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AWS Cloud Assessment: How It Helps You Reduce Your Monthly Spend

Were you aware that the average company has the potential to reduce their monthly AWS expenditure by approximately 30 percent through effective cloud optimization? A recent study indicated that many businesses are not fully leveraging all the available features and options in AWS, resulting in avoidable expenses.

In this blog post, we will discuss what an AWS cloud assessment is, and how it can help you reduce your monthly spend.


What is AWS cloud assessment and what does it cover?

An AWS cloud Assessment is a review performed to determine the current state of a customer's environment and applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and how these can be improved. The assessment covers topics such as architecture review, security review, cost review, data discovery and analysis, and more.

An assessment helps customers understand their current environment on AWS, what needs to be done to security harden applications or reduce costs or architecture changes to remove bottlenecks. And identifies any potential roadblocks that could impact successful implementation.

The objective of the assessment is to furnish customers with a thorough report detailing the essential steps for achieving success. This information empowers customers to make well-informed decisions regarding whether to modify their AWS implementation to attain the desired results.

IG CloudOps also provides a number of other services around AWS which are built into our cloud management software CloudOps.


There are several steps involved in an AWS cloud assessment:

1. Collecting data about your current usage of AWS

AWS cloud assessments help organisations understand how they are using AWS, and identify areas where they can improve their AWS usage and costs. The first step in conducting an AWS cloud assessment is to collect data about your current AWS usage. This data can be collected manually, or by using AWS tools such as AWS Config or AWS Cost Explorer. (CloudOps actually collects all of this data once hooked into your AWS tenant and then assessments are generated for specific issues or for cost analysis)

After gathering this data, you can initiate the analysis to pinpoint areas for improvement. For instance, you might discover that you are paying for more AWS services than your actual usage warrants, or that opting for lower-cost alternatives to specific AWS services could result in cost savings. Identifying these opportunities enables you to make adjustments to your AWS usage, ultimately enhancing your AWS cost efficiency.

2. Recommending changes to optimise your spend

The result of an AWS cloud assessment is a comprehensive report that delineates the necessary changes and quantifies the potential cost savings. Possessing this information empowers you to make well-informed decisions regarding the optimal utilization of the cloud for your business.

In CloudOps our cloud management software, these cost savings are automatically generated for you to review and sign off. All of this can be done within the dashboard and you can see the impact on your monthly spend and how much it will save.

3. Implementing those changes

Often the steps to implement these changes would require a consultant or a member of your in-house team to implement and monitor them. With a CloudOps package, we include advisory and support services to review and implement these changes for you once approved in the dashboard.

This allows our customers to remove the need for expensive cloud consultants or spend time internally implementing changes.


An AWS cloud assessment can save your business time and money and with CloudOps they are built in. If you are looking for a cloud management solution that will automatically review and optimise your AWS cloud infrastructure then book a test drive today. We can show you how we can drive down the monthly cost of your AWS deployment using automation.

Or for a comprehensive overview of how to achieve AWS cost optimisation, then please read our article on the subject here