cloud optimization

AWS EC2 Pricing: Tips and Tricks to get More Bang for your Buck

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re in your team meeting ready to hear about new features you’re adding to the development pipeline and other top priorities, when your manager comes in freaking out about cloud costs. Apparently, AWS EC2 pricing has skyrocketed and the CFO is on his case about reducing your AWS bill.  The …

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AWS Savings Plan VS Reserved Instance: which is better when you have spikes?

AWS offers a number of ways to save on the infrastructure you already have — such as Savings Plans, EC2 Savings Plans, and Reserved Instances for EC2, RDS, ElastiCache, and ElasticSearch.  The best thing is that they’re named so similarly and each with their own “special sauce” of recommendations that it’s deceptively easy to get …

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