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Komiser: Optimize Cost and Security on AWS

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Komiser: Optimize Cost and Security on AWS

Check out the newest open-source tool for reducing the cost of AWS services for your organization.

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Over the last decade, the cost of Amazon Web Services (AWS) has become a primary concern for businesses. That’s no surprise: AWS has many services that offer a range of IT resources — from IT infrastructure and bandwidth to analytics tools and machine learning — and each affects the total cloud bill.

While AWS offers many fully-managed services like CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Trusted Advisor, etc. to help you detect potential cost savings. Understanding and managing cloud cost is not simple with AWS.

That’s why I came up, one year ago, with an open-source tool called Komiser to help reduce your AWS infrastructure cost based on customer recommendations.

After one year of intense development, I’m thrilled to announce the fresh new release of Komiser: 2.0.0, with the support of new AWS services:

AWS Services supported by KomiserHere are AWS Services supported by Komiser.

Highlights

With the GDPR becoming increasingly real in the EU, logging and storage of (potentially) personally identifiable information now need to be reduced in many organizations. Komiser allows you to analyze and manage cloud cost, usage, security, and governance in one place. Hence, detecting potential vulnerabilities that could put your cloud environment at risk.

It allows you also to control your usage and create visibility across all used services to achieve maximum cost-effectiveness and get a deep understanding of how you spend on the AWS, GCP, and Azure.

Usage

Below are the available downloads for the latest version of Komiser (2.0.0). Please download the proper package for your operating system and architecture.

Linux:

wget https://cli.komiser.io/2.0.0/linux/komiser


Windows:

wget https://cli.komiser.io/2.0.0/windows/komiser


Mac OS X:

wget https://cli.komiser.io/2.0.0/osx/komiser


Note: make sure to add the execution permission to Komiser chmod +x komiser and update the user’s $PATH variable.

Komiser is also available as a Docker image:

Docker:

docker run -d -p 3000:3000 --name komiser mlabouardy/komiser:2.0.0


If you point your favorite browser to http://localhost:3000, you should see Komiser awesome dashboard:

The versioned documentation can be found on https://docs.komiser.io.

Komiser is written in Golang and is MIT licensed — contributions are welcomed, whether that means providing feedback or testing existing and new features.

https://komiser.io

Drop your comments, feedback, or suggestions below — or connect with me directly on Twitter @mlabouardy.

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