It may start getting easier to make optimal Amazon Web Services purchasing decisions. Or, at least, less expensive.

Raveld, a Seattle-based startup formed last year, is launching a new free service to help organizations decide which AWS resources they need. At its heart, it is a report containing what the company calls the Raveld Score, a simplified 0-100 point rating that is said to show how efficient company spending is on cloud computing.

How effective is it? Raveld founder and president Michael Wasser says, in one instance, “the report has been able to identify $35,000/month in savings on an $80,000/month Amazon Web Services bill for a pilot customer.”

Raveld, which took second place in the Lean Startup Seattle pitch-fest last September and counts former Microsoft exec Charlie Kindel as an adviser, securely generates and emails a report after receiving credentials provided by an interested company.

Wasser says the report, which is free for a limited time, leads to recommendations that can be implemented “in less than a day.” The report is being made available ahead of the full Raveld service, itself expected to launch this summer. Here’s a look at a Raveld report:

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UXEUUNXR5UFOTY3YAVCVH5673Q Eric

    Raveld, a Seattle-based startup formed last year, is launching a new free service to help organizations decide which AWS resources they need.

  • http://www.scoutzie.com/?utm_source=disqus&utm_medium=display_name&utm_campaign=disqus_display Kirill Zubovsky

    Good job Michael! Way to help people save money on cloud services. 

  • Anonymous

    I remember talking to Michael about this service a while back and I’m really excited to see it launch. I think he’s identified an important problem and his solution to it looks very nice.

  • http://robiganguly.com/blog Robi Ganguly

    Great job Michael! Love what the Raveld team is doing and the value it’s driving for its customers. This is clearly a fast-growing space and I think they’re really on to something here with the solutions they’re building and the ease of comprehension.  

    It was great participating in the Lean Startup pitch competition with them in September (although I thought Apptentive actually won :-) ). 

    • http://www.intrinsicstrategy.com/ FrankCatalano

      Uh oh. Checking into it. And will definitely give credit where credit is due. Or not. Thanks for the pointer, Robi.

      • http://robiganguly.com/blog Robi Ganguly

        No problem!

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