Reduce your Amazon KMS
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS Key Management Service cost saving tips Optimize your AWS Key Management Service costs with these tips


Use AWS Service Integration

Use built-in integration with other AWS services like S3, EBS, and Redshift to encrypt data at rest without additional development, saving costs associated with managing encryption keys separately.


Consolidate CMKs

Start with a small number of customer master keys (CMKs) and consolidate encryption needs where possible to reduce cost and ease key management.


Regularly Monitor Keys

Monitor key usage regularly using AWS CloudTrail logs and delete keys that are no longer required. It helps in avoiding cost for inactive keys.

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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 Key Management Service Service information & pricing

About AWS Key Management Service

AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) enables users to create and manage cryptographic keys for applications and AWS services. Users can create secure keys, control access, and utilize features such as data encryption/decryption, operation signing/verifying, data keys generation/exportation and MACs generation/verification. AWS KMS also integrates with Amazon EC2, S3, and EBS for envelope encryption.

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AWS Key Management Service pricing

AWS Key Management Service (KMS) costs $1/month per key, regardless of type or source, and $1/month extra for automatic key rotations. However, AWS-managed keys, customer managed scheduled-sale keys, or data keys/key pairs are free. KMS API request costs vary, though the free tier offers 20,000 free requests monthly. Standard charges apply for AWS CloudHSM usage.

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