A High-Five Approach to Increase ROI of AWS Cloud

Achieving optimal ROI of AWS Cloud requires a lot of planning, strategizing and leveraging various AWS resources at the right time. Even though AWS adoption improves efficiency and productivity in the workplace, it also allows for scalability that ultimately leads to profitability.

In this blog post, we have collated top five key success pointers. These five pointers will help increase ROI of AWS Cloud, and help you get most of your AWS Cloud when used righteously.

  • Use AWS cloud resources wisely

Buy resources as per your business need. Even though AWS provides elasticity, flexibility and scalability, unused or underused resources sitting in the cloud will affect the ROI. If resources are used optimally, no spare capacity will be reassigned to another task. This ultimately converts to higher ROI.

When you use Botmetric smart AWS cloud management platform, you can not only use AWS resources wisely but also cater to other dimensions involved in AWS cloud from a single console, ultimately resulting in maximum ROI.

  •  Assuage vulnerabilities before it strikes your AWS cloud

Almost every technology today is vulnerable to various attacks — right from data loss to data theft. Security on AWS is doubtless. It is already built with various robust security features. However, due to its shared responsibility model in AWS, there are chances that you might have missed taking appropriate security settings from your end. In such cases, chances of ROI of AWS Cloud descending is very high.

But when you use the intelligent Botmetric cloud management platform, along with your AWS, you can manage vulnerabilities and security issues with much dexterity. Further, you can also cater to various dimensions involved in AWS cloud from a single console that ultimately projects to optimal ROI.

  • Comprehending OPEX involved in AWS cloud

AWS cloud does not involve CAPEX. It just involves OPEX. And this is one of the major reasons why many CFOs are moving from CAPEX to OPEX when it comes to IT.  Moreover, with AWS cloud you only pay for the capacity your IT needs at the moment and helps you scale your business as the requirements change. The ease and speed at which you can make multiple investments with AWS across the business, in such a short duration, is a major plus point.

Additionally, when you use the ingenious Botmetric cloud management platform, along with AWS, you can scrutinize OPEX involved in AWS cloud to the core using an easy-to-use UI, which ultimately helps maximum ROI.

On the flip side, if you do not understand the intricacies involved in OPEX of your AWS cloud, there is high likely that expenses might scale up. Thus, in depth knowledge in OPEX of AWS cloud goes a long way in gaining maximum ROI of AWS Cloud.

  • Keep a constant check on hidden costs attached to your EC2 instances

Depending on your AWS pricing model, each aspect of EC2 is charged differently. Generally, the EC2 usage accounts for 70% to 75 % of AWS cloud bill. However, with thousands of unique EC2-related line items showing up on your AWS bill, it can be a very daunting task to understand those hidden charges. Keeping a constant track on these hidden costs can help win optimal ROI.

Along with AWS, use the intelligent Botmetric cloud management platform to keep a constant check on hidden costs attached to your EC2 instances. Additionally, the platform can also cater to other concerns in the AWS cloud from a single console. This ultimately results in maximum ROI.

  • Deploy cloud-compatible applications on your AWS cloud

Deploying cloud-compatible applications on your AWS cloud provides additional agility, scalability, and reliability. These benefits in turn lead to increase in the productivity of the employees, decrease in the  customer churn and keep the business momentum going. And when you use Botmetric cloud management platform for your AWS cloud, you can put all this in the right place, at the right moment — ultimately to gain maximum ROI.

The Bottomline: The AWS Cloud and the Botmetric combo is a game changer

For close to decad, AWS cloud has earned a lot of accolades among the enterprises due to its four key features — elasticity, scalability, cost saving, reliability. IDC made it evident with one of its surveys  indicating that the five-year total cost of ownership (TCO) of developing, deploying, and managing critical applications in AWS cloud represents a 72 percent savings when compared to deploying the same resources on-premises or in hosted environments. The findings also revealed a 626% ROI over five years.

And when you use Botmetric cloud management platform, you reap more, you gain more and save more.  Do read our blog on How to Lower TCO And Drive More Value Of Web Apps On AWS. To get a detailed view on how Botmetric can increase AWS ROI in the quickest time possible, do read the blog  AWS Cloud Cost Optimization: Sooner The Better, For Quick ROI.

