Cloud computing waste challenges

Did you know that over $17B of cloud computing costs was estimated to be wasted in 2020? Since EC2 and EBS are among the largest cost drivers and have a lot of options to choose from (over 400 instance types, multiple purchasing options and volume types), it's easy and very common to use suboptimal configurations that waste you money.

Savings opportunities

On the EC2 side, the majority of AutoScaling groups(ASGs) are fault tolerant enough to be safely converted to EC2 Spot instances, for up to 90% cost savings.
When it comes to EBS volumes, about 85% of EBS volumes (the block storage used by EC2 instances) are from previous generations and could be optimized to cost up to 20% less and offer increased performance with a small and harmless configuration change.

CloudUtil solutions

CloudUtil offers a set of utilities designed to automate the use of these cost savings opportunities in a way that requires no configuration changes, generating significant cost savings with minimal effort. We have tools for both optimization of EBS volumes to the best volume type for up to 20% of savings, as well as quick and easy conversion of ASGs to Spot instances for up to 90% of cost savings.

Guiding principles

Customer-focused

Designed to save you money AND time, you can install them in minutes from the AWS marketplace.
We'll help you free of charge to get the most out of them.

Safe and Secure

Stable, supported, reliable and trusted by over 5000 users.
Running entirely in your AWS account with minimal IAM permissions.
Auditable open source code.

Cost-effective

Supported, easy to install builds are available on the AWS Marketplace.
Pay-as-you-go model.
Costs you less than 5% of the generated savings.

Simple

Composable UNIX-style tools that do a single job but do it well, so you can understand how they work.
Reliable, safer, easier to maintain and extend if you need.

Sustainable

Charging you a small percentage of the savings, just as much we need to ensure continued development.
Donating over 10% of proceeds to charities and other open source projects.

Open Source

Auditable and customizable open source software fully developed in the open by a vibrant community.
Public roadmap that you can influence or contribute towards.

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