5 AWS Cost Optimization Tips from GorillaStack

I continue to be excited about hosting informative pieces on cloud-related transformation from our customers and APN partners. In this installment I’d like to call attention to 5 tips on how to optimize your AWS spend from our partner, GorillaStack. Happy reading!

Want to hear about 7 weird tips that will help to reduce your AWS bill? This article explores the fundamental (and scalable) principles that you should think about when setting up your DevOps process. These ideas can be effectively applied to the smallest of environments all the up to large corporates where you can impress your boss today!


What are the different types of Serverless Architecture and the merits to each of them? By examining the pros & cons of each, we figure out the best time to use a Monolith compared to when Nanoservices & Microservices might be a more pertinent choice. There’s also a small exploration into hybrid architectures.


One thing we love about the Serverless framework is that it supports a notion of environment variables, stored in a hidden ‘_meta’ folder and substituted in when the functions are deployed to Lambda. Did you know that Serverless Framework can capture the outputs of a CloudFormation template as environment variables for Lambda functions?


We’ve talked about 7 weird tips for reducing your AWS bill, but did you know there are another 3 tricks that can lead to reduced costs? Find out how to schedule your uptime to meet your usage, how to cut off instances that aren’t being used and how to take advantage of excess CPU that Amazon is waiting for you to bid on.


Why should you move as much compute as you can over to Spot Instances? Users are saving up to 90% on Spot with AWS. It really is a case of understanding best practices and figuring out how to take advantage of the moving market. Once you learn the basics you’ll be realising significant benefits in no time.