Reduce Directory Service
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS Directory Service cost saving tips Optimize your AWS Directory Service costs with these tips


Use 30-day free trial

Take advantage of the 30-day free trial for AWS Directory Service to test and evaluate the service before committing to full-scale production workloads.


Start with smaller size

Begin with a smaller directory size based on your initial requirements, and scale up over time as needed. Smaller directories incur lower ongoing costs compared to larger ones.


Monitor service usage

Regularly keep track of your AWS Directory Service usage via the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. This helps in identifying unused directories that can be deleted to 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!”

John Schrijvers
John Schrijvers
CEO of Dataswitcher

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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 Directory Service Service information & pricing

About AWS Directory Service

The AWS Directory Service is a fully managed service for Microsoft Active Directory, aiming to simplify operation, availability, and workload management. It speeds up securely migrating directory-aware workloads to AWS, allowing use of existing Microsoft AD credentials for AWS resource access. It boosts security and resiliency through advanced AD monitoring, logging, and networking. The service is optimal for customers aiming to use existing Microsoft AD or LDAP aware applications in the cloud.

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AWS Directory Service pricing

AWS Directory Service costs depend on your managed directory's type, size, and region with no upfront or minimum fees. A 30-day free trial is available. Costs differ between Standard and Enterprise Editions due to storage capacities and directory objects. Standard suits businesses with

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