Reduce AWS Local Zones
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS Local Zones cost saving tips Optimize your AWS Local Zones costs with these tips


Use Reserved Instances

Utilize reserved instances for repeating, predictable workloads in Local Zones. These instances provide considerable discounts versus on-demand pricing.


Right Size Resources

Optimize your resource capacity in Local Zones to match actual usage. Over reserving can cause cost increase. Using CloudWatch metrics can help in optimization.


Archive Inactive Data

For lowering costs, move finished workloads and data from Local Zones to lower cost tiers such as S3 Glacier for long-term storage. It’s more affordable than keeping them online in Local Zones.

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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 Local Zones Service information & pricing

About AWS Local Zones

AWS Local Zones enable quick deployment of AWS services including storage and databases near populous regions. This feature enhances application performance calling for low-latency and local data processing. Ideal for real-time gaming, live streaming, AR/VR, virtual workstations and more. AWS Local Zones ease hybrid cloud migrations meeting low-latency demands of hybrid deployments. They also meet data residency needs in sectors like healthcare, finance, government and iGaming.

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AWS Local Zones pricing

AWS Local Zones have unique pricing for Amazon EC2 Instances and other resources compared to the parent region. EC2 instances can be paid for via On-Demand, Savings Plans, or EC2 Spot Instances. Prices for services such as Amazon EBS, FSx, ELB, EMR, etc. are listed on individual service pricing pages. AWS Local Zones charge specific rates for data transfer. Pricing for Amazon Machine Images and AWS Marketplace purchases remain the same as in the AWS region.

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