AWS Cloud Financial Management

Category: Foundational (100)

Cost Allocation Blog Series #1: Cost Allocation Basics That You Need to Know

If it’s Everyone’s job, it’s No One’s job. On our team, we take this lesson to heart and always make sure there is a clear owner for everything we do.  This helps ensure everyone is responsible for specific tasks or goals, and will not be bystanders, assuming someone else will pick up the work. The […]

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AWS Cost Explorer Rightsizing Recommendations Integrates with AWS Compute Optimizer

AWS Cost Explorer now delivers rightsizing recommendations across EC2 instance families through an integration with AWS Compute Optimizer, adding to existing support for rightsizing recommendations within the same instance family. To access Cost Explorer Rightsizing Recommendations, click on “Recommendations” in the left navigation pane, followed by “View All” in the “Resource optimization recommendations” section of the […]

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Launch: Compute Savings Plans now cover AWS Lambda Usage

We are excited to announce that AWS Compute Savings Plans now cover your Lambda usage! Customers have been excited about Savings Plans since their introduction in November. The reason is that Savings Plans provide additional flexibility, while retaining the savings potential that Reserved Instances are known for. With the inclusion of AWS Lambda to Compute […]

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Public Beta: AWS Cost Categories

Since re:Invent, one of the hot topics in my queue has been identifying ways to better allocate and manage cloud costs. Today I wanted to quickly dive into how you can get started using Cost Categories, a new feature set that allows you to create custom groups on top of your cost and usage information. […]

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Customer Obsession: AWS Cost & Usage Report Technical Documentation

AWS is unlike any other place I’ve ever worked. I’m not just saying this just because my 10-month-old Samoyed puppy is snoozing at my feet as I write this from my daily 20th floor downtown Seattle perch or because an engineer just stopped by with a spare General Porpoise donut for me that survived standup […]

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Back to Basics: Getting Started with AWS Billing Console

Managing your AWS costs and usage doesn’t have to be difficult. The AWS Billing Console is your one-stop-shop for accessing your billing, payments, and cost management information and capabilities. During this post, I will cover how you can use the Billing Console as your hub for managing your billing, payments, and cost management workflows. Getting […]

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Getting Started with AWS Budgets

In the cloud world, cost management is quickly becoming an aspect of everyone’s job. AWS Budgets lets you set custom budgets that alert you when you exceed (or are forecasted to exceed) the thresholds that you set. In this post, we be covering how you can use AWS Budgets to set a custom cost budget […]

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Cost Management at re:Invent: Key Takeaways

And just like that, the Expo Hall portion of the re:Invent conference is officially closed for 2019! The AWS Cost Management booth staff would like to thank the hundreds of you who took the time to stop by and share anecdotes about your cloud financial management journey with us. We also appreciate your feedback on […]

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Cost Management at re:Invent: Savings Plans, Cost Categories, and more!

Hey there, everyone! As you all know, it’s re:Invent time, which means that there are a whole lot of exciting launches and ideas. I’m hanging out for most of the week at the AWS Cost Management kiosk in the AWS Village with a group of cost management and optimization experts (including Alee Whitman) — and […]

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