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January in review: a focus on lowering AWS costs

By Leslie McCollom on January 31, 2017
This month we took a closer look at several different solutions and methods that you can use to spend more efficiently on AWS. Read on for ways to lower your database costs, to uncover and reduce hidden AWS costs or for tips on Reserved Instance buying to increase the cloud efficiency for your enterprise or business at scale.

This month we took a closer look at several different solutions and methods that you can use to spend more efficiently on AWS. Read on for ways to lower your database costs, to uncover and reduce hidden AWS costs or for tips on Reserved Instance buying.

What you give up when purchasing for capacity certainty with EC2 Reserved Instances

Reserved Instances (RIs) are a great way to save on AWS EC2. But there can be hidden costs to planning if you prioritize for capacity certainty. We outlined the key costs of planning for capacity certainty and offer a recommendation for a more a flexible approach.

Choosing the right RDS instance for the job

There are a handful of AWS RDS options to choose from when you’re looking to spin up a new database instance. Use our tips to choose the right instance to get the most bang for your buck, and learn how to save even more on RDS with Reserved Instances.

Identifying expensive AWS resources with custom reports and dimensions

We’ve identified a handful of AWS cost-driving culprits and also a few ways to quickly spot them in your cost and usage data. Learn ways to dig into the data and get the right cost and usage insights quickly, so you can take decisive action towards optimizing AWS spending.

Three key steps to making the most of AWS Reserved Instances

Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances and can be powerful, cloud cost-saving tools for your business. But before you start working with RIs, it’s important to understand the many factors that must be considered before you buy — we’ll walk you through them step by step.

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