Reduce Systems Manager
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS Systems Manager cost saving tips Optimize your AWS Systems Manager costs with these tips


Delete Unused Instances

Regularly review and delete any unneeded managed instances with 'ssm delete-managed-instance' command to avoid paying for unused resources.


Schedule Shutdowns

Use maintenance windows to schedule automated shutdowns of instances outside work hours with 'ssm create-maintenance-window-target' to reduce idle compute costs.


Tagging for Visibility

Apply tagging on Systems Manager resources to understand usage patterns, optimize resource allocation and identify cost optimization opportunities.

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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 Systems Manager Service information & pricing

About AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager is a comprehensive management solution for resources on AWS and multi-cloud/hybrid environments, offering four feature groups: Operations, Application, Change, and Node Management. It centralizes operational data, resolves application issues, simplifies resource management, and handles security events. Additionally, it enhances visibility, control, compliance, and shortens issue resolution time. It also automates configuration and management of applications and resources.

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AWS Systems Manager pricing

AWS Systems Manager offers some features for free under the AWS Free Tier. Explorer is free with limits, while OpsCenter charges based on OpsItems created per month and number of API calls. Incident Manager has fees based on active response plans monthly and additional SMS or Voice messages after the first 100. AppConfig charges for each configuration data request. Regular Parameters Store parameters are free, advanced ones cost $0.05 each, plus API interaction costs.

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