Every day, our customers ask for help in seeking a better understanding of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) complex and intricate pricing structure and how to leverage best practices around optimizing costs.

Cloud administrators, technical executives and FinOps managers make decisions every day to make their cloud usage as efficient as possible. But how do you know when a decision could compromise either performance or business continuity?

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 we see providing tons of value (and cost savings) in this effort is CloudBolt Software. They recently (2020) acquired Kumolus, an AWS Advanced Partner, and one of the few companies with an AWS Competency certification in Cloud Management Tool (CMT), to accelerate their expansion and capabilities, not only around cost optimization, but also public cloud security.

To celebrate the addition of Kumolus, the CloudBolt team has capitalized on their newly-added expertise to create the Ultimate Guide to AWS Cloud Cost Optimization.

This guide helps advanced users gain an in-depth understanding of the key AWS concepts, service pricing, and best practices related cloud cost optimization. It covers areas of interest including Elastic Block Storage, EC2 Spot Instances, Bill Analysis, Cost Allocation Tags and so much more.

Each chapter contains charts and graphs to illustrate real-life examples of how the information can be used. And best of all, it’s written in a way that boils down difficult, complex concepts into an easy-to-consume format.

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

You can access the guide here and bookmark relevant chapters to your business, or download a full PDF copy here. It’s all free, you don’t even have to fill out a form. Check it out, and start using the information to optimize your AWS environment, today.