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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for AWS Directory Service?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 20Real User

The pricing depends because with AWS there are two types of directory objects: 30,000 and 500,000. It varies. AWS provides the pricing calculators so we can get an estimate from there as per the company requirement of how many users and objects that we need to create. So we can go to that portal, put in the data, and get the quotation. There are no extra licensing fees. It's all included.

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Top 5Real User

As you pay monthly, I'd say the toughest part is getting management to understand the differences in cost. When they start seeing that monthly cost, they start to freak out. You have to remind them that they didn't put out millions for the CapEx cost. It's harder for them to grasp the cost. It's pretty pricey. There's no doubt about it. However, in enclosed containerized instances in, for example, an HPE GreenLake framework with the frame internalized inside of the client environment, it's not nearly as expensive. The pricing is convoluted. I would prefer it if all cloud solutions come up with better modeling. I know it's difficult to come up with an all-in-one cost, mainly due to the variance in the environments. I understand that. However, they need to centralize their cost a whole lot more.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The pricing is reasonable.

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