Cost Modeling for AWS

  • Cost Modeling for On-Prem workloads in AWS

    • Translating On-Prem VMs to AWS Templates

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      If you are planning on migrating internal VMs to AWS then you have to first determine the closest equivalent template. After that typically you would fill out complex spreadsheets to calculate your operational costs in AWS.

      Akasia CloudView reduces your cost calculation to 2 simple steps and under a minute by automatically presenting the closest equivalent templates in AWS (including AWS RDS), and the costs associated with the templates.

      Akasia CloudView also calculates hidden cloud costs arising from IO transactions and network bandwidth utilization that are typically free on-premise, but incur charges in AWS.

      View the ongoing costs of your existing VMs if they were to run in AWS. Compare these costs to the ongoing costs of running the VMs in other clouds.

    • Right-Sizing to Save AWS Costs

      Not all resources allocated to a VM are typically utilized. Enterprises may choose to only migrate used capacity as opposed to allocated capacity and save 30-60% costs in the cloud.

      Akasia analyzes and displays allocated vs. used resources for each VM and allows the user to view AWS costs for allocated (1-1 mapping) and used (right-sized) resources.

      The screenshot shows the different templates and storage options selected for the VMs, and the savings from right-sizing per month.

    • Adding Ancillary AWS Services

      Once you have calculated in-house VM to AWS costs, the next step is to add ancillary AWS services such as
      – OS
      – Storage
      – Firewalls
      – Load balancers
      – Monitoring
      – Backup
      – etc.

      Akasia CloudView shows you the AWS catalog conveniently within your cost management dashboard to allow you to model a complete AWS environment for cost planning for your migration or DR to AWS.

    • Add Migration and Other Costs

      Step 3 is to add Cloud Migration Costs, administration costs and other costs to flesh out all the costs associated with migrating as well as operating your workloads in AWS.

      In the example here, the cloud migration costs are $14,000, cloud administration costs are $1500 per month and other costs are $300 per month.

    • Costs Comparison Summary

      In the Summary page you can now compare the full costs involved in running your workload on-premise, right-sizing and migrating it to AWS and running it in AWS.

      You can also see the monthly savings from right-sizing – both in AWS Reserved Instance as well as On Demand.

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  • Learn More

    • Download our Technical White Paper

      This white paper describes our plan for cloud and cost optimization methodology and also details a customer case study.

      Learn how you can measure the cost of running each workload for the purposes of:

      - optimizing the infrastructure to save costs

      - planning for migrations of workloads to other platforms/sites/clouds

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      Is your cloud strategy stalled?

      Akasia’s cloud cost calculation tool simplifies and speeds up the process of identifying migration-worthy applications and calculating the costs of running them in the cloud.


      Request a demo with our tool and experts and see how easy it is to calculate your per VM/workload costs and implement your cloud strategy.

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