AWS Cloud Financial Management
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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.
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.
Get cost estimates faster with AWS Pricing Calculator bulk import
AWS Pricing Calculator now supports the ability to bulk import Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, dedicated hosts and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes using a structured Excel template. The new feature will allow you to estimate a fleet of EC2- or EBS-based resources at a fraction of the time and allows for quick iterations.
How-to chargeback shared services: An AWS Transit Gateway example
In this blog, we will review how to define a chargeback and cost allocation strategy, and then walk you through a reference architecture to build and automate the chargeback process. The example will provide prescriptive guidance to chargeback AWS Transit Gateway costs.
Getting started with AWS Billing Conductor SKU pricing rules
AWS Billing Conductor (ABC) has launched SKU pricing rules, which allow you to change the rate for any resource running in your environment. In this blog, we’ll walk through how you can get started using this new feature, which lets you apply your chargeback method in a more targeted and consistent manner each month.
Optimize AWS costs without architectural changes or engineering overhead
Learn how you can optimize your current AWS footprint with little to no architectural changes. Focus on improving price-to-performance without introducing engineering overhead, large planning cycles, and significant time investment.
How to track your cost optimization KPIs with the KPI Dashboard
Now, with the KPI Dashboard, customers can track cost optimization across their organization and visualize realized savings. In this blog, we’ll walk through the various ways you can use the data in your KPI dashboard.
Using the right tools for your cloud cost forecasting
We’re at the final blog of our forecasting series! If you’ve been following along the past few weeks, you have explored creating a process for more effective forecasting, establishing a forecasting culture, and building driver-based forecasting. It is now time to put pen to paper and create your forecast. But where do you start? How […]
How to improve your cloud cost forecasting
It’s that time of year again, when companies are starting their 2023 planning. Since technology usage is often an organization’s highest expenditure after personnel costs, effectively forecasting cloud spend is vital to planning, negotiating, and achieving sustainable economies of scale as you grow and mature your business on the cloud. So, what can you can […]
ICYMI: Defining account strategy, achieving consistent cost tracking, and getting even more Well-Architected
In order to take advantage of the cloud’s agility, scalability, and speed-to-innovation, it’s essential to establish cost visibility and accountability. Transparent and accurate cost attribution helps you: Reduce waste and increase cost efficiency Measure ROI and align spend with business objectives, and Provide meaningful and actionable cost insights to help make more informed decisions about […]