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Monitor for Underutilized AWS Resources to Optimize Cost

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Introduction
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
19m
Students
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Description

In this course, we explain how to monitor for underutilized and idle resources within AWS to reduce your overall spend.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the AWS services that can help you monitor for underutilized resources, such as AWS Compute Optimizer, AWS Cost Explorer, and Trusted Advisor 
  • You will also understand the benefits, use cases, and advantages of each of these services

Intended Audience

  • Those that are looking to more easily detect AWS resources that are idle or underutilized, specifically compute and storage resources
  • Those looking for ways to reduce their bill and better govern their infrastructure

Prerequisites

To get the most from this course, you should have a good understanding of the fundamental services in AWS, such as EC2, Lambda, S3, EBS, and CloudWatch. For more information on these services, check out the following courses titled: 

 

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course, which will explain how to monitor for underutilized and idle resources within AWS to reduce your overall spend. 

Before we begin, I’d like to introduce myself - my name is Alana Layton and I’m an AWS content creator here at Cloud Academy. Feel free to connect with me to ask any questions using the details shown on the screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our Cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course has been created for those that are looking to more easily detect AWS resources that are idle or underutilized, specifically compute and storage resources. You may be looking for ways to reduce your bill and better govern your infrastructure.   

By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of: 

  • The AWS services that can help you monitor for underutilized resources, such as AWS Compute Optimizer, AWS Cost Explorer, and Trusted Advisor 
  • You will also understand the benefits, use cases, and advantages of each of these services 

To get the most out of this course you should have a good understanding of the fundamental services in AWS, such as EC2, Lambda, S3, EBS, and CloudWatch. For more information on these services, check out the following courses titled: 

Compute Fundamentals for AWS, Storage Fundamentals for AWS, An Overview of Amazon CloudWatch.

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact support@cloudacademy.com.

Please note that, at the time of writing this content, all course information was accurate.  AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services. As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time.  Here at Cloud Academy, we strive to keep our content up to date in order to provide the best training available. So, if you notice any information that is outdated, please contact support@cloudacademy.com.  This will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle.

Thank you!

About the Author

Alana Layton is an experienced technical trainer, technical content developer, and cloud engineer living out of Seattle, Washington. Her career has included teaching about AWS all over the world, creating AWS content that is fun, and working in consulting. She currently holds six AWS certifications. Outside of Cloud Academy, you can find her testing her knowledge in bar trivia, reading, or training for a marathon.

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