The Ultimate Guide to AWS Savings Plans
In late 2019, AWS introduced a new pricing option for instances called Savings Plans, which offer the flexibility for customers to capitalize on the same discounts as Reserved Instances (RIs) even as instance sizes change.
However, while Savings Plans provide greater degrees of flexibility, they don’t alleviate all the management burden of Reservations—and in some areas come with greater challenges.
This guide includes:
- Example scenarios in which the different types of AWS Savings Plans should be used
- Considerations to take into account before making a commitment
- Answers to frequently asked questions about Savings Plans