IT companies get great solutions for Amazon Web Services. You need no hardware when using AWS, and you get the opportunity to focus more on your product directly, and stop thinking about infrastructure, upgrades, and maintenance. But when you use AWS solutions, when you are running EC2, your expense may exceed 900k every month. This is very expensive, and you will need to do AWS Cost Optimization.
So, how can it be done?
- Choose EC2 and RDS instances carefully
The first thing you need to do is to choose the EC2 and RDS by their respective purposes. There are a number of different EC2 instances based on what you would require:
- General Purpose
- Compute Optimized
- Memory Optimized
- Accelerated Computing
- Stored Optimized
There are three RDS instances:
- Standard DB
- Burstable Performance DB
- Memory Optimized DB
- EC2 Auto Scaling
Via EC2 Auto Scaling you will be able to monitor application and then scale it, if necessary, to provide the best performance at lower costs.
- EC2 Reservations
Reserved Instances of EC2 are a great tool to lower your infrastructure cost. Through RIs you can commit on the estimated EC2 instances usage.
Three Types of EC2 reservations are there in AWS:
- No Upfront Reservation
- Partial Upfront Reservation
- All Upfront Reservation
- RDS Reservations
You will also get reservations for RDS instances from AWS. This works same as that of EC2 Reservations and saves you the same as it.
- Spot Instances
Optimize costs for AWS through Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, and you can scale up application’s throughput for maximum up to 10X for the same kind of budget.
- Always Know if New EC2 Generations is Launched
You have to keep an eye on Amazon’s everyday updates.
- CloudWatch Cost Optimization
You can monitor your infrastructure more precisely using Amazon CloudWatch.
- Logs Should Be Planned Carefully
At any scale, proper logging is necessary.