Cloudability News & How-to's

Cloudability News & How-to's

The math  behind AWS Reserved Instance modifications

Reservations are one of the most effective cost-saving tools available to AWS users— but only when they can be applied to relevant instances. As your infrastructure changes and grows, you may need to modify your reservation size to align with bigger or smaller instances. Making those changes comes down to understanding something that AWS calls…

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Reserved Instance modifications

Reserved Instance modifications are a powerful tool for ensuring that your infrastructure stays aligned with your business needs, but only when done right. The first step towards knowing how and when to modify your Reserved Instances is understanding your options— what are all of the aspects of a reservation that can be modified? Modifying AZs…

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Efficiency

Welcome back to the Five Stages of AWS Cost Efficiency. Today, we’ll be talking about Stage III: optimizing EC2 usage. Before diving into this step, be sure you’ve ensured basic cost visibility and implemented cost allocation and chargeback. Ready? Let’s get started. It’s time to stop treating the cloud like a datacenter. There are 168…

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Reserved Instance modification

Reserved Instances are an awesome tool for saving on your AWS costs, but they’re also a commitment. To buy a reservation, you have to predict what sort of instances you’ll be using months in advance— and while tools like the Cloudability Reserved Instance Planner can help ensure that you’re making the right choice, sometimes, plans…

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AWS cost allocation header

Welcome back to the Five Stages of AWS Cost Efficiency series. Now that you’ve ensured basic cost visibility by going through Stage I of AWS Cost Efficiency, it’s time to start asking the question: “Where are all those dollars going?” In this stage, we’ll focus on splitting up your AWS bill by things like Business…

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