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[Case Study] Flux7 reduces AWS spend by over $5,000 per month for a major consumer website by auditing the aws account
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Flux7 Service: Audit and Reduce AWS Spend ...

Flux7 Service: Audit and Reduce AWS Spend

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[Case Study] Flux7 reduces AWS spend by over $5,000 per month for a major consumer website by auditing the aws account Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Flux7 reduces AWS spend by over $5,000/month for a major consumer website by auditing the AWS account Case Study
  • 2. A national and international automotive listing website, based in Chicago
  • 3. High AWS Bills Gross Profits Inversely proportional to
  • 4. Reduce AWS spend Developer Productivity Better User Experience
  • 5. In-use low ROI instances Oversized Instances Tiers that can be auto- scaled down when load is low Instances that can be turned off at night Data that can be put in S3 instead of instances Data that can be archived in Glacier Oversized EBS volumes Unused instances Unused EBS volumes Unused snapshots Unused EIPs and ELBs Unused Private AMIs
  • 6. Instance Sizing Autoscaling Autoscaling Policies Unused Resources AWS Support Cost Monitoring Caching
  • 7. Instance Sizing Flux7's load testing revealed: c3.xlarge offered 30% higher user capacity per dollar compared to the currently in-use m1.large instances
  • 8. Studied client traffic patterns using AWS ELB CloudWatch stats to calculate auto-scaling opportunities. Identified savings of over 40% Autoscaling
  • 9. Load testing was used to set CPU thresholds for auto-scaling leading to efficient auto-scaling Autoscaling Policies
  • 10. Unused Resources Identified unused EBS volumes and snapshots in the client account reducing cost by 2%
  • 11. Client had registered for an unnecessary AWS Support package. Only 1 Support ticket in the last 3 month paying $2700. Downgrade immediately saving $800/month. AWS Support
  • 12. Cost Monitoring Implemented cost monitoring and billing alerts for day to day spend and resource tracking.
  • 13. Caching
  • 14. Immediate benefit from reducing costs of AWS Support, Instance sizing, and auto-scaling. Cost reduction of over $5000/month with minimal effort Proposed changes that could lead to saving of another $2000/month
  • 15. Check out more Case Studies here: flux7.com/case-studies www.flux7.com Contact Us: info@flux7.com /+1(512) 763-0077