AWS Cloud Financial Management

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10 ways to work with Devs

10 Ways to work WITH Developers to take action with FinOps/Cost Optimization

When FinOps Practitioners share recommendations for cost optimization, they can often be met with a “No”, a “I can’t right now”, or “It’s not my priority” from a Developers (Devs). According to the FinOps Foundation’s “State of FinOps 2023” report, the number one pain point was getting engineers to take action. But, I am here to say, “it’s not the Devs fault!” We spoke with customers who have overcome this roadblock and want to share the lessons learned with you! This blog will walk through 10 ways you can work with your engineers to establish a FinOps culture at your organization.

Recap of 2023 reinvent CFM launches

Recap of AWS re:Invent 2023 Cloud Financial Management Product Launch Announcements

If you’re scratching your head and trying to catch up with all the re:Invent launch announcements from the AWS Cloud Financial Management team, let me walk you through how your FinOps experience may be improved for better with the latest capabilities that were just released last week at AWS re:Invent 2023. I’ve also included recordings of these launch announcements, so you can watch these at your own pace.

Cost Explorer now supports extended history and granular resource level data

Extended history and more granular data available within AWS Cost Explorer

We have extended the history and improved the granularity of data available in AWS Cost Explorer. Cost Explorer by default now supports 14 months of cost and usage data at daily granularity. In addition, customers have the option to enable up to 38 months of history at a monthly granularity, and they have the option to enable 14 days of resource level data for any AWS service at daily granularity. Each of these features is offered for free.

unified billing and cost management console

Managing your cloud finances with the unified Billing and Cost Management Console

Today, AWS launched a unified Billing and Cost Management console to help you manage your AWS cloud finances more easily and efficiently. The unified console includes a new home page with insights and recommendations to help you make faster, better-informed decisions, more intuitive navigation to streamline your workflows, and improved resources to help you learn and implement Cloud Financial Management best practices. This post explains how you can use the unified Billing and Cost Management console to manage your AWS cloud finances and answers frequently asked questions.

cost and usage dashboard powered by QuickSight

New – Cost and Usage Dashboard powered by Amazon QuickSight

Today, we announced the general availability of Data Exports, a new AWS Billing and Cost Management feature that enables you to create exports of your billing and cost management data using SQL column selections and row filters. As part of AWS Data Exports, you can now also deploy a Cost and Usage Dashboard powered by Amazon QuickSight directly from the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. The Cost and Usage Dashboard uses a summary view of the AWS Cost and Usage Report 2.0 (CUR 2.0) and provides pre-built visuals to facilitate interactive analysis and sharing of cost insights with a broader stakeholder group who may not have access to AWS console.

Introducing Data Exports for AWS Billing and Cost Management

Introducing Data Exports for AWS Billing and Cost Management

Today, we announced the general availability of Data Exports, a new Billing and Cost Management feature that enables you to create exports of your billing and cost management data using SQL column selections and row filters to select the data you want to receive. Exports are delivered on a recurring basis to an Amazon S3 bucket for use with business intelligence or data analytics solutions.

How Coinbase Built a Cloud Center of Excellence to Optimize their Cloud Costs on AWS

Dr. Adam Link, Engineering Manager, Coinbase Cloud Center of Excellence and Schalk Theron, Director of Engineering, Coinbase Cloud Foundations contributed to this blog. Introduction and Challenges Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing cryptocurrency. Their mission is to create an open financial system for the world and to be the […]

2023 Q3 CFM Recap

AWS Cloud Financial Management 2023 Q3 Launch Recap

Thanks to our product and engineering teams’ tireless efforts in building new capabilities for AWS Cloud Financial Management portfolio, I get to talk about these amazing features. Let’s take a look at what we’ve made available for you in the last quarter.

AWS re:Invent 2023 Know Before You Go: a guide to Cloud Financial Management programs

If you’re planning to attend the AWS re:Invent 2023 and wondering what Cloud Financial Management sessions and activities you should participate, look no further! In this blog post, we’ll take a sneak peek into these programs. Hope it can help you navigate re:Invent like a true CFM pro and learn and meet with like-minded FinOps professionals.

AWS joins the FinOps Foundation as a Premier Member

Customers have always been interested in understanding their cloud costs, and in today’s economic times, cost efficiency is a top priority for most organizations. The demand for cost management competency has resulted in the growth of FinOps teams across every major industry segment. AWS provides AWS Cloud Financial Management (CFM) Services, a set of industry-leading solutions […]