EBS (Elastic Block Store) is the block storage solution offered by AWS. EBS is primarily used by applications that require high performance. Typical use cases are databases, big data analytics applications and stream and log processing applications. In such environments EBS spend accounts for 15%-20% of total AWS spend. AWS offers five types of EBS storage, each with its own price and performance characteristics.

This eBook describes how to optimize EBS volumes and reduce the recurring monthly costs on your AWS bill. It covers three cost optimization strategies: right-sizing, right-typing and right timing.

Most customer environments are grossly overprovisioned. The reward for investing in an EBS cost optimization plan can be significant. FittedCloud customers have reduced their EBS spending up to 70% by applying the strategies in this eBook.

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