AWS Cost Management

Launch: Controlling AWS CloudTrail Costs Using AWS KMS Event Filtering

AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of your AWS account. With CloudTrail, you can log, continuously monitor, and retain account activity related to actions across your AWS infrastructure. CloudTrail provides event history of your AWS account activity, including actions taken through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, […]

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Cost Management at re:Invent: Key Takeaways

And just like that, the Expo Hall portion of the re:Invent conference is officially closed for 2019! The AWS Cost Management booth staff would like to thank the hundreds of you who took the time to stop by and share anecdotes about your cloud financial management journey with us. We also appreciate your feedback on […]

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Cost Management at re:Invent: Savings Plans, Cost Categories, and more!

Hey there, everyone! As you all know, it’s re:Invent time, which means that there are a whole lot of exciting launches and ideas. I’m hanging out for most of the week at the AWS Cost Management kiosk in the AWS Village with a group of cost management and optimization experts (including Alee Whitman) — and […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Cloud Economics Sessions at AWS re:Invent 2019

  AWS helps customers drive business value and optimize cloud spend. Yet, understanding these drivers and how to maximize the benefits of AWS requires education and practices. AWS Cloud Economics helps customers build business cases beyond pure cost savings and helps customers on the platform optimize financial practices & costs. AWS Cloud Economics team works […]

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Tips and Tricks for Exploring your Data in AWS Cost Explorer (Part 2)

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? […]

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Launch: AWS Service Catalog Integration with AWS Budgets

It is a uniquely difficult challenge to build a product that unifies something complex into something approachable and immediately usable. This theme was explored in a recent post about AWS Marketplace cost management, and today we’re going to dive into my new obsession: AWS Service Catalog. AWS Service Catalog gives you the ability to create […]

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Launch: AWS Budgets Integration with AWS Chatbot

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m not sure about the state of your inbox, but mine could certainly use some spring (summer) cleaning. And, based on the emails currently stacking up—my abject apologies if these missives belong to any of you—it appears that many of you are in the same boat. With the noble goal of helping […]

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