Discover the AWS Cloud
Migrating to the cloud is an important step for any company because it gives them much more flexibility and agility in their processes, plus a long amount of services to use, but, is important to say that in some cases this turns counterproductive, or if you consider AWS Managed services this provide ongoing management and monitoring of your AWS Cloud resources and applications. A lot of times happens that the cost of Amazon Web Services, the AWS pricing, increases by passing the months, time after the migration. Get a complete FREE guide on How to reduce costs on AWS.
It doesn’t mean that AWS is expensive, it means that our resources are not being properly controlled.
In this blog, I’ll show what would be the ideal expense for some types of environment, from something very basic to a real production environment using 3 or more AWS services.
How does the AWS Pricing Works?
Amazon services’ prices vary and depend on the service that you are using. These prices can be calculated by different methods, but the main one is for the time of usage, as Amazon (AWS) says so, you pay for what you use. Hours are the main factor on this method, followed by the minutes and seconds of use of certain services.
In this case, I’m going to detail different services which will be located in the region of US East – Virginia. Is important to mention that prices vary depending on the location of our resources.
The services we are always going to see on our AWS bill will be the basic ones:
Intermediate Environment – (High Performance Website Hosting) $250 to $600 USD Monthly
Advanced Environment – (Highly Scalable and Available) $600 to $2500 USD Monthly
Of course, all these prices can vary depending on the type of the EC2 instance, the type of RDS (if it is multi-region), the traffic/load, the CloudFront caching and the required storage, etc.