AWS Cost Management

Category: Reserved Instance Reporting

Public Beta: AWS Cost Categories

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. […]

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Customer Obsession: AWS Cost & Usage Report Technical Documentation

AWS is unlike any other place I’ve ever worked. I’m not just saying this just because my 10-month-old Samoyed puppy is snoozing at my feet as I write this from my daily 20th floor downtown Seattle perch or because an engineer just stopped by with a spare General Porpoise donut for me that survived standup […]

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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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Launch: AWS Budgets Reports

Starting today, you can opt in to daily, weekly, or monthly AWS Budgets Reports emails using AWS Budgets. This tool allows you (and other organization members) to quickly and easily keep an eye on costs, usage, and reservations—all without having to log in to the AWS Management Console. This post walks you through the process […]

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to AWS Cost Management

Moving to the Cloud has changed the way that organizations relate to, and account for, their costs. With the advent of pay-as-you-go pricing, decentralized resource procurement, and a wider breadth of product functionality than ever before, organizations had to change the way they approached their IT-based financial processes. The AWS Cost Management product suite gives […]

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