Since AWS introduced Savings Plans in November, our team has had a lot of conversations with AWS customers looking to take advantage of this new discount opportunity.
With the ability to apply the same discounts as Reserved Instances (RIs) even as instance sizes change, it’s no surprise that Savings Plans have generated so much excitement from the AWS community.
However, the introduction of this new option also raises a lot of questions about the broader implications for AWS customers. What does the launch of Savings Plans mean for the future of RIs? Will AWS customers be able to buy both RIs and Savings Plans? How should they use the different types of Savings Plans to get the full benefit?
For organizations that have relied on RIs for years, the answers to these kinds of questions could have a material impact on how they purchase and use AWS resources going forward.
Over the past several months, we’ve spent a lot of time working with AWS customers to address these concerns. In November, just two weeks after the introduction of Savings Plans, AWS joined our Product Management team for an in-depth webinar to break down what it means for customers. At re:Invent 2019, we met face-to-face with AWS customers looking to integrate Savings Plans alongside their existing inventory of RIs. We published our in-depth Ultimate Guide to AWS Savings Plans, along with several blog articles explaining how Savings Plans work, answering frequently asked questions, and providing guidance on how to use them for EC2 instances (to access a collection of our most useful resources on Savings Plans, sign up for our toolkit here).
We’ve also updated the CloudHealth platform to provide customizable visibility into how Savings Plans are affecting customer’s cloud spend and usage, and held training sessions to help them start to understand the impact Savings Plans have on their AWS strategy (recordings are available for our customers in CloudHealth Academy).
But we know that AWS customers may still have some unanswered questions about how they can take advantage of this opportunity. So we’re holding a live, 30-minute Q&A session where AWS customers can submit questions for a panel of experts to answer live on the air. Speakers from the DevOps team at Progress Software, which has first-hand experience with Savings Plans, will join our Product Management team to help clarify what you need to know to integrate this new option into your AWS strategy.
Register for the session to:
- Submit your questions for our panel of experts to answer and discuss
- Learn the basics of AWS Savings Plans and how they could affect your public cloud spend
- See how Progress Software’s DevOps team has capitalized on the opportunity
- Understand how your organization can integrate Savings Plans into your existing strategy