AWS Cloud Financial Management
Increased visibility of your carbon emissions data with AWS Customer Carbon Footprint Tool
The Customer Carbon Footprint Tool now supports the CSV download option, giving you the ability to review carbon footprint data in detail and ingest the data into other reporting systems for further analysis and information sharing. It has also lowered the carbon reporting threshold from one decimal place to three decimal places, which means the carbon emission data is now available at 0.00X metric tons of CO2e, from the previous 0.X metric tons of CO2e.
Improve cost visibility of Amazon ECS and AWS Batch with AWS Split Cost Allocation Data
We’re excited to announce that the cost data for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) tasks and AWS Batch jobs is now available in the AWS Cost and Usage Reports (CUR). With AWS Split Cost Allocation Data, you can easily understand and optimize cost and usage of your containerized applications, and allocate application costs back to individual business entities based on how shared compute and memory resources are consumed by your containerized applications. Learn how to opt into and view your Split Cost Allocation Data.
AWS Cloud Financial Management 2023 Q1 recap
The uncertainty of the world economy has once again emphasized the importance of resource efficiency. Take a look at the latest enhancements of the AWS Cloud Financial Management suite of products and learn how you can incorporate these in your daily CFM process.
New Cost Explorer users now get Cost Anomaly Detection by default
Starting today, AWS Cost Anomaly Detection will be automatically enabled for all new AWS Cost Explorer customers by default to help save time and increase cost control. This means that if you own a standalone account or management account and enable AWS Cost Explorer, on or after March 27, 2023, you will automatically have a default configuration of AWS Cost Anomaly Detection that monitors your spend by AWS service and emails you a daily summary when a cost anomaly above a certain threshold is detected.
Time to say goodbye to the Simple Monthly Calculator
To ensure the most up-to-date pricing estimate experience available in one place, AWS is ending support for the Simple Monthly Calculator (SMC) beginning March 31, 2023 at 11:59PM Pacific Time, and recommend you take advantage of the AWS Pricing Calculator. To assist with the transition, a conversion feature will be available until December 31, 2023 11:59 PM PST.
More flexibility in grouping AWS resources and accounts with AWS Cost Categories
AWS has launched two new features for creating AWS Cost Categories rules. It has added a new dimension -“Region” to its category rule, and a new dimension operator “OR” to define cost categories rules across dimensions. You can now create cost categories rules with six types of dimensions – “Linked Account”, “Charge Type”, “Service “, […]
Changes to AWS Billing, Cost Management, and Account Consoles Permissions
AWS will be retiring AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) actions for the Billing, Cost Management, and Account Consoles under the service prefix aws-portal and two actions under purchase order namespace, purchase-orders:ViewPurchaseOrders, and purchase-orders:ModifyPurchaseOrders. We are replacing them with new fine-grained service specific permissions that give you more control. Read this blog and understand how you can perform updates to your permissions so you can maintain intentional access control to Billing, Cost Management, and Account services.
AWS Cloud Financial Management 2022 Q4 recap
Hope you all had a memorable holiday and are ready to kickstart your Cloud Financial Management (CFM) effort for 2023. We were busy in Q4 last year and want to make sure you don’t miss anything. If you just started following our blog channel, we’ve provided reference links in this blog so you have the […]
AWS Cost Explorer’s New Look and Common Use Cases
Update: By April 19, 2023, you will no longer be able to roll back to the old Cost Explorer UI. Feel free to submit feedback in the console. We’ll continue improving the experience. The following blog was published on Nov.8, summarizing the Cost Explorer UI changes made in October this year. We’ve since incorporated your […]
AWS Compute Optimizer launches integration with application performance monitoring and observability partners
AWS Compute Optimizer launched the capability to integrate with several leading application performance management and observability partners, so you can view recommendations for your resources, regardless of your application monitoring preference. You now have multiple options for acquiring and including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) memory metrics in your EC2 rightsizing recommendations.