AWS Cost Management

Cost Explorer Forecasting API Improvement

Cost Explorer Forecasting API Improvement

We have further enhanced our forecasting algorithm to allow a same day start date so customers can always access and view their historical and predicted costs in their Cost Management console and via Cost Explorer API without any gaps. Prior to this change, the current date was an invalid start date for calls to GetCostForecast […]

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Cloud Financial Management services available in China

Launch: Cloud Financial Management services available in China

We are pleased to announce the AWS Cost Management suite of products is now available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, and in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet.  The services and features include AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, AWS Cost and Usage Report (CUR), Reserved Instances Recommendation and Reporting, and EC2 […]

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What’s New in the AWS Well-Architected Cost Optimization Pillar

We recently released an updated version of the Cost Optimization pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework with a heavy focus on Cloud Financial Management. Since releasing the AWS Well-Architected Tool at re:Invent 2018, we’ve continued to work with customers, partners, and other AWS subject matter experts to understand how we can improve the tool and […]

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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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Getting Started: Tracking AWS Cost Management Metrics

Collecting and analyzing data is critical to gaining valuable insights into your business and evaluating the effectiveness of your processes. Similar to how you measure your organizational activities, it is important to measure your AWS cost and usage efficiency metrics. This blog post introduces 5 key cost management metrics that you can use to help […]

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Leveraging the CFM lever to move your business world

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world” – Archimedes. 451 Research’s recent whitepaper “Cloud Financial Management, Small Changes Can Make Big Impacts” (April 2020) highlights how organizations who are able to embrace the CFM lever correctly are able to accelerate both top […]

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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: AWS Cost Explorer Rightsizing Recommendations Integrates with AWS Compute Optimizer

AWS Cost Explorer now delivers rightsizing recommendations across EC2 instance families through an integration with AWS Compute Optimizer, adding to existing support for rightsizing recommendations within the same instance family. To access Cost Explorer Rightsizing Recommendations, click on “Recommendations” in the left navigation pane, followed by “View All” in the “Resource optimization recommendations” section of the […]

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