Reduce Amazon CloudWatch
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon CloudWatch cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon CloudWatch costs with these tips


Monitor CloudWatch Costs

Keep track of your Amazon CloudWatch usage and costs with tools such as AWS Cost Explorer and Cost and Usage Reports. This can help identify ways to optimize services and curb costs.


Deprovision Unused Alarms

Make sure to deprovision any CloudWatch alarms, metrics, logs or other resources that are no longer needed. Unused resources can continue to generate unnecessary costs.


Optimize Log Retention

Setting optimal log retention periods and metric storage durations in CloudWatch Logs and CloudWatch can reduce storage costs. Tailor these settings according to your specific use cases.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon CloudWatch Service information & pricing

About Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service providing insights for AWS/cloud resources. It gathers and analyzes performance and operational data, facilitating application, infrastructure, and service monitoring from one platform. It supports automated actions based on alarms, logs, and events for resource optimization. CloudWatch delivers one-second visibility of metrics/data, stores data for 15 months, does calculations for historical/real-time insights, and offers Container Insights.

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Amazon CloudWatch pricing

Amazon CloudWatch has a free version offering basic monitoring, 10 metrics, 1M API requests, 3 dashboards, 10 alarm metrics, 5GB log data & 1,800 Live Tail minutes. The paid version charges for data ingestion, storage, scanned data, and live tail analysis, with rates per GB. Extra costs are dependent on the volume of data sent to CloudWatch logs, S3, or Kinesis Data Firehose. There are no upfront payments; it's usage-based.

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