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Growing Up with
AWS
5 ways to ease the pain
Paul Wakeford
@paulwakeford
www.paulwakeford.info
github.com/paulwakeford
au.linkedin.com/in/paulwakeford
◦ About 30 AWS accounts
◦ ~800 instances
◦ Still migrating services
◦ Seven digit yearly AWS bill
Tag everything1
Name consistently2
Account segregation3
Cost control4
Cost saving tools
● AWS tools - Trusted Advisor, Cost Analysis
and Reports, standard & scheduled RIs,
Autoscale scheduling...
CloudCycler impact
Automate everything5
Automating AWS resource creation and management
● Use an AWS infrastructure automation
creation tool - Cloudformation, Ter...
Goal
Do
It
Once!
Questions?? @paulwakeford
www.paulwakeford.info
github.com/paulwakeford
au.linkedin.com/in/paulwakeford
CREDITS
Special thanks to all the people who made
and released these awesome resources for
free:
◦ Presentation template b...
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AWS Meetup Sydney - February 2016 - Paul Wakeford

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Growing Up with AWS

  1. 1. Growing Up with AWS 5 ways to ease the pain
  2. 2. Paul Wakeford @paulwakeford www.paulwakeford.info github.com/paulwakeford au.linkedin.com/in/paulwakeford
  3. 3. ◦ About 30 AWS accounts ◦ ~800 instances ◦ Still migrating services ◦ Seven digit yearly AWS bill
  4. 4. Tag everything1
  5. 5. Name consistently2
  6. 6. Account segregation3
  7. 7. Cost control4
  8. 8. Cost saving tools ● AWS tools - Trusted Advisor, Cost Analysis and Reports, standard & scheduled RIs, Autoscale scheduling, billing alerts ● Open source - such as CloudCycler/FlyWheel - http://j.mp/awscost ● Third party tools - Cloudability, CloudCheckr, ParkMyCloud etc
  9. 9. CloudCycler impact
  10. 10. Automate everything5
  11. 11. Automating AWS resource creation and management ● Use an AWS infrastructure automation creation tool - Cloudformation, Terraform, Rightscale.. ● Use a configuration management tool - Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt.. ● Use open source tools or write your own - manage snapshots & backups, manage tags, security alerting etc
  12. 12. Goal Do It Once!
  13. 13. Questions?? @paulwakeford www.paulwakeford.info github.com/paulwakeford au.linkedin.com/in/paulwakeford
  14. 14. CREDITS Special thanks to all the people who made and released these awesome resources for free: ◦ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival ◦ Photographs by Unsplash

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