Best practice for generating estimates - Amazon Pricing Calculator
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Best practice for generating estimates

This chapter outlines some best practices for generating your Amazon Pricing Calculator estimates.

To get the most out of your estimates, make sure you have a good understanding of your base requirements. For example, if you want to try Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), we recommended that you know the type of operating system you need, your memory requirements, and how much I/O you need.

Additionally, you should determine whether you need storage. For example, decide if you want to run a database and for how long you intend to use the servers you need. You can use the Amazon Pricing Calculator service configuration and parameters to see which option meets your specific use case and budget.

When you generate your estimates, it's recommended you consider the following:

  • How do you want to organize your estimates?

  • Do you want to add an Amazon Web Services Support plan?

  • Will you need to access your estimates at a later time?