What is AWS?
Amazon Web Services, or AWS as we commonly know it nowadays, is a broad, evolving, remote computing service platform launched by Amazon in 2006.
More than a hundred services make up the Amazon Web Services portfolio, specifically those for security, program development, databases, foundation management, calculation, networking, etc. We are offered up to 90 services by AWS, from deployment tools to data ware housing, content delivery to directories. According to Technopedia, some of these are:
- Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2)
- Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
- Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
- Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
- Amazon CloudFront
- Amazon SimpleDB
- Amazon WorkDocs
- Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
- Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)
AWS provides an incredible service called cloud computing – the delivery of hosted services via the Internet, with storage. According to Amazon, “Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, application, and other IT resources through a cloud services platform via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.” AWS is the first to offer pay-on-the-go services.
There are three models of cloud computing:
- IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service
This gives access to networking facilities, computers and data storage space.
- PaaS – Platform as a Service
This manages the underlying infrastructure of the organization so it can be more efficient.
- SaaS – Software as a Science
This gives you a finished product that is run and taken care of by service provider.
Amazon Web Services offer great solutions for all IT companies. But, as we all know, all great things come with a price. While AWS requires no hardware and lets you focus directly on a product rather than the mechanization, using these services sometimes become very costly, because the number of EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud) running hours can exceed 900k monthly. This is why one of their greatest services – AWS Cost Optimization, was introduced.
This service has a lot to do with the pay as you go service offered through Cloud Computing. The main task of Amazon Web Services Cost Optimization is to present the resilience to efficiently handle your costs and regardless keep the operational performance and capability your organization requires. With the effective help of AWS, you can quite easily use incredible cost management equipment to supervise your cost, so you can always be on you of how much you are really spending and not lose extra pennies.
In other words, we can say that the onus of their spending falls directly on the customer himself or herself, as they are supposed to keep an eye on the cost optimization. Users just need to follow a few simple steps to successfully control and manage their AWS costs:
- Saving money when they reserve something
- Reduce the size of your services to meet capability needs at the minimum cost
- Make use of the cash market
- Keep an eye on the service usage
- Making use of Cost Explorer, another AWS service, to reduce cost