Reduce your AWS CloudTrail
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS CloudTrail cost saving tips Optimize your AWS CloudTrail costs with these tips


Monitor CloudTrail Usage

Regularly use AWS Cost Explorer to monitor your CloudTrail usage and costs. This can help identify and eliminate unused trails or unnecessary logs, optimizing costs.


Set AWS Budgets

Use AWS Budgets to establish custom budgets and alerts for CloudTrail usage and expenses. This can help you manage your costs proactively before exceeding your budgets.


Delete Unused Trails

Delete unused trails or reduce log file validation to save on storage costs. Use 'aws cloudtrail delete-trail' to delete unused trails.

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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 AWS CloudTrail Service information & pricing

About AWS CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail is a service that tracks user activity & API usage on AWS, hybrid, & multicloud environments. It helps organizations adhere to compliance regulations like SOC, PCI, & HIPAA. Through recording user events, setting EventBridge workflow rules, & centralizing data across AWS regions and accounts, it heightens security. It also detects unauthorized access, scrutinizes activity logs with SQL-based queries, & responds with EventBridge alert rules.

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AWS CloudTrail pricing

CloudTrail Lake offers a 30-day free trial with limited data services. After the trial, pricing is pay-as-you-go: 1-year retention for under 25TB at $0.75/GB, 7-year for over 25TB. Retention costs are based on data volume, type and chosen price/retained volume. Trails are free. Management events to S3 are $2.00 per 100,000 after a free copy, S3 data events $0.10 per 100,000, and Insights $0.35 per 100,000 analyzed events.

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