POST No AWS Bills: Cloud Cost Optimization without APIs

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 2:45 pm3:30 pm

Corey Quinn, The Duckbill Group


AWS bills (and, to a lesser extent, those of other cloud vendors) are vast and deep, out of necessity. It's normal to feel overwhelmed when staring at them. What should you care about? What shouldn't you care about? There's gotta be a better way to control, optimize, and manage your spend past "buy some reserved instances!" This talk covers advanced concepts about AWS bills, how finance's understanding of the bill can misalign with engineering's, and what can be done to influence spend without disrupting your engineers for two years with demands to rewrite everything.

Corey Quinn, The Duckbill Group

Corey is the Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group. Corey specializes in helping companies improve their AWS bills by making them smaller and less horrifying; hosts the Screaming in the Cloud and AWS Morning Brief podcasts; and curates Last Week in AWS, a weekly newsletter summarizing the latest in AWS news, blogs, and tools, sprinkled with snark.

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author = {Corey Quinn},
title = {{POST} No {AWS} Bills: Cloud Cost Optimization without {APIs}},
year = {2019},
address = {Portland, OR},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
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