AWS Cloud Financial Management
Category: Best Practices
Optimize your x86-based Amazon EC2 Workloads
This post will show how you can optimize your x86 Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute workloads with no architectural changes. We will focus on improving price-to-performance without introducing engineering overhead, large planning cycles and significant time investment. The optimizations mentioned today require no application engineering and can be done quickly. The focal point of this post is showing the benefits of running your x86 EC2 workloads on AMD based EC2 instances to achieve at least 10% cost savings.
Understand your AWS bill with the right cost allocation strategy
Effective cost tracking and allocation is crucial to operating in the cloud. With the right strategies and AWS tools, you can access and provide cost and usage data that aligns with your business objectives, helping you manage and optimize your cloud spend with increased understanding and accountability across your AWS bill. Learn about and see cost allocation strategies in action to help you understand your AWS bill.
The benefits of cloud adoption in the life sciences industry
Life sciences organizations are grappling with increased competition and the need to maintain profitability, while navigating a complex regulatory environment. To tackle these challenges, many are migrating to the cloud to accelerate innovation and enhance productivity. The Hackett Group evaluated the business benefits and trends of cloud adoption for life sciences organizations.
ICYMI: Increase cost visibility, optimization, and overall CFM maturity
Check out these resources to learn how you can optimize cloud costs, increase cost visibility, establish your organizational CFM framework, implement automation, and understand what strategies contribute to the success of cloud-mature enterprises.
Kickstart your cost optimization efforts with confidence
How can you build a “team” that understands, executes, and optimizes CFM strategies that maximize business value from the cloud? We share ways you can accelerate your stakeholders’ optimization efforts, and establish and encourage cross-team communication to learn from each other, share what’s worked well, and accelerate best practice adoption.
Talk about cloud with a non-cloud audience
No matter where your company is in its cloud journey, moving to the cloud impacts employees on every level, even if they don’t work with cloud every day. Here are some tips and tricks to help you educate non-technical audiences on cloud costs essentials. Establishing this knowledge throughout your organization can support more informed decision-making and efficient resource allocation, increase understanding of overall cloud benefits, and ultimately drive business success.
How can I use AWS Budgets to track my spending and usage?
Monitoring your service costs and usage while scaling on AWS is often cited as a top customer concern. Learn how AWS Budgets can help make sure you don’t exceed your desired usage thresholds and overall budget, and keep your spend and usage in check.
How to create and enforce your tagging strategy for more granular cost visibility
In this post, we’ll show you what tools you can use, and how you can use them to define, implement, and enforce a tagging strategy that improves your organization’s cost awareness using AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Organizations, AWS Tag Editor, and AWS Config.
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 “, […]
Using AWS tools to implement your Cloud Financial Management strategy
To operationalize your CFM strategy, you need to identify what tools are available to help you allocate, visualize, and control your AWS cost and usage. In this blog, we’ll share our latest CFM Talk session, where we walk you through an example optimization (using AWS Graviton) to shed light on the framework for how you should think about each CFM pillar and layer tooling into your strategy.