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What are the Cost Of AWS Cloud & Pricing Model?

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Amazon Web Services or the AWS Cloud has emerged as the most successful Cloud platform. A notable trend that has developed over the years is that there is a huge increase in the amount of bandwidth which comes with a dedicated server in the industry.

The rise in Server Bandwidth

Ten years ago, the amount of data which was transferred monthly was around 1000 GB, which gradually moved up to 2000GB, 3000 GB, and so on. The current limit exhibited by most of the simple hosting servers is between 5TB to around 20 TB with many times the same it comes on a 1Gbps port. Thus, in the last couple of years, the data center and the whole industry undertaking hosting have been increasing the server bandwidth, which has been included due to two main reasons:

  • There has been an increase in the use of the services of the world wide web every day consistently building up. The increase in the use of the above has led to streaming of more content in terms of more videos, more data, etc. which flows across the web. Thus, an average customer who had been happy with 1000GB in bandwidth a decade ago or even as less as 500GB now needs around thousands of gigabytes transfer per month at the rate of more than 100 Mbps.
  • Another reason is that the cost of the transit, i.e., the bandwidth has significantly reduced as most of the companies who provide the hosting services can honor huge commitments with various network providers like Verizon, Comcast, Airtel, Level 3, etc. The increase in the network throughout which is committed by a data center every month leads to a relative drop in the price per Mbps from the same. It has also been noticed that there has been a considerable slash in the base price on even a small 1Gbps from $15-$30 per Mbps in 2005 to less than $5 per Mbps. Also, in case the demand touches around 10Gbps+ commits, the price can further fall below $1 every Mbps.

Thus, it has been basically the increase in supply, which has considerably brought down the prices yet improved the user experience.

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AWS Pricing Model 

Amazon has wonderfully described its pricing model by putting the following information on its website, “AWS pricing is similar to how you pay for utilities like water or electricity. You only pay for the services you consume, and once you stop using them, there are no additional costs or termination fees”. In other words, AWS basically offers a pay-as-you-go payment structure for more than 70 services. Thus, you have to pay for these on an individual basis as much as you have used them. There are many benefits associated with this model like

  • There are no upfront expenses underlying the project or application infrastructure, and the resources can be increased or decreased depending upon your business requirements from time to time. This model thus completely rules out any kind of upfront expenses.
  • This is also a more flexible approach as you can adjust with the changing needs of your own business.
  • There is no requirement for you to get into any kind of long-term contract or services.

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How to work around the AWS Pricing effectively?

The best approach to work around your AWS Pricing to bring down the costs involved is by picking up the right pricing model for paying for the Amazon EC2 instances.  Amazon broadly has four methods to make payments. These are

  • On-Demand: This model completely rules out any kind of upfront payments, which means that you do not have to commit for a long period, but Amazon will be charging for the computer capacity on an hourly basis. The usage of the latter can be increased or brought down as per your requirements. The model is also highly beneficial to you if you are expecting flexibility in your business demands in the form of an unexpected shift in workloads like a sudden high or sudden drop. In this case, the on-demand model offers a cheap solution. Also, it gives you a chance to be well-versed with your business needs before you buy any committed plan. This plan works best for the businesses you are testing their solutions for the first time on Amazon EC2.
  • Reserved Instances: In this case, you need to pay 30 percent less when compared to the on-demand model. The reserved instances are always assigned to a particular Availability Zone which allows capacity reservation. Thus, in this case, you do not have to think about the capacity for starting any new instances.
    • The pricing in comparison to the On-Demand model is low because there are many instances which are reserved up front, i.e. you have to commit to a one or more years for bringing your costs down significantly. But, a three-year lock-in period is a huge period in these competitive days in IT as there can be a sea-change in the way things work like resource demand, pricing, etc.
    • Thus, designing a complete infrastructure for that kind of time is difficult. Thus, you can avoid the clause. However, one should not ignore the fact that the model also provides a sense of security that the computing resources which are needed by your business will always be there. Thus, you should be aware of your computing resource usage for driving full benefit from your model.
    • Amazon has made it a Standard Reserved Instance and also introduced a new type of instance called the Schedules Reserved instance designed particularly for the businesses which run their most critical tasks regularly.
  • Spot Instances: These involve bidding for all the empty EC2 computing capacity at a price 90 percent less than the regular On-Demand price. These are primarily only for the use cases which satisfy urgent computing needs and for those applications which are only possible to run by making use of computing capacity at a very low price. This acts as an awesome way to bring down costs as you can get the computing resources at a very less price.
  • Dedicated Hosts: This is basically a physical EC2 server where you can also use your existing server-bound software licenses. You have the choice to buy it on-demand or on reserved capacity with the latter up to 70 percent cheap.

You should remember that AWS regularly makes new instance types available to the market and thus you have to always make use of the latest version of the instance types as the pricing for each is optimized much more effectively when compared to the same instance type of the previous generation.

