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Discussion on: 7 Vital AWS Concepts easily explained

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Gayan Hewa

Cost monitoring has improved a lot in the past couple of years. From my experience in the past couple of years, AWS spends a significant amount of engineering effort reduce churn due to cost especially for companies that are not fully locked in (😉), the alerting can be set to a smaller window such is 1 hr. Allowing you to monitor cost in really smaller increments. Also you should make the most with the Solutions Architects AWS provide. They bring in a lot of tips on how well you can cut down cost.

If you are using something like Terraform for IaC, there are some plugins that estimate the resource cost before provisioning.

In terms of vendor lock-in it's more or less a design problem and a trade off we make during development/product planning. Has nothing to be done on AWS side. Its a conscious decision we make when opting in.

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Maximilian Burszley

the Solutions Architects AWS provide

Anywhere else that's just called "Sales Engineer"

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Vaibhav Namburi Author

Great response Gayan!

Thanks for sharing this! Really appreciate it