Reduce your Amazon S3
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon S3 cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon S3 costs with these tips


Reduce Data Transfer Costs

If you are using S3 from within an AWS VPC in combination with a NAT Gateway, you can have high data transfer costs for S3. You can prevent those costs by opting to use a VPC Gateway endpoint for S3. Data transfer over these VPC endpoints is free allowing you to save significantly on data transfer costs.


Utilize Storage Classes

S3 objects can be stored in several storage classes. The storage classes range from Standard to Deep Archive. Transitioning selected objects based on duration can be cost effective in most cases. However, when using storage classes, you must be aware of the minimum capacity charge and minimum storage duration charge.


Use S3 Storage Lens

You can use S3 Storage Lens to quickly find out cost saving reductions for S3. It analyses your S3 buckets and objects for cost saving tips. Furthermore you can use the storage class analytics tool to make sure you are using the right storage classes for your objects.

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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 S3 Service information & pricing

About Amazon S3

Amazon S3 provides secure, scalable object storage with access controls. Facilitates data storage, protection, optimization, and analysis. Amazon S3 is ideal for data lakes, backup, cloud apps. However, Amazon S3 can get expensive at scale if you are not careful. The reasons of S3 getting expensive are dependent on your use-case.

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Amazon S3 pricing

Amazon S3 offers varying storage classes at different prices. Costs include storage, requests, data handling, transfer, replication, insights, and query charges. Clients pay based on object size, storage duration, class, and additional retrieval and request fees. The storage classes can be set with lifecycle rules but are not always cost effective.

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