Posted On: May 23, 2017

Today we are announcing that Amazon EBS now supports cost allocation tags for EBS snapshots within the AWS Billing and Cost Management Dashboard. Using cost allocation tags, you can now classify snapshot costs to match the needs of your business for better transparency and visibility. You can use this feature to allocate snapshot costs to internal teams or to provide accurate reports for customer billing. With this additional information, you can better manage your snapshot costs.

To get started, tag your EBS Snapshots and go to the AWS Billing and Cost Management Dashboard to activate cost allocation tags for reporting or use tags to filter views in Cost Explorer. For more information about creating cost allocation tags, click here and to learn more about Cost Explorer, see Analyzing Your Costs with Cost Explorer.

This feature is available in all AWS Commercial regions at no additional cost.

To learn more about the use of cost allocation tags with Amazon EBS snapshots click here.