AWS Tweaks Billing to Let Redshift Users Hit “Pause” on Clusters


Amazon Web Services (AWS) users – like those in most other cloud environments – can be amazed and sometimes terrified by how fast bills rack up.

Finessing workloads to keep costs under control remains an emerging dark art, though many have cottoned on to the more obvious tweaks; the Home Office, for example, says it has cut its bill over 40 percent by using spot instances.

See Also: Home Office’s Cloud Bill Shock

Among the headaches for AWS users has been having to pay for CPUs/servers even when an application that relies on them is not running.


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