An Open Source Tool Using AWS Cost Explorer APIs for Reporting RI Recommendations, RI Coverage

In my last blog post, I introduced Cost Reporter, An Open Source tool using AWS Cost Explorer APIs for Reporting AWS Costs.  The Cost Reporter utility could be use to report cost information about your AWS environment. I received requests … Read More

An Open Source tool using AWS Cost Explorer APIs for Reporting AWS Costs

The AWS Console provides users with a UI to access spend the data. Many users use third party tools to generate detailed reports and slice and dice spend data in a manner more appropriate for their environments. In order to … Read More

An Open Source Tool to analyze wasted EBS capacity in your AWS environment

While AWS CloudWatch provides many useful storage statistics by default, such as the number of bytes written or read during a period of time, reads/writes per second, etc. a common metric customers want to know about is disk utilization. How … Read More

A Simple script to implement AWS EC2 TTL (Time to Live)

In dynamic cloud environments, customers often spin up resources for short lived workloads. This is a common practice especially in dev/test environments. The problem is these resources are often forgotten after the tests are complete, resulting in wasted spending with … Read More

De-mystifying AWS Cloudwatch metrics for EBS IOPS

If you use AWS EBS extensively, I’m  sure you have often scratched your head trying to figure out its performance metrics. We wrote a couple of blogs (and see this) on this a while back and tried to explain why … Read More

400,000+ IOPS on an 8 GB gp2 volume?

While coding FittedCloud’s open-source EBS Cost Analyzer tool (https://github.com/FittedCloud/ebscostanalyzer/) I noticed some peculiar values for IOPS when fetching CloudWatch statistics for the maximum values of the VolumeReadOps and VolumeWriteOps metrics.  Specifically, I noticed an 8GB gp2 volume, which is capped … Read More

An Open Source AWS EBS Cost Analyzer

When creating EBS volumes, it’s difficult to predict what will be required of them in the future.  The thought process goes like this: “How many volumes will I need?  What type of volume should I use?  How big should they … Read More