Cost Management Recommendations
S3 Infrequent Access
We recommend enabling S3 Infrequent Access to easily reduce costs without impacting performance. For the Shotgun Cloud hosted offering, we apply a policy for all objects older than one month.
With Infrequent Access, objects are stored at a lower cost. However, if they are accessed, it will involve an additional cost. Shotgun has observed that one month was the right policy to use globally, but you may want to adapt that policy to your studio workflows as needed.
Read more about S3 Infrequent Access and other storage classes here.
S3 endpoint policy
We recommend setting a VPC endpoint policy on your S3 endpoint to allow access to your S3 bucket only. See here for an example.