Reserved Instance Optimization

Help your customers achieve higher RI savings
Work With Mission

Close Opportunities Faster with an AWS Partner

Mission is excited to launch our new Reserved Instance Optimization (RIO) program for 2020. RIO is an outsourced Reserved Instance (RI) management program where Mission provides the capital to purchase RIs and manages them on the customers' behalf.

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We'll provide the management & funding
We buy & manage RIs on your customers' behalf
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Your customers receive significant savings
Customers optimized at 90%+ results in big savings
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You receive full credit for all RI purchases
All RI’s are purchased in the customer’s account
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AWS cost explorer remains on
Full transparency to customers and AWS
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Benefits of RIO - Big Savings

With every RI analysis, we generate a RIO Cost reduction assessment report. As you can see, the cost savings potential is significant.

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Yearly AWS Spend
Estimated RI Coverage
Savings Generated From
EC2, RDS and ElastiCache
Yearly Cost Savings

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common questions.

How do customers benefit?

With RIO, customers get higher RI coverage and savings without day-to-day management or upfront capital expenditure.

How does AWS benefit from RIO?

AWS receives the benefit of selling Partial Upfront RIs or higher into accounts where the customer may not be considering RIs or may only be interested in No Upfront RIs.

How is RIO different from other similar programs?

Mission’s RIO program provides more transparency and greater flexibility to both customers and AWS compared to other programs. This includes access to AWS Cost Explorer, support for customers with existing RIs, and coverage for EC2, RDS and ElastiCache instances.

How do I recognize RI purchases made on my customer’s behalf?

We structure our accounts under this program so that RI purchases are made in customer-specific environments that get mapped back to you.

How do you handle EC2 renewals under RIO?

Mission will maintain an RI baseline that will be renewed every year.

How much savings does a customer typically see under RIO?

On average, customers realize a 7-12% reduction in their total AWS bill with RIO.

What are the minimum requirements for RIO?

Customers must have an AWS monthly spend of $10k-$250k, must sign up to Mission’s reseller program, and must commit to a 1-year term.

Does this program apply to EC2 only?

No, RIO also applies to RDS and ElastiCache.

Who is the ideal customer for RIO?

Customers with heavy Linux usage and 50% or less RI coverage are the best fit for RIO.

How does a customer get started?

First, send us a copy of your customer’s CUR/DBR. The CUR/DBR file must contain at least one full month of data (3-4 months of data is preferred). Next, we will analyze your customer’s data to see if they are a good fit. If they are, we will provide a RIO cost reduction assessment so they can review the potential savings. If your customer gives the OK, Mission resources will work with both you and your customer to onboard them to Mission’s reseller environment so we can kick off the RIO program.

Why do we need the CUR/DBR file?

The detailed billing files provide data over time that we need to feed into proprietary software and produce estimated savings.

What if CUR/DBR is not turned on?

We will send instructions regarding how to enable in the AWS console.

How do I setup the CUR/DBR file?

Here is the video that explains how to set up the CUR/DBR file

How do I download the CUR/DBR file?

Here is the video that explains how to set up the CUR/DBR file

How do I upload the CUR/DBR file to Mission?

Here is the video that explains how to set up the CUR/DBR file

How long does it take for Mission to evaluate a customer?

It normally takes 5-7 days to assess a customer’s environment for RIO.

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