Flux7 reduces AWS spend by over $5,000/month for a
major consumer website by auditing the AWS account
Case Study
A national and international automotive
listing website, based in Chicago
High AWS Bills Gross Profits
Inversely
proportional
to
Reduce AWS
spend
Developer
Productivity
Better User
Experience
In-use low ROI
instances
Oversized Instances
Tiers that can be auto-
scaled down when load
is low
Instances that can be
tu...
Instance
Sizing
Autoscaling Autoscaling
Policies
Unused
Resources
AWS Support Cost
Monitoring
Caching
Instance Sizing
Flux7's load testing revealed:
c3.xlarge offered 30% higher user capacity per
dollar compared to the curre...
Studied client traffic patterns using AWS ELB CloudWatch stats to
calculate auto-scaling opportunities.
Identified savings...
Load testing was used to set CPU thresholds for auto-scaling
leading to efficient auto-scaling
Autoscaling Policies
Unused Resources
Identified unused EBS volumes and snapshots in the client account
reducing cost by 2%
Client had registered for an unnecessary AWS Support package.
Only 1 Support ticket in the last 3 month paying $2700.
Down...
Cost Monitoring
Implemented cost monitoring and billing alerts for day
to day spend and resource tracking.
Caching
Immediate benefit from
reducing costs of AWS
Support, Instance sizing,
and auto-scaling.
Cost reduction of over
$5000/mont...
Check out more Case Studies here:
flux7.com/case-studies
www.flux7.com
Contact Us: info@flux7.com /+1(512) 763-0077
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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

  1. 1. Flux7 reduces AWS spend by over $5,000/month for a major consumer website by auditing the AWS account Case Study
  2. 2. A national and international automotive listing website, based in Chicago
  3. 3. High AWS Bills Gross Profits Inversely proportional to
  4. 4. Reduce AWS spend Developer Productivity Better User Experience
  5. 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. 6. Instance Sizing Autoscaling Autoscaling Policies Unused Resources AWS Support Cost Monitoring Caching
  7. 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. 8. Studied client traffic patterns using AWS ELB CloudWatch stats to calculate auto-scaling opportunities. Identified savings of over 40% Autoscaling
  9. 9. Load testing was used to set CPU thresholds for auto-scaling leading to efficient auto-scaling Autoscaling Policies
  10. 10. Unused Resources Identified unused EBS volumes and snapshots in the client account reducing cost by 2%
  11. 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. 12. Cost Monitoring Implemented cost monitoring and billing alerts for day to day spend and resource tracking.
  13. 13. Caching
  14. 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. 15. Check out more Case Studies here: flux7.com/case-studies www.flux7.com Contact Us: info@flux7.com /+1(512) 763-0077

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