Case Studies

Gaming Realms


The Challenge

Required additional compute in isolation to provide web services to one of their Gaming Realms engaged Rebura to provide Cost Optimisation services on their AWS account, which was billing circa $15,000 – $20,000 per month.

The Solution

“Having fully handed this over to Rebura we have made significant time and monetary savings”

As a rapidly expanding online gaming company, Gaming Realms continuously spin up new bits of infrastructure and add services onto their AWS. Whilst the in-house dev team are focused on improving their service offering, the optimisation and management of the account often fell by the wayside, in favour of improving service delivery.

  • Implemented our Cost Optimisation Suite
  • Moved Gaming Realms to a consolidated billing model
  • Implemented AWS Business Support
  • Analysed the usage
  • Analysed the security and permissions of the AWS account
  • Identified inefficiencies, reservation and rightsizing opportunities, and provided a comprehensive report
  • Implemented security enhancements including least privileged access and MFA
  • Setup monthly reports to deliver analysis of usage and security

“We first engaged Rebura to provide consolidated billing and cost optimisation for our infrastructure and later expanded their role to include support for issues our technical team lacked the expertise to resolve”

Paul Gambrell, CTO, Gaming Realms

The Results

We immediately found some Reserved Instance savings with no-up front commitment:

  • Save $1,737 per month ($20,842 per year) by purchasing 108. No upfront reservations for a total upfront price of $0.
  • The Effective Cost Savings including the amortized price will be $1,737 per month ($20,842 per year)
  • The projected reservation rate is 92% and the payback period is 0.0 months.

Our first three months of service achieved the following savings:

Month 1

Reserved Instances – No up-front

Upfront cost: $0

Monthly saving: $1,737

Month 2

Removing unused and unattached disks

Upfront cost: $0

Monthly saving: $1,909

Month 3

Reserved Instances – Partial up-front

Upfront cost: $5,092

Monthly saving: $2,263