And the CFO Wept: AWS Cost Control

Friday, 1 September, 2017 - 13:00–14:00

Corey Quinn, The Quinn Advisory Group


"I'll just spin up an instance to test something this afternoon" you say with the best of intentions. Unbeknownst to you, you'll retire before that instance does. In this hilarious talk, Corey delves into the details of how the AWS bill goes from a few cents an hour into something suspiciously reminiscent of a phone number.

From low hanging fruit to weird Amazon billing gotchas, this talk serves as a survey of all of the sharp edges around Amazon's least understood product—its ridiculous monthly bill.

Corey Quinn, The Quinn Advisory Group

Corey is a Cloud Economist at, which helps companies large and small with their horrifying AWS bills. He also runs, a snarky weekly newsletter on the happenings in Amazon's cloud ecosystem.

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