Recently I had a need to create a quote for AWS infrastructure and I noticed that AWS is switching from “AWS simple calculator” to “AWS pricing calculator” – So, let’s give it a try.
The process is pretty straight forward, you punch in some input and AWS generates TCO for AWS kit. It is a bit of a learning curve to get around, but not bad.
Once you click the URL, you will start with a blank pricing sheet which will allow the user to add by service and you simply input your requirements.
For instance, let’s say we need to provision 10 ec2 instances, simply click configure and add your inputs.
There are two methods:
- Quick estimate
- Advance estimate
For this demo, I am sticking with a quick estimate!
Check out the nice feature where I just plug in my numbers for “vCPUs” and “Memory” and AWS automatically suggested that I should use “r5a.8xlarge” – this is pretty nice since I don’t have to scramble with figuring out what shape I need to select for my use case.
Next, I need to define how many ec2 instances I need to add.
Great what about the pricing model, not to worry! The new pricing calculator allows us to select the model for pricing:
Another example with “Standard Reserved Instances”:
Next, we can add storage for EBS block volume:
Finally, we add the ec2 estimate to the overall pricing estimate and continue to work with additional resources.
Give it a try! it is free!
Attach is an example exported output from Pricing calculator: