Tag Archives: EC2 cost


EC2 Reserved Instances Buying Power Tool

One of the challenging areas in AWS cloud cost management is determining which pricing model – On-Demand or Reserved – should be used for your EC2 deployment. On-demand instances are very dynamic, with no upfront fees, you simply pay as you go, but at a premium per hourly charge. EC2 reserved instances, on the other… Continue reading >


How Cloud Ninjas Slash EC2 Costs with Unused Reservations?

So you’ve done your homework, analyzed your AWS cost drivers and have added Reserved Instances to your AWS deployment portfolio, expecting your EC2 costs to drop. But just because the hourly rates are discounted for instances running as reserved, these savings are not always automatic. While in your AWS console RIs will always have a… Continue reading >

Cloud Sinners and Saints – A CIO Confessional

In most areas of life, but particularly in business, we love comparing our good (and not-so-good) deeds with those of our peers. This benchmarking enables us to ensure our performance meets industry standards while identifying areas for growth. For those of you using the Amazon cloud, our webcast replay will be an excellent opportunity to… Continue reading >

Cost of EC2 – Tips and Tidbits

One of the side-effects of monitoring the cost of EC2 with over 3 million AWS instances and 2.6 petabytes of Amazon S3 storage is that we are sitting on some really big data with some interesting industry trends and insight. Here are a few nuggets we recently uncovered while looking at cost of EC2 ,… Continue reading >