Case Study: Cloud infrastructure

Analyze Cloud infrastructure cost and spends


The scope of work for this assessment project is to analyse Cloud infrastructure cost and spends. Digital Media Solutions (NYSE: DMS) is a leading provider of technology-enabled digital performance advertising solutions connecting consumers and advertisers.


Provide an assessment report covering the following:

  • Creating Detailed cloud spends
  • Plan for Optimization
  • Phase wise approach planning
  • Immediate cost saving Plan.
  • Potential optimizations / resizing
  • Overall AWS Cost
  • Recommended processes.
  • Project plan
  • Discovery
  • Assessment
  • Data Reports and consolidation
  • Cost saving planning.
  • Recommended best practices and plan.
  • Implement Steps to reduce the cost.

Solutions Offered

  • Assume that the client’s AWS infrastructure is well-designed and optimized for cost. If not, then you may need to recommend optimization strategies.
  • Assume that the client has identified all the resources they are using in AWS, including EC2 instances, S3 buckets, RDS instances, and others.
  • Assume that the client has implemented AWS billing and monitoring tools, such as AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and AWS CloudWatch.
  • Assume that the client has implemented cost allocation tags to track their AWS usage and costs by department or project.
  • Assume that the client has reviewed their AWS usage patterns and identified instances that are eligible for Reserved Instances, which can help them save money.
  • Assume that the client has optimized their application’s elasticity and auto-scaling to ensure that resources are scaled up or down as required.
  • Assume that the client has optimized their data storage strategy to use the most cost-effective storage class, such as S3 Standard-Infrequent Access (S3 Standard-IA).
  • Assume that the client has optimized their resources by using the right instance size, instance type, and storage class for their needs.
  • Assume that you will provide the client with cost optimization recommendations, including reserved instances, rightsizing, and more.
  • Assume that the client will achieve significant cost savings by implementing the cost optimization recommendations you provide.
  • Assume that the client will achieve a positive ROI by investing in AWS cost optimization.

Describe TCO Analysis Performed*

  • Mark Total cost savings
  • Identified stakeholders will be validating the complete solution.
  • Final Sign-off from respective stakeholders