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AWS Cloud Cost Optimization: Sooner The Better, For Quick ROI

In today’s highly competitive enterprise market, quick ROI is one of the measures of success. And to get good ROI, many enterprises have dived into the cloud arena, especially the AWS cloud. AWS is undoubtedly one of the most efficient and preferred cloud services in the enterprise market. However, as an AWS user, have you ever felt that you are swimming against the tide, despite having access to AWS Cost and Usage Reports from the AWS Billing Console? Are you one of them trying to crack the mantra of AWS Cloud Cost Optimization to gain optimal ROI quickly?

If so, you need to deploy Botmetric, the intelligent cloud management suite, on your AWS cloud.

Here are the top five AWS cloud cost optimization mantras to gain maximum ROI in shortest span and how Botmetric can help crack them:

Quick scheduling of start/stop reserved instances when not in use

AWS recommends starting/stopping RIs during non-working hours to save cost. Manually operating on these instances will eat away a lot of time. To address it, Botmetric provides the quickest possible way to schedule start/stop of reserved instances through its easy-to-use UI. This feature not only gives you a greater flexibility working with the instances, but it also brings in agility to work around those instances, which otherwise would take hours of manual work.

Start Stop EC2 Reserved Instances - Botmetric RI Planner- AWS Cloud

Voila! Now you know the first mantra to crack AWS Cloud Cost Optimization for quick ROI.

Speedy auto scaling features on the AWS cloud

Auto scaling of EC2 instances is the underpinning functionality of elasticity in the AWS cloud. It makes the infrastructure robust enough to withstand damages and helps in better cost management. Manually operating auto scaling of EC2 instances is taxing.

Botmetric, with its smart features and easy UI, aids in the quick auto scaling of the number of EC2 instances when the demand is high. Ultimately, it helps improve performance and reduce costs in the fastest time possible.

Voila! Now you know the second mantra to crack AWS Cloud Cost Optimization for quick ROI.

Smart deletion of old AMIs and snapshots

Old AMIs and snapshots are a major source of unnecessary costs on AWS cloud. The AWS creates AMIs and snapshots on a regular basis. However, they these go unused over a period of time. Besides, most of AWS users forget to delete them post execution, eventually adding on to the significant chunk of AWS bill. Thus, AWS considers deleting old snapshots and AMIs as a great cost optimization practice.

To address this, Botmetric helps to create only the snapshots that are necessary. By doing so, the volume of snapshots created can be brought under control, bringing down the backup time to minimal.

Moreover, Botmetric with its smart capabilities periodically alerts to retain only the most recent snapshots and helps delete the older snapshots.

Voila! Now you know the third mantra to crack AWS Cloud Cost Optimization for quick ROI.

Swiftly modifying unused RIs

You can reserve instances for 1 to 3 years on AWS cloud, but it does not mean that there are no modifications required. Depending upon your workload computing consumptions, requirements may vary. Thus, AWS recommends modifying unused reserved instances. Moreover, this brings down unnecessary costs.

Botmetric, with its inbuilt Unused AWS Reserved Instance Analyzer, provides smart recommendations on how to modify those instances for re-allocation and quickly brings the cloud spend under control. Also, the analyzer can assist with unused RI modifications and help save an extreme amount of time involved in the manual analysis.

Botmetric Unused Reserved Instances Analyzer- AWS Cloud

Voila! Now you know the fourth mantra to crack AWS Cloud Cost Optimization for quick ROI.

Plan your RIs

Purchasing the apt amount of RIs, at the right time, is imperative for optimizing the cloud spend. Botmetric’s Reserved Instance Planner, one of the premium features, offers a comprehensive view of all your reserved instances for AWS accounts.

Reserving AWS Instances To Save Cloud - Botmetric Reserved Instance Planner

In addition, it allows users to reserve the right instances and keep the cloud costs under control even as you scale. It also keeps a track of RI utilization using other features, like Botmetric’s EC2/RDS RI Planner and Unused AWS Reserved Instance Analyzer.

Voila! Now you know the fifth and the most powerful mantra to crack AWS cloud cost optimization for quick ROI.

With the above five features, businesses can gain maximum ROI from their AWS Cloud in the shortest time possible.

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