PRO TALK: Watch Your Wallet! Cost Optimization on AWS


Renato Losio
Funambol, Principal Cloud Architect,

Renato is the Principal Cloud Architect at Funambol and an AWS Data Hero.

He has over 15 years of experience as a software engineer, tech lead, and cloud architect across Italy, the UK, Portugal, and Germany. His main working interests include location-based services, relational databases on the cloud, and anything related to storage. He has been working with cloud technologies since 2011, and holds different certifications.

Passionate about knowledge sharing, Renato is an editor at InfoQ.


Should you always run your cluster in multiple availability zones? How can a transition rule on S3 double your storage costs? I want to monitor and understand my data transfer costs, where should I start? Following so-called “best practices” works only when you fully understand the implications, costs included. We will discuss a few cloud anti-patterns, making your bill smaller and your deployment better. And possibly reducing your cloud carbon footprint too.