Reduce your Elemental
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS Elemental MediaConnect cost saving tips Optimize your AWS Elemental MediaConnect costs with these tips


Use On-Demand Pricing

Optimize costs for intermittent usage by leveraging on-demand pricing for connectivity instead of the reserved option. Refer to AWS docs for guidance.


Enable Auto-Scaling

Enable automatic scaling of bandwidth capacity according to workload, ensuring you pay only for the bandwidth required.


Regularly Remove Unused

Archive or delete unused flows and connections to avoid unnecessary costs. Continuously monitor usage and delete unneeded resources.

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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
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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 Elemental MediaConnect Service information & pricing

About AWS Elemental MediaConnect

AWS Elemental MediaConnect is a transport service for live video, combining the reliability of traditional methods like satellite and fiber-optic with the flexibility of IP-based networks. It offers consistent, high-quality video delivery, standardized encryption, signal-level resilience, and cost savings compared to satellite distribution. It's ideal for managing high-value live broadcasts, remote production applications, secure content ingestion, and video streaming via Zixi SDK.

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AWS Elemental MediaConnect pricing

MediaConnect pricing depends on flow type. Transport streams are hourly, including data transfer, with possible reductions via reserved outbound bandwidth. CDI and JPEG XS flows charge hourly per operational flow and output, with costs depending on video size and without reserved bandwidth options. Standby-mode flows are cost-free. No upfront payments needed except for yearly transport stream reserved bandwidth. MediaConnect Gateway software is free, but users need their own hardware.

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