Cost Efficiency

Getting the best of the cloud at the right price is something every organization follows, but many times reducing costs is tricky. Reducing costs by sacrificing resiliency, security, or performance is not an option, that is why taking the right decision and continuing monitoring costs and any event that can be translated into a cost increase is essential. StackZone provides not only the capability of actively working on the organization’s cloud costs through automation but to monitor cloud costs and cost-related events to ensure you will only pay for what you need.

 

Achieve up to 35% cost optimization by actively monitoring your cloud costs.

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Multi-account LandingZone

As part of StackZone implementation, and as set by cloud Best Practices, StackZone deploys a multi-account landing zone improving the organization’s cloud management and governance capabilities.

The accounts directly involved in Cost Efficiency are

Primary Account: It administers the organization’s billing, on this account the infrastructure team can analyze and implement cost strategies for the whole organization. Defining if EC2 instances are over or under dimensioned and taking change decisions is easy with compute optimizer. As well as improving planning and cost control with AWS Budgets. Both services are deployed and consumed on the primary account.

Networking Account: This account will act as a central hub for all your external/internal connectivity. By adopting AWS Transit Gateway, you will have control of how your services can talk to each other and reduce costs significantly by reducing the number of NAT Gateways in your AWS infrastructure.

Also, the Core accounts deployed by StackZone are the Primary, Log Archive, Security, Networking and Shared Services accounts.

Save on your cloud bill by aligning your accounts with security best practices

StackZone Baseline services are AWS services configured and orchestrated by our automation. This will ensure all your accounts are monitored, aligned with security best practices and simply and centrally managed.

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Solve non-compliant resources through automation with StackZone remediation rules

Monitoring your instances and AWS service configuration is critical for cost control, simply identify EBS volumes not being used, Elastic IP addresses not attached to an Amazon EC2 or Amazon EC2 Instances stopped to avoid ghost costs by activating StackZone config rules.

Instantly solve non-compliant resources through automation with StackZone remediation rules.

Rely on automation to simply optimize EBS volumes converting them from GP2 to GP3, adding spot instances strategies to autoscaling groups and/or scheduling Amazon EC2 instances active hours by just tagging.

Get alerts on changes on AWS resources that may affect costs and actively monitor your cost through StackZone’s 26 cost-related Cloudwatch and billing & usage alerts.

All this can be done by just a couple of clicks on your StackZone console in minutes, not days of implementation