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Optimization for Reduction in Costs

The biggest pricing drain on AWS is the EC2 instance, i.e. the computer resources. This is why you have to pick the best instance for your workflow as there is a huge difference between instance families. It is also important for you to monitor your resource usage as by doing the same, you can ensure that compute resources are not used. In case your need for computing resources is for only a short period, and there is little risk associated, then you may prefer spot instances and can bring down your costs by 90 percent as compared to the on-demand instances.

Another method to optimize your costs is by reviewing frequently and eliminate any kind of unused resources. Even though the production instances have to auto-scale in response to the demand but the development and even the testing instances can be easily shut down in the off-work hours or even during the weekends. This will also bring down your costs by about 65 percent.

Also, the instances which have been used for AWS training or demos have to be stopped after the completion of these projects.

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AWS Calculators

It is quite possible that you completely lose track of the services which you are using after you are into many AWS services. Although there are many ways to optimize your usa

ge, all these plans will not be able to work effectively is a clear and concise overview of your AWS usage is known. Thus, this creates the need for using the AWS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator, which is a wonderful tool for prediction and monitoring of your expenses. The tool is easy to use. It helps you to estimate your cost savings and gives you detailed reports of the same based on the assumptions you have punched in. Thus, you must enter the present configuration of your hosting environment, and the TCO calculator will provide you with an elaborate cost comparison and other estimated savings if you have to migrate your application to AWS cloud.

Conclusion

The costing for AWS Cloud depends on the extent of your knowledge, other pricing models, and the way you optimize your expenses for avoiding any kind of price shocks at the end of the month. AWS regularly lowers the pricing of its services and resources. So this typically means that going forward both AWS services and resources will be more affordable.

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Clinton’s defense attorney was the latest Kavanaugh Accuser

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Clinton's defense attorney was the latest Kavanaugh Accuser

Following a New York Times report detailing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Justice Brett Kavanaugh of the Supreme Court, evidence has emerged that the latest accuser, Max Stier, used to work for the Clintons.

The Times published a story on Saturday pushing questionable claims that the genitals of Kavanaugh were thrown into the hand of a woman while drunk at a college party.

The allegation was not substantiated, and the supposed victim’s friends deny having any memory of the case.

Max Stier, a lawyer who represented both Bill and Hillary Clinton when Bill Clinton was charged with revealing himself to a girl in the 1990s, is the guy who says he witnessed the incident.

After Paula Jones accused him of exposing himself to her in a hotel room, Stier, a Democrat, represented President Bill Clinton. Clinton settled for $850,000 with Jones and for five years lost his law license.

Stier also worked closely with David Kendall, representing Hillary Clinton in the Whitewater investigation against allegations of illegal processing of classified information. On the other hand of the Clinton impeachment fight, Kavanaugh worked with Ken Starr. Kavanaugh had accused his opponents of “vengeance on behalf of the Clintons” during his confirmation hearings. This allegation seems to verify that.

Saraacarter.com reports: In a significant twist, NYTimes editorial was forced to create a correction to its bombshell tale about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh that the “presumed victim said she did not recall the supposed sexual assault in question at all.” Editors ‘ Note states: “An previous version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming novel, did not include one component of the novel. The book claims the woman student has refused to be interviewed and friends say she does not remember the incident. But NYTimes publishers also omitted another significant detail, that Max Stier, the accuser who “saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his trousers down at another drunken college party, where friends pushed his penis into the hands of a female student,” worked as a Clinton defense attorney, or Stier’s legal battles with Kavanaugh during the Whitewater investigation.

The only allegedly fresh statement created in the novel is not new and comes from Democrat lawyer Max Stier, a Kavanaugh’s Yale classmate with whom he has a lengthy and controversial history. During the Whitewater investigation in the 1990s when Kavanaugh worked for Independent Counsel Ken Starr, they were “matched” against each other in the words of the Yale Daily News. Stier defended President Bill Clinton, whose legal problems started when he was accused by a female of revealing herself to her in her hotel room. Clinton later settled for $850,000 with the lady and ended up losing his law license for five years due to a contempt of court summons for inaccurate testimony. Stier worked intimately with David Kendall, who continued to protect Hillary Clinton against accusations that classified information had been illegally handled. Kavanaugh’s reference to his opponents motivated by “vengeance on behalf of the Clintons” met with stupidity from the liberal media, despite the unusually big amount of Clinton-affiliated lawyers who continued to pop up during his confirmation hearings. (Excerpt from TheFederalist.com) NYTimes was forced to update its narrative only after The Federalist Mollie Hemingway flagged the omission of the article on Twitter: Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker and Julian Castro, among others, were quick to declare that Kavanaugh “must be impeached”

I was sitting through the hearings. Lied to the United States by Brett Kavanaugh. Senate and the American people most important. He was brought to court by a sham process and his position at the court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice.

