AWS Cloud Financial Management

Category: Best Practices

Getting Started with AWS Savings Plans

Some of you have reached out asking to learn more about purchasing and managing Savings Plans. The inimitable Jeff Barr already covered most of the need-to-know content in this post (which you should absolutely read right now if you haven’t), but here’s how the brave new world of Savings Plans fits into the AWS Cost […]

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 […]

Student Focus: Keeping an Eye on Your AWS Costs and Usage

A chill is in the air, the holiday season is approaching, and some of you are using AWS for the first time. Whether you’re a student or a researcher or even a newly-minted software engineer, here are some helpful tips for keeping tabs on your costs as you build out your next big idea (or […]

Understanding your AWS Cost Datasets: A Cheat Sheet

Over the course of my time here at AWS, I have yet to meet two companies who structure their financial processes in the same way. For this reason, AWS provides several cost datasets tailored to help you better understand your AWS usage, allowing you to account for the unique way that you run your business. […]

Tips and Tricks for Exploring your Data in AWS Cost Explorer

When it comes to operating in the cloud, it’s always best to have more information than you need. Last time I covered how anyone can get started slicing and dicing AWS cost and usage information using AWS Cost Explorer, but what happens when you need to dive even deeper into your cost and usage data? […]

Monitoring your AWS Marketplace Costs and Usage

The AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors, which makes it easier to find, test, buy, and deploy software on AWS. Using AWS Marketplace, you can buy a wide variety of software solutions that meet your database, storage, security, business intelligence, and other business needs. Recently, AWS […]

A Beginner’s Guide to AWS Cost Management

Moving to the Cloud has changed the way that organizations relate to, and account for, their costs. With the advent of pay-as-you-go pricing, decentralized resource procurement, and a wider breadth of product functionality than ever before, organizations had to change the way they approached their IT-based financial processes. The AWS Cost Management product suite gives […]