Billing: reducing costs on AWS, Kubernetes, etc

Our monthly AWS bill is millions of dollars per year. So, we’re always trying to reduce costs.

Here are a few tips – some of these are Kubernetes but mainly AWS:

  • reduce size of pods
  • get the right node size and type
  • get the right instance class
  • don’t over-provision storage
  • clean up lost resources

https://medium.com/@dyachuk/why-do-kubernetes-clusters-in-aws-cost-more-than-they-should-fa510c1964c6

 

Cost Optimization is also one of the five pillars of the Well-Architected Framework from AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/well-architected/

i.e. https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/architecture/AWS-Cost-Optimization-Pillar.pdf

 

Billing Dashboard AWS: https://console.aws.amazon.com/billing/home

 

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