Quick, actionable advice for your AWS spend


First Pass is a compressed version of our deep-dive Cost Optimization Project, limited to a single day and covering everything we can during that one day.

During the First Pass engagement, we’ll be reviewing your organization’s AWS costs and any architecture diagrams your organization shares with us. This will be done before our meetings with your team, so we are as prepared as possible for deeper discussions.

The core of our work together on this engagement will be the discussions with your team. We’ll meet with as many people as you’d like us to, so long as all meetings fit within the one day we have allocated to this engagement. The day we meet will be a mutually agreeable day.

Following our meetings, we will write a report summarizing what we discussed and include all of our findings and recommendations. We will schedule a meeting with you to go over the report and answer any questions you have. This report and presentation will be delivered within three business days of finishing our meetings with your team.


Prefer the phone? Give us a call: +1 (833) AWS-BILL

Pricing

The pricing for this service follows a sliding scale depending on the size of your environment. As we’ve found that the size of your AWS bill makes for a good correlation with complexity, the price depends on your monthly spend:

Monthly AWS SpendPrice (USD)
Less than $24,999$5,000
$25,000 to $49,999$10,000
$50,000 to $99,999$15,000
$100,000 to $149,999$20,000
More than $150,000Contact us

How much can we really do in just one day?

You’d be surprised what you can get done in a single day when all you do is work on AWS bills. Seriously, we’ve been doing this for years and with that sort of focused attention for so long, patterns and trouble spots appear to us with big neon signs attached to them.

What you get

Following our meetings, we will write a report summarizing what we discussed and include all of our findings and recommendations. We will schedule a meeting with you to go over the report and answer any questions you have. All of this will be delivered within three business days of finishing our meetings with your team.

You’re probably thinking…


Can you help me fix anything you find?

Alas, no. We don’t do implementation–only advice. 

We’ll tell you everything you need to know in order to fix it yourself, though!


Why work with The Duckbill Group?

Working with us gives you certainty about your AWS infrastructure.  

You’ll have a clear roadmap to improving and controlling your AWS spend, which will equip you with the knowledge you need to explain and justify three important things:

  • Where all the money is going 
  • Why those expenditures are valuable 
  • What you’re doing to control costs

We work for you, not AWS

We don’t get a dime from anyone for recommending you do something. You can trust us.

We don’t take a percentage of your savings

We only bill one way: fixed-fee. You’ll always know what our help will cost before you sign anything.

We tailor recommendations to your business

You get advice that’s tailored to your unique situation, not a one-size-fits-nobody binder, or fancy-sounding suggestions with a negative ROI.

We get to the point

We give you a concrete plan that considers your current architecture, future goals, and what makes you unique and different from the average bill. We focus on big wins, not minutiae.

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