costs?
2.How to reduce AWS cloud bill by upto 50% ?
The reasons for the increase in bill are varied. But often the bill increase happens like a slow crawl over few months. By the time it gets noticed lots of money is already wasted.
Here are few critical levers that you can use to reduce your AWS bill.
- Using newer instance types which are more powerful and available at reduced costs compared to older instance types. For e.g, older instance m1.large costs 75% more than m4.large, though m4.large has higher RAM and CPU speed.Just by changing instance type you get 75% reduction in instance costs and bonus of better performance.
- Snapshots , AMI’s and IP addresses that are no more used but exists incurring costs.Identifying these and doing a cleanup can result in substantial saving
- Last but not the least, not using cost reduction options provided by AWS like reserved instances.
And if the bill increase has been sudden then it is mostly a case of resource provisioned without being aware of the billing impact.Like it happened to this linkedin user.You don’t have to write to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to get refund :-). There are simpler ways.
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