Using Instance Scheduler to Optimize Resource Cost
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.
- 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
- 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
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:
- Compute Fundamentals for AWS
- Database Fundamentals for AWS
- An Overview of Amazon CloudWatch
- AWS CloudFormation: Introduction to Infrastructure as Code
In this course, I discussed the AWS Instance Scheduler, a solution to automate the stopping and starting of EC2 and RDS instances to reduce cost. At this point, you should be familiar with how to install the solution and how to create your own custom schedules and periods.
Once again, my name is Alana Layton and I hope you’ve enjoyed our time together. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, please contact us at email@example.com. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you and till next time!
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.