AWS Cloud Financial Management

Sneak Peek of re:Invent 2021 Cloud Financial Management Sessions & Events

Each year, we share a preview of what Cloud Financial Management (CFM) themed sessions you can look for at AWS re:Invent, so you can pre-register and reserve your seats at the sessions you find interesting. This year marks the 10th anniversary of AWS re:Invent and we’re excited to celebrate with our customers back in Las […]

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Cost Control Blog Series #3: How to Handle Cost Shock

Voiced by Amazon Polly One of the biggest benefits of the cloud is the ability to scale dynamically and reduce costs by paying for only what you use, when you need it. However, when development teams aren’t prepared for this newfound flexibility, cost shock and unexpected cost spikes can occur. If you are new to […]

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AWS Cloud Financial Management August Recap

In the month of August, AWS Cloud Financial Management (CFM) team has made several feature enhancements that can make your CFM journey a bit easier. AWS celebrated the 15 year anniversary of Amazon EC2. Another successful CFM peer connect event was concluded. New customer story and CFM content have been published. Learn more about these updates.

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Visualizing Your Eligible On-Demand Compute Expense for AWS Savings Plan

Voiced by Amazon Polly One of the most common questions we get from customers is how to manage compute costs for resources like Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, and AWS Fargate.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) has many offerings to help you optimize spending, one of which is AWS Savings Plans. You can receive up to 72% […]

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Amazon EC2 – 15 Years of Optimizing and Saving Your IT Costs

As we celebrate the upcoming 15 years birthday of Amazon EC2, we walked down memory lane and took a look at all the customer-centric cost optimization resources available for you.

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2021 Year-to-Date AWS Cloud Financial Management Updates Recap

For those of you who don’t want to miss any news from AWS Cloud Financial Management (CFM) space in 2021, this blog post will provide a quick recap of this year’s updates: from category name updates, to CFM training for builders, to all the service and feature enhancement across CFM solution areas.

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Further Thoughts on Unit Metrics

Voiced by Amazon Polly   After the blog series on Unit Metrics, the call was put out for future topics.  There were some excellent suggestions received from the community.  Three in particular struck a chord: Building strong links between technology and other business teams Projecting AWS cost.  The role of traditional FP&A in the FinOps […]

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Trends Dashboard with AWS Cost and Usage Reports, Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

AWS cloud usage data is a critical component in the IT Financial Management process for AWS customers. As organizations grow in cloud maturity, the cloud usage data may become complex as usage incurs from distributed teams and businesses. Financial and Technology leaders need access to trends, signals, insights, and cost deviations to quickly understand and analyze the cloud usage. The AWS Cost and Usage Reports (CUR) provide comprehensive data about your AWS costs, including information related to product, pricing, and usage. By including the Resource IDs and choosing hourly time granularity, CUR allows you to analyze your costs in greater detail and accuracy. You can download the CUR reports from the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) console, query the reports using Amazon Athena or load the reports into Amazon Redshift or visualize in Amazon QuickSight.

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Introducing AWS Application Cost Profiler, offering user-based cost data of shared AWS resources

Voiced by Amazon Polly   October 6, 2021: This blog post is under construction. Please refer back to this post in a day or two for the most accurate and helpful information. It has become increasingly common for customers to deploy applications that share infrastructure resources for the purpose of cloud cost optimization. As more organizations […]

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