10 ways to reduce your cloud bill

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1

Right-size your cloud instances,

keep inventory to bare minimum and save up to 35%

Immediate goal

Implementation Time
2-3 days

Savings Potential
>20% of your overall cloud bill

Time to Realize Savings
Immediate post implementation

Commitment Required
None

2

Shutdown unused resources and reduce storage and network costs

Immediate goal

Implementation Time
2-7 days

Savings Potential
~2-10% of your overall cloud bill

Time to Realize Savings
Immediate post implementation

Commitment Required
None

3

Adopt reserved instances and save upto 60% on your compete spends

Immediate goal

Implementation Time
2-3 days

Savings Potential
~30-60% of your compute bill on
cloud

Time to Realize Savings
Immediate post implementation

Commitment Required
1-year or 3-year commitment

4

Schedule your non-production instances / servers to start-stop automatically and save almost 50% of compute bills

Immediate goal

Implementation Time
3-5 days

Savings Potential
~35% of your on-demand bill for
non-production environments

Time to Realize Savings
Immediate post implementation

Commitment Required
None

5

Adopt spot-instances and save upto 90% on your on-demand compute spends

Short-term goal

Implementation Time
5-20 days

Savings Potential
~90% of your on-demand
compute bill

Time to Realize Savings
Immediate post implementation

Commitment Required
None

6

Leverage storage services like Amazon S3 Intelligent Tiering and Azure’s Archival / Cold storage to reduce storage costs

Short-term goal

Implementation Time
1-2 days (for AWS)
20-30 days (for other cloud
platforms)

Savings Potential
~20-30% of your standard
storage bill

Time to Realize Savings
30 days post implementation

Commitment Required
None

7

Containerize / PaaSify your applications and reduce your IaaS spend by 50%

Long-term goal

Implementation Time
2-3 months

Savings Potential
~30% of your IaaS usage bill

Time to Realize Savings
Immediate post implementation

Commitment Required
Code and architecture changes
to the application

8

Adopt open-source platforms (Amazon Linux) to save on enterprise licensing costs like RHEL

Long-term goal

Implementation Time
2-6 months

Savings Potential
~100% of your enterprise license
cost

Time to Realize Savings
Immediate post implementation

Commitment Required
Extensive code and architecture
changes to the application

9

Adopt a multi-cloud approach to leverage multi-vendor benefits

Long-term goal

Implementation Time
2-6 months

Savings Potential
~30% of your existing cloud
spend

Time to Realize Savings
Immediate post implementation

Commitment Required
Moderate effort in migrating to a
different cloud platform

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