Get Lower Rates

By leveraging the combined usage of all of our clients, we give you instant access to lower rates on services that have tiered pricing discounts such as CloudFront, S3, Data Transfer, Support, and more.

Trim the Fat

See unused resources that could be trimmed from your bill, servers that are over-sized, and detailed recommendations for purchasing Reserved Instances (RI).

Ask an Expert

Our OptiMiser portal is self-service, but sometimes it’s nice to ask an expert. We provide free access to our team of AWS Billing PhDs to help you navigate your bill, discuss cost optimization strategies, and purchase RIs.

Stop Spending Spikes

Don’t wait until you get your next bill to learn your spending has increased dramatically. Set up proactive cost alerts so you can react before it's too late.

Understand your Bill

Use our interactive charts and reports to understand exactly what you have running in AWS, how much it is costing you, which projects or departments are consuming the most resources, and how your usage is trending over time.

Monitor Best Practices

As an added bonus, we show you the current status of over 500 best practices for your account that we check on a daily basis. The best practices are broken down into the following categories: Security, Cost, Availability, Usage, and AWS Trusted Advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

What discounts will I receive?
AWS offers tiered discounts for services such as S3, Data Transfer, and Cloud Front. Taking S3 as an example, our combined usage for all customers in our AWS Cloud Optimization program (depending on the region) qualifies us for the highest discount tier. When Privo calculates your S3 bill, you are charged a blended rate (basically a weighted average of our total S3 rates) that continues to decrease as more and more customers join the program (i.e. as more usage is charged at the very lowest rate, the blended rate goes down). Depending your region and your usage, the savings for S3 can be as much as 8%. CloudFront and Data Transfer offer similar savings. If you have AWS Business Support, the discount will be even higher.
Will Privo help me purchase Reserved Instances (RIs) and Cost Savings Plans (CSPs)?
Yes. Sometimes it can feel like you need a PhD in RI Studies from Bezos College to understand all of the available RI and CSP options! Fortunately, our OptiMiser portal analyzes your Cost and Usage Report data from AWS and provides the best RI and CSP purchase recommendations based on your usage--complete with a calculated Return on Investment (ROI).  You can then purchase the recommended RI's from your AWS console. If you have questions, our knowledgeable RI PhD's are available to help!
Does Privo mark up my AWS hosting invoice?
No.  It’s the opposite.  You are charged for your exact usage, but at lower, blended rates for certain services with tiered discounts.  Marking up your AWS hosting invoice, in addition to being extremely sleazy, would be a violation of our AWS Channel Reseller Agreement.
What is the impact of joining the Privo “Organization”?
Joining multiple accounts together to enjoy lower rates on tiered services (i.e. consolidated billing) is a feature of AWS "Organizations". You can find "Organizations" in your AWS console. While there are several potential changes to your AWS account which could be implemented through Organizations using Service Control Policies (SCPs), Privo does not implement any such policies in our main Organization and never will. We use Organizations only to enable consolidated billing. Customers who wish to make use of custom SCPs may request to be placed in their own Organization but they would forego the lower rates (because their usage would not be combined with our other customers).
Does Privo make money from the AWS Cloud Optimization service?
No one actually asks us this question, but we know you're thinking it! The answer is sort of. However--wonderfully--this money does NOT come out of your pocket. AWS offers incentives to qualified AWS partners which offset our costs for offering the service. Additionally, Privo buys and sells Reserved Instances (RIs) for workloads not covered by customer RIs. These workloads are primarily dynamic workloads which would not be economical for individual customer to cover with RIs, but when considered in aggregate, become stable enough to make additional RI purchases worthwhile. Put another way, while it may be possible for an individual customers to cover 85% of their workloads with RIs, Privo can cover an additional 5% without suffering the ill effects of unmatched RIs. It's a win-win-win. AWS gets customers that are cost optimized (so less likely to be poached by other cloud providers), Privo gets an opportunity to work with customers who eventually want to modernize their infrastructure to save even more, and customers get instant savings, powerful tools, and expert FinOps advice.
Do the permissions required by the OptiMiser portal expose my sensitive data?
No.  To join this service our OptiMiser portal must have a read-only view of your AWS inventory and consumption data, but that in no way grants the software or our engineers any access to any sensitive data. The permissions required by the portal are plainly visible in the IAM role that we give you during onboarding and can be edited as you see fit. You're in control.
What changes will occur when I join the ACO service?
Before we answer this question, it's important to highlight one change that will NOT occur. Your account(s) will not be dissolved and your resources joined into a larger Privo-owned account. Your account(s) can always be transferred back to the way it was before you started the service. There are a few important changes, however:
  • Your AWS hosting invoice will come from Privo, not AWS.  Joining our AWS Cloud Optimization service triggers an accounting change in AWS, joining you to our consolidated bill which includes the combined usage of all of our customers.  It's like joining a buyers' club.  This allows all customers using the service to enjoy lower rates on tiered services such as S3, Data Transfer, CloudFront, and AWS Business Support.
  • Your AWS account will join the Privo "Organization".  Consolidated billing is a feature of AWS "Organizations" which can be found in your AWS console. While there are other account changes that can be implemented via Organizations (using "Service Control Policies (SCPs)"), the Privo Organization does not implement any changes in our main Organization and never will. If you wish to have be set up with your Organization, you may do so!
  • The "Bills" and "Cost Explorer" sections of the AWS console will be replaced with our OptiMiser cost management portal.  As part of this service, Privo provides free access to our OptiMiser portal (powered by CloudCheckr), replacing the limited functionality of the "Bills" and "Cost Explorer" sections of your AWS console. OptiMiser is an incredibly powerful cost management system and it is one of the primary benefits of this service.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

We had a tight timeline for this project and Privo came through. They had the infrastructure experience we were looking for, and they surprised us with their depth of knowledge around HIPAA and our security compliance requirements.

We couldn’t be more pleased with our new infrastructure. Having Privo manage the infrastructure month to month, allows us to focus on developing new features for our application.

Javier Ferrer, Data Analyst
Coastal Care Services

In our business, web traffic can increase by a factor of a hundred overnight. Instead of over-provisioning resources like we did in the past, our setup automatically spawns new servers to meet demand. When the demand recedes, the number of servers goes down as well. It delivers tremendous performance and it’s very cost effective.

Privo has been a tremendous partner throughout this process!

Peter Barnet, CEO
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It was a great experience. In fact, I had initially reached out to Privo several months earlier and they followed up with me at just the right time.

I felt like they listened to our needs and worked very hard to design a plan that met our needs and budget. In fact, I have always felt like a very valued client despite being a small, growing business. 

Chad Smith, Partner
Stonewall Analytics

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