Level 200: Pricing Models



In a highly dynamic cloud environment it can be challenging to forecast your usage. This hands-on lab will guide you through the steps to perform a Reserved Instance analysis, and make low risk, high return RI purchases at scale. The skills you learn will help you ensure your workloads utilize different pricing models in alignment with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.



  • Perform a Reserved Instance analysis
  • Filter and sort the recommendations


Permissions required

  • Log in as the Cost Optimization team, created in AWS Account Setup and modified in - Cost_and_Usage_Governance
  • NOTE: There may be permission error messages during the lab, as the console may require additional privileges. These errors will not impact the lab, and we follow security best practices by implementing the minimum set of privileges required.

Start the lab

Best Practice Checklist

  • [ ] Review RI Recommendations
  • [ ] Sort and filter RI Recommendations across an account
  • [ ] Prepare a final list of low risk, high return RI's based on usage patterns


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