AWS Cost Management

Category: Technical How-to

Cost Control Blog Series #2: Automate Cost Control using AWS Service Catalog and AWS Budgets

Customers let us know that they want native, automated spend management capability at the point of self-service resource provisioning. AWS Service Catalog allows you to pre-approve services for your users. With its integration with AWS Budgets, you can create and associate budgets with portfolios and products, and keep your developers informed the resource costs for them to run cost-aware workloads. In this blog post, we will walk you through how you can set up a serverless automated workflow to govern the cost for your AWS Service Catalog portfolio.

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Adapting procurement to payment (P2P) with AWS Purchase Order Management

Procurement and Account Payable (AP) teams are critical players in the IT Financial Management process.  They ensure the accurate and punctual purchase and payment of technology resources that organizations need. From the “traditional technology consumption” era, when organizations had a more structured approval and procurement cycle to acquire and stand up physical infrastructures, to the […]

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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. 

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How to build a chargeback/showback model for Savings Plans using the CUR

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 cost allocation model for Savings Plans (SP) using the data […]

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Organize your cost and usage data with AWS Cost Categories

Customers have let us know they want to better map their cost and usage data based on their needs, for example, organizations want to track business units that have consumed cloud resources to better manage those investments.  However, often times, they find cloud spend that cannot be traced back to the actual owners, and therefore […]

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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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Querying your AWS Cost and Usage Report using Amazon Athena

The AWS Cost & Usage Report contains the most comprehensive information available on your costs and usage. To extract value quickly from your AWS Cost & Usage Report, query the underlying data source using Amazon Athena. The Athena serverless interactive query service directly queries the information in your Amazon S3 bucket, and analyzes it using […]

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