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Using Instance Scheduler to Optimize Resource Cost

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Using Instance Scheduler to Optimize Resource Cost
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Introduction
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
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Students
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Description

In this course, we explain how to use the AWS Instance Scheduler to control EC2 and RDS instance spend. You’ll learn how to automate the stopping and starting of your instances with this tool so that you can reduce costs across your AWS environment.

Learning Objectives

  • What the tool is and the benefit it provides
  • How to implement the tool
  • How to create custom schedules to stop and start your instances

Intended Audience

  • Those who are using EC2 or RDS instances and looking to better control costs for those instances when they are not in use
  • If you’re a developer, cloud engineer, or cloud financial operations professional looking to optimize instance spend

Prerequisites 

To get the most out of this course, you should have an understanding of Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon CloudFormation, and Amazon CloudWatch.  For more information on these services, please see our existing content: 

 

Transcript

Hello and welcome to this course, which will explain how to use the AWS Instance Scheduler to control EC2 and RDS instance spend. You’ll learn how to automate the stopping and starting of your instances with this tool so that you can reduce costs across your AWS environment. 

Before we get any further, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Alana Layton and I am 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 who are using EC2 or RDS instances and looking to better control costs for those instances when they are not in use. If you’re a developer, cloud engineer, or cloud financial operations professional looking to optimize instance spend, this course is for you. 

By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of the Instance Scheduler on AWS, including: 

  • What the tool is and the benefit it provides

  • How to implement the tool and 

  • How to create custom schedules to stop and start your instances

To get the most out of this course you should have an understanding of Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon CloudFormation, and Amazon CloudWatch.  For more information on these services please see our existing content here: 

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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