Reduce your AWS Shield
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

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


Review AWS Resources

Regularly checking and removing unused AWS resources shielded by AWS Shield can help avoid unnecessary payment for protection services that are not in use.


Use Tagging

Using tagging to track resource usage and cost allocation in AWS Shield helps optimize resource usage and pinpoint areas for potential cost savings.


Monitor Costs

Using AWS Budgets and billing alerts can help monitor AWS Shield costs against pre-set limits, aiding in early anomaly detection and preventing unexpected overages.

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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 Shield Service information & pricing

About AWS Shield

AWS Shield is a DDoS protection managed service, aiming to maximize application availability and performance. It automatically detects and mitigates DDoS events, offers custom app protection and cost-effective DDoS responses. AWS Shield Advanced offers specialized protection using exabyte-scale detection across AWS, defending applications and APIs, minimizing downtime and latency, and monitoring up to 1,000 resource types.

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AWS Shield pricing

AWS Shield Standard protects against most common network and DDoS attacks for free. AWS Shield Advanced, a paid service, provides extra protection for applications on EC2, ELB, Amazon CloudFront, AWS Global Accelerator, and Amazon Route 53. It requires a year-long subscription with a monthly fee, plus data transfer charges. Shield Advanced fees are beside standard fees for its associated services. It also covers certain AWS WAF usage at no extra cost, renewing annually automatically.

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