Tag: Cost Allocation
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.
ICYMI: Designing cost allocation strategies, tracking effectiveness of cloud adoption, and laying foundation for cost optimization
Having access to real-time data is a clear perk of the cloud. To help you maximize the value of the cloud, we’ve curated three AWS resources to help you organize, allocate, and visualize this data.
AWS Cost Categories allows you to categorize your cost and usage information precisely to your organizational structure and cost allocation needs such as teams, cost centers, geography, applications, and more. Learn more!
As we start this cost allocation discussion with a customer they often ask: How do I allocate cloud costs to various company cost centers? Which of my lines of business, teams, or organizations drove increased spend and usage?
How can I make sure end users are accountable for their spend? How do I deal with shared cost resources?
As you establish and implement your cost allocation model, AWS equips you with tools and resources to organize accounts and resources (e.g. AWS Organizations), improve visibility into detailed cost and usage data (e.g. AWS Cost and Usage Reports), and group cost and usage information into meaningful groups by your own rule (e.g. AWS Cost Categories). For customers who want to understand what premium 3rd party solutions are available to help you better organize and report your cost in preparation for chargeback or showback in your organizations, AWS Partner Network has verified partners that can offer cloud management solutions to help customers manage and optimize AWS environments. In this blog post, we will share how you can leverage Apptio Cloudability to build your cost allocation strategy.
Cost Allocation Blog Series #4: Visualize Data Transfer Costs with Cost and Usage Reports, Athena, and QuickSight
The right level of visibility into the shared costs allows organizations to understand the main drivers for these costs and provides insights into cost optimization opportunities. In this blog post, we will share tips on how you can visualize data transfer cost details available in AWS Cost and Usage Reports (AWS CUR) for analysis using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight.
Tagging is one of the most foundational steps that you need to take in order to establish a meaningful cost allocation model. Customers asked us how you can ensure teams consistently create and apply the resources tags based on the tagging strategy. In this blog, we will share recommendations on how your team, especially your AWS administrators, can enforce and validate your resource tags.
Tagging, as a great way to define the ownership and usage purpose of your resources in the format of metadata, allows you to quickly manage and filter your resources and trace costs back to the right entities. In this blog post, we will share his advice on how you use the two types of cost allocation tags: AWS-generated and User-defined.
This blog is contributed by Shankar Ramachandran, Solutions Architect, Optimization Enterprise customers who leverage consolidated billing on AWS often have the need to do internal cost allocation. This can be challenging, particularly when using pricing models such as Savings Plans. In this blog post, we will provide prescriptive guidance on how to build an equitable […]
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. […]