We are in the era of the 21st century where we all are very much familiar with AWS services. AWS stands for Amazon Web Services. Along with the familarities of AWS services , some of us are familiar with the fact of practicing AWS cost optimization, but there would be people who probably would not be knowing them too. Well, having said this we have here listed down some of the best practices and list of 10 AWS cost optimization details that in overall optimize the AWS cost, and with this shares and suggest the solutions that are best and ens
Thus, with this said we at Cloud Stack Group are at your service to share with you the best ways and practices that in overall will be reducing the overall AWS cost optimization of the entire project and this is indeed will be turning out to be a beneficial prospect too. Also, another reason to opt for AWS service is that the software is termed to be one of the safest modes to have the data saved and stored and is always being optimized.
It is not unusual to read the headlines stating that there are businesses who are spending over an amount in the cloud. This amount can be in terms of doubling the figure as the money can be wasted on some of the services that are unused or that millions of businesses provision resources that may not be requiring more capacity than they need. The most common “solutions” that are getting reported here are the issues that are rightsizing, scheduling, and purchasing Reserved Instances for predictable workloads.
These are the three “solutions” as well as one of the best practices that most of the AWS users are getting familiar with it. At times the team and the company comes across the moment where plenty of other costs are often overlooked. This is where AWS services and AWS optimization is taken into consideration and is termed to be one of the best practices that saves a lot of time, energy and a lot many other things. Hence, here in this article we are at your service to assist you to resolve the issue and aim to address the same, and the list for the same is as mentioned below.
The 10 AWS cost optimization best practices
1. Rightsizing EC2 Instances
In the process of managing AWS cost optimization, rightsizing, scheduling, and Reserved Instances have turned out to be one of the best practices. The main reason to have the service of rightsizing is to match the instances and the sizes of their workloads. Well, on the other side of the work it is very unfortunate that this way of working in which instances double the capacity for each patch that is increasing in size.
Moving further in this process if as our client you double the capacity when thinking of going one size up, then you also need to have the update that coming back as half the capacity will also make you go down one size. Hence, going for the option of rightsizing is one of the best and worthwhile practices for those instances whose peak utilization does not exceed 45%. Also, taking it further it is still worth analyzing the process of utilization metric that gives an opportunity to find the ways to move the workload to some other different families but other than general purpose, that is well suited for the better needs and requirements.
2. Scheduling on/off times
This is the stage where it is worth having some time scheduled in which the process of on/off times are being monitored and that is for the non-production instances. These instances are the one used for developing, staging, testing, and QA. This process will approximately save 65% of resources that can be used for running these processes if we apply “on” schedule and that also when the time is between 08: am to 08:00 pm. However, there is a possibility that there can be a lot of time saved and that too when it is with the development team who may be working in an irregular pattern or at irregular hours.
By having the check on the metrics that can be used or determined in the process where the instances are used more frequently, there is always a chance that the scheduling can be interrupted and that also when access to the instances are required. It is worth checking on and keeping a point in which the instances can be charged even when the schedules are to be kept off, and with that so there are the charges of EBS volume and other components that are being attached to them.
3. Purchasing Reserved Instances
It is a wise decision if opting for the option of purchasing reserved instances, and this is because it is an easy and accurate way to reduce the AWS costs. And if taking it vice versa, the cost here can too be increased and this can be possible if we fail to utilize the option of a reserved instance as much as the way it is expected to. Taking it with another ideal way if selecting an option to purchase a wrong instance, or reserved instance, the only thing to find AWS prices fall over will be in terms of the reservation by more than the saved reservations.
Thus here the option available is rather than suggesting to purchase reserved instances, the best and the most viable practice is to opt for managed AWS cost optimization. This is where we at stack cloud group would be recommending you some of the best and effective ways in which as a client you can manage cost that consists of weighing up all the variables that also before making the purchase and then monitoring the entire utilization process through the reservations life cycle.
4. Delete unattached EBS volumes
When returning to elastic block storage (EBS), and launching an EC2 instance, the volume of EBS is attached to the instance that is acting for the local block storage. When there is a termination in EC2, the EBS volume is only deleted and that also it can be viewed when you check the “delete on termination” box and that also when the instance was launched. If the boz wasn’t checked, there is the way that the EBS volume still exists and is having a contribution of the value towards the monthly AWS bill.
Moving further depending on the business tenurity and the time its being operated in the cloud, there would be a number of instances being launched and that too without the delete box being checked, there would be thousands of unattached EBS volumes in AWS cloud. Well, in all this the most viable option that is taken into consideration is managed AWS cost optimization which is relatively new to the AWS cloud.
5. Delete obsolete snapshots
Snapshots are the best and convenient ebay to have a backup of the data on an EBS volume to an S3 storage bucket. This is because they keep the track of the back up data that is being changed ever since the last snapshot so as to prevent the duplication in the S3 bucket. Subsequently all the snapshots are containing the required set of information that is needed to restore the complete data of the client.
6. Release unattached Elastic IP addresses
It is the elastic IP addresses that are public IPv4 addresses from Amazon’s pool of IP addresses that are allocated to some of the instances that then are reached via the internet. The businesses here are having an access and allowance to have maximum five elastic IP addresses and that too with per account and this is because Amazon does not have an unlimited pool of IP addresses. Having said this, they are free to change when there is an attachment to the service that is running.
7. Upgrade instances to the latest generation
Due to Amazon Web Services, there is a variety of products and services available, in which there are frequent announcements that are made and it is all about how products are being upgraded and features that are being introduced to support specific services.
8. Purchase reserved nodes for Redshift and Elastic Cache Services
It is that if there is one single announcement that is being made sharing the details as to how the discount program of Amazon Redshift and Elastic Cache has changed, all its previous business approach can be purchased in an advance payment method and that too with the “heavy utilization‘ discounts.
9. Terminate zombie assets
The term “zombie assets” is very commonly and often used to describe any unused asset that is contributing to the overall cost of operations in the AWS Cloud. Here there are many typical zombie assets that have already been mentioned (unattached EBS volumes, obsolete snapshots, etc.). Other assets that fall into this category include components of instances that were activated when an instance failed to launch and unused Elastic Load Balancers.
10. Move infrequently-accessed data to lower cost tiers
Amazon Web Services (AWS) currently offers six levels of storage at different price points. Knowing which tier of storage is most suitable for the data, its factor depends on how often these data can be accessed and its fee that is applied can be at a lower level. Also, this feature is required to be taken into consideration because this is the demand for the business to retrieve the data because if there is any disaster occurred the team can get the access to the business and work on the service later.
AWS cost optimization is an ongoing process, and we at Cloud Stack Group are the leading and the profound company that understands the need and requirement of the client and based on that delivers the best and reliable service that is best for the business as well as for the client.
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