37 minutes | Mar 27, 2020

Episode 69 - Cost Optimisation Special

In this themed episode of AWS TechChat we explore methods you can use to make a step change in optimizing cost in your AWS account and we are not talking about powering off idle resources. We talk about the new AWS Graviton Processor in the form of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M6G, R6G and C6G. Currently in public preview, meaning you can request access. If your workload can make use of an aarch64 architecture, they can save you in the realm of 40% off your EC2 costs. We also talk about Amazon EC2 Spot Instances that lets you take advantage of unused Amazon EC2 capacity in the AWS Cloud. Spot Instances are available at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand price, which is something to hang your hat on. You can consume spot from AWS Fargate - Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon EC2, Application Load Balancer, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), AWS CloudFormation, AWS Data Pipleline and AWS Batch. We then pivot to AWS Well-Architected Framework that provides best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud. We hone in on the cost optimization pillar before riffing over some tips from a field solution architect on what they look when trying to trim costs out of an account. Speakers: Shane Baldacchino - Solutions Architect, ANZ, AWS Peter Stanski - Head of Solution Architecture, AWS Resources: Amazon WorkSpaces https://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/pricing/?sc_icampaign=Launch_4027_Workspaces_June30 Amazon Chime https://aws.amazon.com/chime/pricing/?sc_icampaign=Launch_4027_Chime_June30 Working From Home? Here’s How AWS Can Help https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/working-from-home-heres-how-aws-can-help/ AWS Digital Training https://aws.amazon.com/training/course-descriptions/ AWS Graviton Processor https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/graviton/ Amazon EC2 Spot Instances https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/spot/ AWS Well-Architected https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/well-architected/ Cost Optimization https://aws.amazon.com/pricing/cost-optimization/ AWS Events: AWSome Day Online Conference https://aws.amazon.com/events/awsome-day/awsome-day-online/ AWS Innovate AIML Edition on-demand https://aws.amazon.com/events/aws-innovate/machine-learning/ AWS Builders Online Series on-demand https://aws.amazon.com/events/builders-online-series/ AWS Events and Webinars https://aws.amazon.com/events/
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