Being held hostage by your AWS bill?
If your AWS bill keeps rising — and your blood pressure is doing the same — then you should think about working with us.
Why the Duckbill Group?
DIYing landed you here. SaaS can’t do what we do. Giant consulting firms will fee you to death. And AWS… well, they’re not exactly famous for their support.
Here’s 4 reasons to work with The Duckbill Group:
When you work with us, you can be sure that we always have your best interests in mind. We don’t partner with any cost optimization vendors. We don’t help AWS close deals. Heck, we’re not even AWS partners. We don’t get a dime from anyone for recommending you do something. We work for you.
AWS’s Cost Explorer and many cloud cost optimization vendors are fantastic at analyzing savings improvements like Reserved Instance purchase opportunities, resizing of over-spec’d instances to more cost-efficient sizes, and identifying idle EBS volumes. Where these solutions really suck? They have zero context about your business. So you often end up with little more than a list of changes you can’t actually make, because they don’t reflect the reality of your organization’s infrastructure
No one likes a bone-dry, 80-page report of Yet More Stuff to Implement. More importantly, no one has time to read those — let alone put them to use. That’s why we focus on the big wins, not the minutiae. We give you a concrete plan that considers your current architecture and your future goals.
We only bill one way: fixed-fee. You’ll always know what our help will cost before you sign anything, and if you’re not thrilled with our work, we’ll refund every cent. We’ve worked with dozens of clients collectively spending over $1B on AWS, and no one has ever asked for a refund.
That’s not usually a quality you find in cloud services consulting, so we had to tell you about it.
HowYou Can Lower Your Bill With Us
Your AWS bill is spiking like an Olympic volleyball player, and you don’t entirely know why, or you have some suspicions you’d like to validate. Either way, you know it doesn’t bode well for the future — especially if you’re planning to grow.
We regularly find and fix downright ludicrous, verging-on-customer-hostile AWS bills.
You get peace of mind that you’re not paying more than you should, you know what you’re actually paying FOR, and you start saving money immediately.
Our bill analysis and recommendations go far beyond what Amazon’s Trusted Advisor or other SaaS offerings provide. You don’t just get a report breaking down AWS spend based on team and environment, you get a proper, in-depth analysis of your bill, recommendations that speak to how your business works, and actionable next steps. You’ll be able to address what’s in your AWS environment today, rather than guessing wildly based on what an algorithm thinks you should do.
Cloud Finance & Analysis
Get our expert eyes on your monthly bill.*
Keeping an eye on your monthly AWS bill is dreadfully boring, it takes up too much time, and it’s costing your business way more than it should. Boring, time-consuming, AND expensive: we might as well be describing Congress. *rimshot*
Because we employ expert humans instead of context-clueless algorithms, we can monitor your spend, spot potential issues, and tailor our recommendations in a way that SaaS cost optimization platforms just can’t.
Our ongoing services help you get answers to questions like…
- “What does that spike on the spend graph mean?”
- “How do we model the economics of a new service before it’s in production?”
- “What’s contributing to our spend and why?”
- And even simply, “Will our bill surprise us?” (Spoiler: if it hasn’t yet, it will soon)
When you outsource your cloud finance oversight to us, we’ll keep a constant eye on your bill. We’ll point out trends we’re noticing in your AWS spend, help you budget and forecast costs, guide your RI purchase planning and rightsizing, and a lot more.
Plus, you and your team get unlimited access to our team of expert cloud analysts via Slack, email, phone, etc. And if you’ve ever met a cloud finance nerd, you’ll know we’re never not in Slack.
* Available only after initial Cost Optimization