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What advice do you have for others considering AWS Savings Plans?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering AWS Savings Plans, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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There's nothing called "version". Basically, when you go to the AWS Console and you say you want to have Savings Plans there is someone who comes to you and they calculate. They already calculate everything for you. For example, let's say, you're using 50 servers. The Savings Plans only apply to the servers and basically, that's it. They will say, okay, your run rate is X. They do it over a 30 day period. Then they say, okay, you're not ready for $39 an hour. We recommend you do a $75 an hour. They do all the work for you. Once you actually sign-on, then you have different ways to execute it. It's part of AWS itself. It can only work within AWS. You cannot use this one for anything else. It's not a standalone product. I'd recommend the solution. It's a no-brainer, basically, it does all the work for you and gives you the optimum solution you have to accommodate your company even within future variabilities and changes you may do. You can easily adjust the savings versus risk. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten.

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