Reduce EC2 Image Builder
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

EC2 Image Builder cost saving tips Optimize your EC2 Image Builder costs with these tips


Delete Unneeded Images

Review and delete unneeded images created with EC2 Image Builder using the 'delete-image' command. It helps to avoid paying for unused resources.


Use Lifecycle Policies

Automatically delete images after a certain number of days using lifecycle policies. This ensures timely clean up of unused images.


Optimize Instance Types

Configure recipes to use the smallest required EC2 instance types for building images. Larger types tend to increase build costs unnecessarily.

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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 EC2 Image Builder Service information & pricing

About EC2 Image Builder

EC2 Image Builder, an AWS service, facilitates the creation, testing, and distribution of Virtual Machine and container images for AWS or local use. The interface features built-in automation and security, minimizing manual effort and enhancing secure image creation via automated patching and checks. It supports version control and integrates with AWS Resource Access Manager, AWS Organizations, and Amazon ECR, allowing image testing for functionality, compatibility, and security pre-production.

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EC2 Image Builder pricing

The EC2 Image Builder service is offered at no additional costs. Users only pay for the underlying AWS resources required to create, store, and share the images. Amazon does not charge users for AWS VM import or export services but costs can be incurred for the storage and export of the final image data. The images are built on the user's AWS account. The service supports multiple operating system types and allows for regular patch updates to ensure the produced images are up-to-date.

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