How to reduce AWS costs

We’ve decided to do a more in-depth article on additional cost-cutting measures apart from those described in a previous article. Please keep in mind this isn’t the way to do it ™, because in a perfect world everyone would have cost-tags in place in every resource created, preferably via your-favourite-Infrastructure-as-Code strategy, which would make everyone’s life easier.

AWS service cost reductions

In this example, we’ve divided the analysis in seven different areas, which mirror AWS Services usually higher on the billing data (in no specific order):

  • RDS
  • EC2
  • S3
  • Elastic Load Balancer
  • Elasticache
  • Route 53
  • ACM

In the Reduce AWS costs – example report we can see some of the details with the technical explanation of the cost reduction activities.

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Ricardo Oliveira