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Trump: Hellbent Democrats to Eliminate ‘ God-given self-defense rights ‘

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President Trump slammed “radical” Democrats for attempting to remove weapons from law-abiding Americans.

During his rally in New Mexico on September 16, 2019, Trump warned of hellbent “radical left democrats” pushing laws, greater taxes, and free speech limitations.

He also advised that “Left Democrats want to confiscate your weapons and eliminate your God-given right to self-defense.” “As your president, I will never allow them to take away your freedom, your dignity,… and I will never, ever, enable them to take away your sacred right to bear weapons,” added Trump.

Reports from Breitbart.com: Breitbart News reported Trump’s warning on September 15, 2019 that Democrats want weapons to be “confiscated.”

CBS News quoted Trump as stating, “Democrats want to confiscate weapons from law-abiding Americans.” He added that any Democrat achievement in the confiscatory push means law-abiding people will be “completely defenseless when someone goes home with a gun.” On September 12, 2019, Breitbart News quoted Democrat presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke as stating, “Hell yes, we’re going to bring yo with us.

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The Sex Tape Accuser Kevin Hart called him a Victim and Promised not to Sue.

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The sex tape accuser Kevin Hart called him a victim and promised not to sue.

Kevin Hart’s sex tape partner who lodged a lawsuit against him for $60 million said back when the tale broke first… Kevin was a victim, like her, and she wouldn’t sue him.

Montia Sabbag was on the side of lawyer Lisa Bloom as Bloom mentioned their case… That Kevin had no idea they were secretly filming their sexual liaison in a hotel suite in Las Vegas. Bloom also created the stance of Sabbag clear… She didn’t want Kevin’s cent— she wanted to hunt the perpetrator down and put him to justice.

Our sources claim a later Sabbag lawyer— her third— has lately made Kevin a secret economic demand… Asking for “low six figures,” it was dismissed by Kevin’s lawyer and offered no penny.

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The story was broken by TMZ… That lawyer now replying to Sabbag has lodged a lawsuit against Hart and J.T for $60 million. Jackson— The former friend of Kevin who was detained for extortion and charged.

So, now Sabbag turned on Kevin, stating he was on it so he could get more advertising— odd, as even back then Kevin was one of the world’s largest film stars, and the last thing he required was media attention over cheating.

What’s more than that… First-hand information sources inform TMZ that Kevin has worked on the case with the District Attorney for two years. It seems strange that if he was secretly one of the perpetrators, he would be so engaged. “Kevin works a lot with the D.A. because J.T. f**ked him over,” as one source put it. We’re told Kevin, who’s recovering from horrific injuries as a result of his car crash, won’t pay Sabbag a penny. There is no going to be a settlement.

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UK Ban on Cats and Dogs blocked as ‘ offending ‘ Asian countries

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UK ban on cats and dogs blocked as ' offending ' Asian countries

The government has blocked a ban on eating dog and cat meat in the UK for fear of being’ culturally insensitive’ to South East Asian countries.

After a bill was drawn up to illegal dog or cat meat possession in the United Kingdom, civil servants jumped in to thwart the move.

The Ministry of Justice justified blocking the new rules, saying that telling other nations what they can and can not eat would be’ culturally insensitive’ to the British government, despite the reality that it would have no effect on South East Asian countries where dog and cat meat are eaten.

Summit News reported: “Dogs are creatures that accompany us. We don’t eat them, and that’s a very important message to send to the rest of the world, “Watling said.” It’s not culturally insensitive because we don’t tell them what to do–we’re just telling them what we’re doing, “he added, saying he was” amazed “by the objection from the MoJ.

Every year in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, around 30 million animals are killed and consumed. Many are alive skinned and subjected to horrific torture.

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Tulsi Gabbard: Acting like ‘ B*tch ‘ of Saudi Arabia ‘

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has criticized President Trump in reaction to the attacks on Saudi Arabia for threatening military action against Iran.

“Trump’s Saudi masters are awaiting instructions,” Gabbard tweeted.

“To have our nation behave as the bitch of Saudi Arabia is not’ America First.'” Mediaite.com reports: Gabbard’s tweet came in reaction to Trump stating the U.S. is “locked and loaded” in reaction to the Saudis assault.

“The supply of oil to Saudi Arabia has been assaulted,” Trump wrote. “There’s reason to think that we understand the guilty, that we’re locked and loaded based on the verification, but we’re waiting to hear from the Kingdom who they think was the cause of the assault, and how we’d continue!”The supply of oil to Saudi Arabia has been assaulted. There’s reason to think we understand the guilty, are locked and loaded depending on the verification, but we’re waiting to hear from the Kingdom who they think was the cause of this assault, and how we’d continue!


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 15 September 2019 Gabbard’s own criticism of Middle East strategy has been addressed. In specific, for meeting the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in 2017, she has come under fire.

The representative from Hawaii was mired in the Democratic race at about one percent. She has not qualified for the third Democratic discussion and is presently searching outside for the next October discussion.

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