AWS Cost Management

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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: 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: 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: 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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