AWS Cost Management

Category: AWS Cost Explorer

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

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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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 […]

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Launch: Resource Optimization Recommendations

AWS now generates custom Amazon EC2 resource optimization recommendations, calculating ideal configurations based on your past usage. Using these recommendations in the AWS Cost Management product suite, you can identify opportunities for cost efficiency and act on them by terminating idle instances and rightsizing under-used instances. You can find these recommendations on the new, unified […]

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Launch: Usage-Based Forecasting now Available in AWS Cost Explorer

Forecasting is an essential part of staying on top of your cloud costs and usage, and becomes even more important as your business scales. AWS Cost Explorer now gives you the ability to create custom usage forecasts to gain a line of sight into your expected future costs. Learn more about getting started with AWS […]

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Launch: Instance Family Coverage Budgets

AWS’s dizzyingly fast launch cadence (across 165+ services) can make it difficult for anyone to stay up to date on recent releases. In that vein, I was recently reading through the AWS Cost Management Release Notes, and I was reminded of a recent feature release that’s a quick win if you want to keep a […]

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Launch: Reservation Expiration Alerts

Reservations, sometimes referred to as Reserved Instances, allow you to achieve significant savings (sometimes up to 75%) as compared to On-Demand Instance usage costs. The savings is in exchange for committing to a 1- or 3-year term of usage. Reservation models are offered for Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and Amazon […]

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