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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) cost saving tips Optimize your Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) costs with these tips


Share Load Balancers

Since the billing of load balancers is per hour and LCU, it might make sense to share a single load balancer between multiple applications. You can redirect the traffic to the right application using target groups and the right listener rules.


Application / Network

Depending on your use-case it might be more cost effective to switch to a network load balancer. The hourly cost for NLB and ALB are the same, however the LCU-hour cost for network load balancers is 25% lower. You must however factor in SSL costs!


Consider Targets / Rules.

Load balancers can have several target types. EC2, ECS and Lambda. Depending on your traffic patterns it might be more cost efficient to serve your traffic from a more cost-effective target type. In addition, try to reduce your target rule count as it affects LCU as well.

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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 Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) Service information & pricing

About Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

Elastic Load Balancing elevates app scalability by balancing network traffic. Guaranteeing security and high availability, it offers features like auto-scaling, real-time monitoring, and SLA compliance. Numerous load balancers cater to different needs. Enjoy 750 free hours/month with AWS Free Tier.

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Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) pricing

Elastic Load Balancing offers four types of high-availability, auto-scaling, secure load balancers. Costs depend on balancer type, usage hours, and capacity units. Extra charges may apply for data transfer. Since load balancers are highly scalable you can reduce costs by sharing load balancers.

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