AWS Cloud Financial Management

ICYMI: Manage and control your Amazon S3 storage costs, cloud architecture patterns, and resource configuration changes

Organizations on the cloud are looking to balance business agility with the right level of cost control to avoid surprises. To do this, you need to apply cost optimization principles in the design, delivery, and maintenance of your AWS environments. Proper management and control of your costs facilitates optimal resource utilization, achieves an outcome at the lowest possible price point, and meets your functional requirements.

To help, we’ve selected this month’s top 3 resources to help expand your organization’s ability to manage and control your costs, and increase visibility and control over its AWS cloud architecture and resources.

[AWS Storage Blog]

1. Manage Amazon S3 storage costs granularly and at scale using S3 Intelligent-Tiering

By choosing the right storage architecture, customers are empowered to quickly experiment and migrate to AWS. This blog shows the different ways you can use S3 Intelligent-Tiering on individual S3 buckets, or at scale across multiple S3 buckets, to manage and optimize storage costs, and without performance impact or operational overhead. Companies of any size can adopt this proactive approach to storage cost savings as part of its broader cloud cost optimization strategy.

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[AWS Architecture Blog]

2. Maintain visibility over the use of cloud architecture patterns

Cloud architecture patterns are used by cloud platform and enterprise architecture teams to provide guidance based on different use cases. In a large organization, cloud platform teams often have limited governance over cloud deployments. This lack of control or visibility can lead to inefficiencies, misconfigurations, and insufficient feedback loops to inform cloud platform roadmaps. Explore this integrated approach that enables cloud platform teams to maintain visibility into the adoption of cloud architecture patterns using AWS Service Catalog and QuickSight, and build a release management process around them.

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[AWS Cloud Operations & Migrations Blog]

3. How to get a daily report for your resources configuration changes

AWS allows customers to build, experience, and innovate in their AWS accounts, resulting in dynamic environments. In addition to existing controls, Operations, Security, or Governance teams might want additional visibility into resource configuration changes. This blog takes you step-by-step through how to generate a scheduled resource configuration report that includes newly-added resources and resource configuration changes across your multi-account and multi-region AWS environment. Governance teams can review the report, identify risks, track the latest changes, and gain visibility over the environment.

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Gena Chung

Gena Chung

Gena is a Digital Campaigns Manager for AWS Billing and Cost Management services. She focuses on helping customers understand and adopt cloud financial management solutions to harness the value of the AWS cloud, and transform their business through cost transparency, control, forecasting, and optimization.