The Road to a Cost Effective Well-Managed Application

After initially analyzing the AWS infrastructure costs across multiple AWS regions, this online pharmacy’s DevOps team works with MontyCloud and external vendors to control their AWS spend and to drive operational efficiency.

  • Discovery, Inventory and Organization: They first inventoried all their resources and implemented a tagging system to identify resources associated with each application.
  • Automated and Accurate Cost Reporting: Accurate and granular expense reporting on resources in the application’s context, helped identify spikes and radical usage increases from specific services and applications.
  • Smart Purging: The next step was to clean up and terminate all unwanted and unused resources and instances, including several thousand unused Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes, backup snapshots and Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) VMs.
  • Negotiate better pricing: With accurate usage reporting and usage predictions, they switched to AWS EDP (a long-term commitment with an automatic 10% discount).
  • Driving Agility: They self-service most common resource deployments through well-architected Infrastructure as Code blueprints, that match their compliance standards for access and costs.

About Leading Online Pharmacy

A leading US online pharmacy, integrating with over 50,000 pharmacies across 50 states.

Industry : Pharmaceuticals

Company Size : Enterprise

Location : United States

Software : MontyCloud DAY2™ Platform

MontyCloud has helped lower our operational costs by 40%. With a combination of better resource tagging and organization and accurate cost reporting we were able to terminate resource consolidation and terminate unwanted resources. We also automated using reports and blueprints. Our service is now more cost efficient, without sacrificing agility.

– EVP Engineering

MontyCloud has helped lower our operational costs by 40%. With a combination of better resource tagging and organization and accurate cost reporting we were able to terminate resource consolidation and terminate unwanted resources. We also automated using reports and blueprints. Our service is now more cost efficient, without sacrificing agility.

– EVP Engineering