Best Practices for Optimizing Your AWS and Azure Costs

Valued Metsi partners CloudBolt share their AWS and Azure top tips in these two free guides.

Every day, cloud administrators, technical executives and FinOps managers make decisions that affect their cloud usage. But how do you know when a decision could compromise either performance or business continuity? 

Our customers often seek our guidance in deciphering the complex and intricate pricing structures of public cloud powerhouses Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, and in leveraging best practices around optimizing costs. 

Some often-neglected keys to cost optimization include combining real-time visibility with the ability to instantly manage power schedules, control unused and idle services, and leaning into hundreds of reserve instance opportunities. 

One partner that provides considerable value and cost savings in this effort is CloudBolt Software. Last year they acquired Kumolus, since renamed CloudBolt Cost & Security Management Platform (CSMP), an AWS Advanced Partner and one of the few companies with an AWS Competency certification in Cloud Management Tool (CMT). CloudBolt added CSMP to accelerate their expansion and capabilities around cost optimization and public cloud security.

The CloudBolt team has capitalized on their newly-added expertise to create The Ultimate Guide to AWS Cloud Cost Optimization, and The Ultimate Guide to Azure Cloud Cost Optimization. These guides help advanced users gain an in-depth understanding of critical AWS and Azure concepts, service pricing, and best practices related to cloud cost optimization. 

The AWS guide covers areas of interest including Elastic Block Storage, EC2 Spot Instances, Bill Analysis, Cost Allocation Tags and so much more. For Azure, they explore Storage Pricing, Reservations, Spot Instances, SQL Pricing, Backup Pricing and a host of other areas. Each chapter contains charts and graphs, illustrating the tangible, real-life application of the information. And best of all, the guides are written in an easy-to-consume format, simplifying even the most complex and daunting cost optimization concepts. 

We are proud to count CloudBolt as a valued partner and applaud their initiative in freely sharing their experience. Their considerable efforts promote user awareness of these critical concepts for your business. 

You can access the guides here and here and bookmark chapters relevant to your business. It’s all free, no form filling required. Check it out, and start using the information to optimize your AWS and Azure environments today.

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