The big Announcement

Mark your calendars: From February 1, 2024, AWS is introducing a $0.005 hourly charge for all public IPv4 addresses. With IPv4 addresses becoming rarer and pricier, AWS is pushing us to be more IPv4-efficient and highlights the urgent need for businesses to adopt IPv6.

Where’s This Change Happening?

This isn’t just a small tweak, it will affect all AWS services that use public IPv4 addresses. We’re talking about everything from EC2 and RDS database instances to EKS nodes. And it’s not just in one place; this is happening in every AWS region.

Cost-Cutting Strategies:

AWS has introduced 2 new tools to help you keep an eye on your public IPv4 address usage.  These tools are great at figuring out where you can cut back on costs, especially on those idle IPs.

  • New usage types in the AWS Cost and Usage Report (CUR) – Receive detailed insights into your public IPv4 address usage, making it easier to see how your AWS bill might change.
  • Public IP Insights – Monitor, analyze, and audit your public IPv4 addresses.with Amazon’s new  VPC IP Address Management (IPAM) feature at no extra cost.

Embracing IPv6: Anodot’s Guide to a Smooth Transition

The transition from IPv4 to IPv6 is not just a technical upgrade but a strategic step towards future-proofing your business. Start cleaning the house now by ditching those idle and unused IP addresses.

Embracing the move with Anodot:
Using AWS’s latest tools along with Anodot’s analytics enables you to create a more efficient IP management strategy.  It’s about being proactive, and cost-effective and making this transition to a more efficient IP usage as smooth as possible.

Written by Anodot

Anodot leads in Autonomous Business Monitoring, offering real-time incident detection and innovative cloud cost management solutions with a primary focus on partnerships and MSP collaboration. Our machine learning platform not only identifies business incidents promptly but also optimizes cloud resources, reducing waste. By reducing alert noise by up to 95 percent and slashing time to detection by as much as 80 percent, Anodot has helped customers recover millions in time and revenue.

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