As part of ongoing monitoring an optimization of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform, I am beginning to more actively monitor cost control which can highlight a number of common mistakes with usage of the AWS platform.
Whilst, looking at a number of third party monitoring and resource control solutions, investigating and developing techniques internally all which I hope to blog about in the future there is a number of resources available online, that can help point you in the right direction and help to avoid any gasps at unexpected usage bills, reduce the amount of time you spend analyzing AWS usage data and help you make the correct decision when choosing resource types.
Probably, the first point of call should be looking at techniques to reduce your overall spend. Below, is a webcast from the official AWS YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazonWebServices?feature=watch) on how to help reduce your overall spend detailing cost saving strategies and sizing your applications within AWS.
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