Optimizing Over Time

💎 Cost Optimization Best Practices - Optimizing Over Time

As AWS releases new services and features, it is a best practice to review your existing architectural decisions to ensure they continue to be the most cost-effective. As your requirements change, be aggressive in decommissioning resources, entire services, and systems that you no longer require.

Managed services from AWS can significantly optimize the workload, so it is essential to be aware of new managed services and features as they become available. For example, running an Amazon RDS database can be cheaper than running your own database on Amazon EC2.

💎 Cost Optimization Questions - Optimizing Over Time

COST 9: How do you evaluate new services?

As AWS releases new services and features, it is a best practice to review your existing architectural decisions to ensure they continue to be the most cost effective


When regularly reviewing your deployments, assess how newer services can help save you money. For example, Amazon Aurora on RDS can reduce costs for relational databases