Amazon AWS has changed the IaaS game play for startups and growth companies. There are several practices we miss to acknowledge the importance during the adoption and implementation of AWS services. Readers are more than welcome to comment, suggest modifications and even add their own little practice they follow during roll outs and implementations. As clients start piloting cloud initiatives it is best to avoid common pitfalls. The below best practices are a good first step in that effort. Below we have compiled a top ten list to be expanded in the future of best practices we have learned during our aws deployments. We look forward to expanding this list in the future.