AWS RDS Instance Modernization

Opportunity Name:

AWS RDS Instance Modernization

AWS Resource Type:


Opportunity Description:

Save costs and/or improve performance by upgrading older r3, r4, and r5 RDS instances to modern r6g instances.

Criteria for identifying the opportunity:

  • Instance type is one of r3, r4, or r5.
  • Annual cost, extrapolated from the last 31 days of usage, exceeds the annual public cost threshold (default $100).

Can CloudFix apply an automatic fix?


What happens when the Fixer is executed?

The RDS instance is upgraded to the specified r6g instance type, aiming for a 10% cost saving.

Is it possible to rollback once CloudFix implements the fixer?

Yes, CloudFix provides a rollback mechanism to revert the RDS instance to its original type if needed.

Other considerations:

  • Performance impact: Upgrading to r6g instances can improve performance due to better hardware efficiency.
  • Data loss considerations: There should be no data loss during the instance type upgrade, but it's always recommended to have recent backups.
  • Security concerns: No inherent security risks with upgrading instance types, but review any associated security groups and rules as part of the migration process.

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