AWS Cost Optimization With 30% Cost Savings

Aokumo helped a fast-growing SaaS company save more than 30% AWS infrastructure costs within a month.

Project Brief

The Client

Based in Tokyo, the client is a fast-growing SaaS company with millions of monthly active users.

The Problem

Client’s AWS cloud costs were increasing exponentially with their user growth due to unoptimized infrastructure. They were also facing performance degradation during peak hours.

The Solution

Aokumo optimized the entire AWS infrastructure for cost and performance and saved more than 30% of costs per month.

Industry

SaaS

Featured Services

AWS Cloud Services, AWS Managed Services, Well-Architected Review

Technology Stack

Amazon S3, CloudWatch, EBS, AWS SDK

AWS Cost Optimization With 30% Cost Savings

Aokumo helped a fast-growing SaaS company save more than 30% AWS infrastructure costs within a month.

Industry

SaaS

Featured Services

Amazon AWS, Cloud-Native, Azure

Technology Stack

AWS Workspace, Office 365, Azure Active Directory, MicrosoftIntune, AWS VPN

Project Brief

The Client

Based in Tokyo, the client is a fast-growing SaaS company with millions of monthly active users.

The Problem

Client’s AWS cloud costs were increasing exponentially with their user growth due to unoptimized infrastructure. They were also facing performance degradation during peak hours.

The Solution

Aokumo optimized the entire AWS infrastructure for cost and performance and saved more than 30% of costs per month.
Project Brief

Results

Redesigned the entire AWS infrastructure for optimal resource utilization.

Right-sized all the resources and proposed saving plans.

Integrated tools for continuous monitoring and alerts for performance and overutilization.

Monitored various metrics such as CPU utilization, data transfer, disk utilization, network bandwidth for fine-tuning.

Impacts

30

%

cost reduction on AWS infrastructure

5

X

Enhanced forecast capabilities

100

%

visibility into infrastructure and costs

2

X

better monitoring

Tools & Technologies

The Need

The client is a fast-growing SaaS company with millions of visitors every month. Their platform provides workflow automation of business processes. The client needs to continuously optimize its infrastructure for cost and performance to keep growing.

Their AWS costs were increasing exponentially in proportion to their growing user base. Also, Users were facing performance issues with their workflows. Both these factors were harming the topline and bottom-line for the company.

Aokumo evaluated the client's infrastructure and optimized cost while increasing overall performance.

The Challenges

Some resources were either idle, underutilized, or overutilized. Some managed services were not configured properly, causing a waste of resources.

Since there was no granular breakdown of resource utilization, it was hard to track the right metrics for cost visibility and optimization.

The architecture was over-complicated and lacked best practices, adding cost overhead due to unnecessary data transfer.

The internal team didn’t have the experience or expertise to look at the right metrics and draw conclusions to take cost optimization measures.

The Solution

Aokumo analyzed the existing infrastructure for resource utilization, cost-efficiency, and right-sizing.

We reconfigured resources and managed services by granularly breaking down utilization and associated cost.

We integrated the latest managed services for a better price/performance ratio and opted for relevant AWS saving plans.

We also optimized CDN, autoscaling, and database infrastructure to improve performance.

Tools & Technologies

Aokumo leverages several Amazon services

AWS Cost Explorer

- A service that helps users explore and analyze spending across their AWS accounts, offering a wide range of filtering options to help you dig down the details.

AWS Cost and Usage Reports

- Offers the ability to delve into your cost and usage data, uncover how you utilize your Amazon Web Services implementation, and identify optimization opportunities.

Amazon CloudWatch

- An AWS service designed to help users monitor the performance and health of their AWS resources and applications.

AWS CloudTrail

- An auditing, compliance monitoring, and governance tool that monitors and records account activity across the organization's AWS infrastructure.

Amazon S3 Analytics

- An AWS service that analyzes storage access patterns to help organizations decide when to transition the right data to the right storage class.

Amazon S3

- A highly scalable, fast, and durable solution for any data type object-level storage accessed anywhere via the Internet through the Amazon Console and S3 API.

Amazon EBS

- A high-performance block storage service designed for use with Amazon EC2 for a broad range of workloads, including databases, applications, and containers.

Tools & Technologies

The Impact

30

%

cost reduction on AWS infrastructure

The client is getting more than 30% lower AWS bills, and the cost is increasing in the right proportion to their growth.

5

X

Enhanced forecast capabilities

The client team gained the ability to automate resource optimization and better forecast future resource usage.

100

%

visibility into infrastructure and costs

The client now has complete visibility of their resources and how they are used, along with projected costs.

2

X

better monitoring

Monitoring has been improved significantly after reconfiguring services and removing unused resources.