AWS Trusted Advisor helps you optimize your AWS environment by reducing cost, increasing performance, and improving security.  It provides real-time guidance to help you provision resources according to AWS Best Practices guidelines.

AWS Trusted Advisor

(AWS)

Infrastructure Optimization

This service provides best practice recommendations in 5 categories:

  • Cost Optimization: save money by eliminating unused/idle resources or using reserved capacity
  • Fault Tolerance: increase availability and redundancy by using auto scaling, health checks, multi AZ, and backup
  • Performance: check service limits, ensure you’re taking advantage of provisioned throughput, and monitore over-utilized instances
  • Service Limits: checks for service limits >80% of service limit
  • Security: close gaps by enabling security features and examining permissions

The status check is shown by 3 colors: green (no problem), yellow (investigation recommended), and red (action recommended).

Support Tiers

Core Checks and Recommendations

  • Available to all customers by default for free
  • Access to 7 core Trusted Advisor checks
    • S3 Bucket permissions
    • Security Groups – Specific ports unrestricted
    • IAM use
    • MFA on Root Account
    • EBS public snapshots
    • RDS public snapshots

Full Trusted Advisor Benefits

  • Available for Business or Enterprise support plans
  • Access to full set of Trusted Advisor checks
  • Notifications: stay up-to-date with AWS resource deployment
    • Create alerts and automate actions with CloudWatch
  • Programmatic access: retrieve and refresh results programmatically using AWS Support API

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