10 Best Practices For Reducing Spend in AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) forever changed the world of IT when it entered the market in 2006 offering services for pennies on the dollar. While its prices have come down significantly over the years, many companies learned the hard way that moving to the public cloud didn’t always achieve the cost savings they expected.

In fact, organizations have frequently noticed public cloud bills two to three times higher than expectations(1). This doesn’t mean that moving to the public cloud is a mistake. The public cloud provides huge benefits in agility, responsiveness, simplified operation, and improved innovation.

The mistake is assuming that migrating to the public cloud without implementing management, governance and automation will lead to cost savings. To combat rising cloud infrastructure costs, use these proven best practices for cost reduction and optimization to make sure you are getting the most out of your environment.

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