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AWS Cost Optimization

Optimize AWS Cloud Spend and Maintain Performance

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AWS Cost Optimization

Greater visibility into your AWS environment for empowered spending decisions

Reducing technology spend is a significant benefit of operating in the cloud. However, cloud spend can steadily rise over time or even skyrocket without a cost-effective infrastructure, continuous oversight, and transparency into your cloud environment. 

As an AWS Premier Tier Services Partner with expertise in FinOps, cloud cost management, and AWS discount programs, Mission provides a combination of AWS cloud experts, tooling, and proven methods that give you transparency and control over your AWS usage, performance, and costs. On average, we save customers an extra 30% off their AWS bill.

Benefits of AWS Cost Optimization with Mission

We help you get the most out of your AWS investment

Mission knows AWS and what it takes to turn your AWS environment into an agile, scalable platform that drives financial and operational efficiencies.

Gain Access to FinOps Expertise
Your dedicated FinOps Cloud Analyst offers personalized and proactive financial guidance with actionable recommendations that drive informed decisions in managing your AWS performance and spend. FinOps Cloud Analysts also have expertise with Reserved Instances (RIs) and Savings Plans (SPs).
Optimize Your AWS Consumption
Controlling your cloud expenses begins with optimizing your resources. Mission continuously monitors your AWS environment and helps you eliminate waste by identifying underutilized, idle, redundant, and mismanaged resources. We also help you reserve capacity for higher discounts and size your computing services to scale.
Reduce Cost, Not Performance
Committed to your success, our AWS-certified team of cloud experts and engineers provide actionable recommendations aligned to your business objectives and hands-on support in implementing architectural and engineering improvements to boost performance and maximize your ROI.
Track & Control Your AWS Spend
Mission provides you with the industry-leading cloud management tool, CloudHealth by VMWare, with simplified billing and custom reporting capabilities that give you greater visibility and a better understanding of your AWS usage and spend.
Avoid Minimum & Long-Term Commitments
With the Mission Instant Discount Program (IDP), you get immediate guaranteed cost savings without minimum commitments and long-term financial risks. With IDP, you can immediately save up to 5% AWS bill.
Continuously Optimize Cost
Cost optimization is more than lowering your AWS bill. It's also about aligning costs with business objectives. When objectives change as your business grows, so must your cost optimization strategies. Mission offers continuous monitoring, engagement, and consultation services that keep pace with your changing cost optimization needs.
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Cloud Cost Optimization with FinOps
What is FinOps?
While FinOps may look like shorthand for Financial Operations, the term originates from Finance and DevOps. FinOps emphasizes the importance of a collaborative relationship between business (finance) and engineering (development) regarding cost optimization and cloud financial management.

FinOps aims to enable businesses to get the most value from their AWS environment by connecting finance, business, and engineering teams to collaborate on cloud cost management strategies and decisions.
How Mission Leverages FinOps for Cost Optimization
FinOps is quickly becoming an industry-wide practice that helps organizations better understand and control cloud spending to promote a cost-conscious culture. We offer services like Mission Cloud Foundation and Mission Cloud One that feature access to CloudHealth by VMware and a dedicated FinOps Cloud Analyst that meets with you regularly to review your AWS activity and spend, followed by data-driven recommendations to optimize your AWS spend. The FinOps Cloud Analyst focuses on these four areas to ensure your AWS environment is fully optimized for cost and performance:
Environmental cleanup
Architecture
Operational practices
Financial engineering
AWS Cost Optimization Areas of Focus
AWS Well-Architected Framework - Cost Optimization Best Practices
As an AWS Well-Architected Partner, Mission provides services and tools to help you put to practice the five AWS-recommended design principles for cost optimization:
Implement cloud financial management
Cloud Financial Management is essential for financial success and business value acceleration in the cloud. Mission helps you become a more cost-effective organization by providing the expertise, programs, resources, and processes to manage your environment financially.
Adopt a consumption model
Pay only for what you need and use, and scale up or down as needed. For example, development and testing environments are only used for several hours every day. We can help you save by turning off/automating these resources.
Measure overall efficiency
Mission continuously measures your workload's business output and delivery expenses. Then we use this data to calculate your benefits of functionality, expanding output, and lowering costs.
Stop spending money on undifferentiated heavy lifting
AWS handles data center tasks like racking, stacking, and powering servers. Our cloud managed services relieve the operational strain of managing your operating systems and applications. You get to focus on your business rather than IT infrastructure.
Analyze and attribute expenditure
Mission makes it easier to identify and analyze the usage and cost of your workloads. Transparent attribution of IT costs to revenue streams and individual owners of various workloads help you measure ROI and enables workload owners a chance to optimize resources and lower costs.
Implement cloud financial management
Cloud Financial Management is essential for financial success and business value acceleration in the cloud. Mission helps you become a more cost-effective organization by providing the expertise, programs, resources, and processes to manage your environment financially.
Adopt a consumption model
Pay only for what you need and use, and scale up or down as needed. For example, development and testing environments are only used for several hours every day. We can help you save by turning off/automating these resources.
Measure overall efficiency
Mission continuously measures your workload's business output and delivery expenses. Then we use this data to calculate your benefits of functionality, expanding output, and lowering costs.
Stop spending money on undifferentiated heavy lifting
AWS handles data center tasks like racking, stacking, and powering servers. Our cloud managed services relieve the operational strain of managing your operating systems and applications. You get to focus on your business rather than IT infrastructure.
Analyze and attribute expenditure
Mission makes it easier to identify and analyze the usage and cost of your workloads. Transparent attribution of IT costs to revenue streams and individual owners of various workloads help you measure ROI and enables workload owners a chance to optimize resources and lower costs.
Mission Financial Engineering Programs
By working with Mission, you'll also be able to take advantage of these additional financial engineering programs that are proven to uncover even more savings off your AWS bill.
Instant Discount Program (IDP)
With Mission IDP, you can get guaranteed and immediate savings on your monthly AWS bill without a long-term commitment. With IDP, you gain access to Mission Cloud Foundation for additional cost optimization and governance.
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Reserved Instance Optimization (RIO) Program
Mission purchases Reserved Instances (RIs) and Savings Plans (SPs) on your behalf, so there is no contractual commitment, no upfront costs, and no risk to you.
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AWS Enterprise Discount Program (EDP)
AWS EDP offers enterprise cloud users an appreciable, flat discount on AWS spend in exchange for a long-term commitment. Mission brings expert knowledge and proven experience in EDPs to help you save money, optimize future spending, and implement strong governance practices to improve value over time.
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AWS Private Pricing Agreement (PPA)
Private Pricing Agreements offer discounts for businesses with considerable spend and or longer-term commitments. Because of the highly individualized nature of Private Pricing Agreements with AWS, our team of AWS and cost optimization experts help you understand all the options and benefits available to you in the process. We support you in navigating the processes at AWS for getting a PPA negotiated and executed.
Customer success story

Driven

Litigation support business Driven experienced a sudden and massive increase in its client data residing in the cloud, triggering an equally large spike in its AWS spending. Without the depth of internal resources to immediately match the rapid expansion of data under management, Driven sought assistance to properly optimize AWS services and control that spending. The company’s cloud infrastructure was bogged down with inefficiencies and ballooning costs. Partnering with Mission and its team of cloud analysts to lead its cost savings initiatives has reduced Driven’s monthly AWS bills by over $80,000 per month, with additional reductions to come.
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