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Learning AWS by Amit Shah, Aurobindo Sarkar

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Optimizing cloud infrastructure costs

It is important to understand your cloud-costing model, so that you are able to manage costs better. Typically, a substantial part of your bill comprises of costs of EC2 compute instances, database instances (especially, if you are using Provisioned IOPS), and the usage of any specialized application services (Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, and many more). However, storage costs can also be significant for certain applications such as a photo-sharing application. In this section, we will focus on several strategies that will help you cut your cloud infrastructure costs.

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Costs are a big motivation to use cloud infrastructure, and AWS provides many different ways of saving on your AWS bills. However, it is ...

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