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Despite often being in the top 10 highest company expenditures, AWS (Amazon Web Services) spend is typically not well understood and poorly optimized for savings. No one typically objects towards saving money, yet it can be a very daunting task for an engineering team. Most small to medium engineering organizations do not strictly control and/or optimize AWS spend. Meanwhile, your companies finance team is desperately trying to conserve capital while silently sobbing as smoke from all the burning cash is wafting about the office.

Why is it so challenging for companies, both big and small, to take advantage of seemingly obvious savings in AWS? …

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