Reduce AWS Compute Cost with AWS Compute Optimizer

Reduce AWS Compute Cost with AWS Compute Optimizer

May 29, 2020 / Eternal Team

Do you want to optimize your AWS compute billing? If so continue reading. In this blog, we will walk you through one of the best AWS services called Compute Optimizer, a service that was introduced in late 2019.

AWS Compute Optimizer is a service which helps the users and organizations to reduce their compute cost and optimize the performance of EC2 machines by using machine learning to analyze historical compute utilization metrics and suggest the best EC2 instance types and various other related configurations.

Now here are some of the Benefits of Compute Optimizer

  1. Reducing the Cost of EC2 servers by 25 % by recommending the right size, instance types and the service itself is available at no extra cost.
  2. Optimized performance of running workload with doable recommendations
  3. Easy to use and free of cost

Currently, there are some Limitations: AWS’s resources do not have recommendations until they have been running for at least 30 hours.

AWS Compute Optimizer is available in US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon and N. California), South America (São Paulo), Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo), Canada (Central), and Europe (Ireland, Frankfurt, London, and Stockholm), and supports the M, C, R, T and X instance families.

Implementing Compute Optimizer

Step 1: Sign into AWS Management Console and get to Compute Optimizer

Step 2: Click on Opt-in for using the service as it will create a read-only service-role which will redirect you to Dashboard.

Step 3: It may take time to scan the information of running EC2 in AWS Infrastructure.

Step 4: View recommendation based on instances types

Step 5: Compare and control the over-provisioned and under-provisioned resources with the metrics provided

You see there are basically three stages in AWS compute optimizer, so let understand these three stages step by step.

Under-provisioned – An EC2 instance is considered under-provisioned when at least one specification of your instance, such as CPU, memory, or network, does not meet the performance requirements of your workload. Under-provisioned EC2 instances might lead to poor application performance.

Over-provisioned – An EC2 instance is considered over-provisioned when at least one specification of your instance, such as CPU, memory, or network, can be sized down while still meeting the performance requirements of your workload, and when no specification is under-provisioned. Overprovisioned EC2 instances might lead to unnecessary infrastructure cost

Optimized – An EC2 instance is considered optimized when all specifications of your instance, such as CPU, memory, and network, meet the performance requirements of your workload, and the instance is not over-provisioned. An optimized EC2 instance runs your workloads with optimal performance and infrastructure cost. For optimized resources, Compute Optimizer might sometimes recommend a new generation instance type.

To know more please visit below URL:
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/compute-optimizer/latest/ug/compute-optimizer.pdf

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