AWS Cost Optimization Pillar

Last Updated : 20-Dec-2020

Design Principles

  • Implement Cloud Financial Management: build processes for measuring cost in the cloud and attributing meaningfully to business activities (cost centres, etc)
  • Adopt a consumption model: Pay as you go
  • Measure overall efficiency: Measure the business KPIs to attribute cost to workloads
  • Stop spending money on undifferentiated heavy lifting: use AWS services
  • Analyze and attribute expenditure: measure ROI on workloads

Best Practices

  • Practice Cloud Financial Management
  • Expenditure and usage awareness
  • Cost-effective resources
  • Manage demand and supply resources
  • Optimize over time


  • AWS Billing & Cost Management
  • AWS Pricing Calculator
  • Savings Plans
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