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31 page guide: AWS cost-efficiency best practices

Utilizing cloud services like Amazon Web Services can revolutionize the way your organization creates applications and delivers them to users, but like any IT asset, there are best practices that can help get even more value from your investment.

In this guide, learn about the 5 stages of AWS cost efficiency. Designed to help you squeeze maximum value from your AWS spending, find out how to gain enhanced cost visibility, develop a reserved instance purchasing strategy, and more – and apply these practices to your own enterprise.

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    Google search results on ‘AWS Reserved Instances (RIs) benefits’ reveal the tremendous savings you can realize compared to on-demand pricing.

    But in order to realize those savings, you’ll need to know what RIs are, how to use them, when to buy them, and how to optimize them.

    This guide is designed to help cloud engineers leverage RIs to optimize AWS cloud costs, increase ROI, and reserve capacity for when needed. Download for the full RI rundown, 3 reasons to buy RIs, and bringing RI into practice.

  • Are reserved instances the silver bullet to cloud costs?

    Any discussion about cloud cost optimization generally leads to talk about Reserved Instances (RIs) – and with good reason. When utilized correctly, RIs can offer cloud savings anywhere from 22 percent to upwards of 75 percent.

    But that doesn’t mean RIs are always the silver bullet to counter runaway cloud costs.

    In this guide, learn more about Reserved Instances and how they compare to other cloud cost optimization strategies – and find out what choices your organization should make when your own cloud bills start piling up.

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