Reduce your Amazon EBS
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Elastic Block Store (EBS) cost saving tips Optimize your Elastic Block Store (EBS) costs with these tips


Right-size EBS Volumes

Identify overprovisioned or underutilized EBS volumes and resize or terminate them. This ensures you only pay for the required storage, saving costs.


Monitor EBS Usage

Regularly monitor EBS volume usage and IOPS using AWS services like CloudWatch. Reducing overprovisioned IOPS based on usage could save costs.


Manage Snapshots Regularly

Delete unused, old EBS snapshots which accumulate charges. Use tools like AWS Data Lifecycle Manager to automate this process, helping to remove unnecessary snapshots and save costs.

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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 Elastic Block Store (EBS) Service information & pricing

About Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) offers a scalable, high-performance storage service for Amazon EC2. It's suitable for demanding workloads, including mission-critical apps like SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. With high availability and 99.999% durability, EBS safeguards against failures and enables versatile storage volumes, ranging from cost-effective to high-performance. Users can construct their cloud Storage Area Network (SAN), operate databases, and resize clusters for big data analytics.

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Elastic Block Store (EBS) pricing

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) pricing depends on monthly provisioned storage size. Extra costs are added for exceeding baseline input/output operations (IOPS) and throughput. EBS Snapshots' cost depends on utilized storage, snapshot retrievals and storage in the Archive tier. The Fast Snapshot Restore feature incurs charges per Data Services Unit-Hour (DSU-Hour) for each snapshot in each availability zone. Charges apply for Amazon EBS direct API use.

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