AWS Cost Management Resources Center

Learning center for cloud value and financial management

As you migrate workloads to the cloud and increase your consumption of cloud services, it is critical to have a comprehensive view of the cloud value, track and effectively manage the cloud usage and cost.

In our resources center, you can watch featured sessions from AWS re:Invent and Online Tech Talk, read our selected cost management blogs, and download AWS Cloud Financial Management eBook.  Start your learning journey today and learn about ways to quantify the value of the cloud, and improve the performance of your workload while optimizing your cloud financials.


451 Research Paper

Cloud Financial Management Small Changes Can Make Big Impacts

A Q1 2020 451 Research study found that adopting CFM practices can reduce on average 56% of cloud costs. Enterprises that adopted CFM practices also received benefits to wider enterprise objectives including growing revenue through increased business agility, increasing operational resilience to decrease risk, improved profitability and the potential for increased staff productivity. Our recommendation is that enterprises should start using CFM practices now: small changes can have big impacts, and these benefits increase with maturity. 

Download this report and learn how you can apply CFM practices today to drive more value for your organization.

Learn about ways to understand, quantify and optimize the cloud value for your organizations with AWS methodologies, right instance types, and pricing models.

Building the business case for your customers

Transitioning from traditional IT to the cloud unlocks tremendous value for customers, beyond the total cost of ownership (TCO). As your customers consider their next IT investment, they will need help understanding the business value generated by the AWS Cloud. In this breakout session, we introduce the AWS Cloud Value Framework and explain how we can help you build the business case to justify your customers’ cloud investment. A real-world experience from an AWS partner is also featured in this session.

Managing your cloud financials as you scale on AWS

Cloud financial management is a set of capabilities that allows customers to successfully manage, optimize, and predict cloud costs. In this session, you learn fundamentals of cloud financial management with AWS and how to build a cost-conscious culture in your organization without slowing down innovation. Guest speakers from Lyft will join us and share how they’ve accelerated cost optimization and improved cost visibility while growing their business with AWS.

Get started on your migration business case

When planning cloud migrations to AWS, knowledge is power. A clear baseline of what you have on premises is essential to evaluate your migration options. In this breakout session, we share different migration scenarios and how the AWS business case methodology can help you understand utilization of your on-premises resources, and how you can save cost and realize business value through AWS. TSO Logic, an AWS company, shares experiences that demonstrate how to simplify migration planning and their research on achieving cost savings by factoring in real-time utilization and Microsoft licenses.

How to detect and prevent fraud using Machine Learning

Looking to protect your company from anonymous activity and prevent bad-actor behavior? This session details how to implement a customized fraud detection and prevention solution using machine learning services, how to proactively identify these use cases, and how to implement changes to protect your enterprise and your customers.

Optimize performance and cost for your AWS compute

AWS offers a broad range of compute platforms. In this session, we talk about how to identify optimal EC2 instances for your workloads using AWS tools and services. We show you techniques and best practices to help you reduce cost and increase performance of your AWS workload.

Save up to 90% and run workloads on Spot Instances

Learn how to effectively harness Spot Instances for production workloads. Amazon EC2 Spot Instances allow you to use spare EC2 computing capacity, which is often 90 percent less expensive than On-Demand prices. 

Better, faster, cheaper compute: Cost-optimizing Amazon EC2

It’s easier than ever to grow your compute capacity and enable new types of cloud computing applications while maintaining the lowest TCO by blending Amazon EC2 Spot, On-Demand, and Reserved Instance purchase models. In this session, learn how to use the power of Amazon EC2 with other AWS services and features such as Auto Scaling, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, Amazon EMR, and AWS Batch to programmatically optimize costs while maintaining high performance and availability‚ all without breaking a sweat.

Dive deep on how to save with AWS Savings Plans

Savings Plans is a new flexible pricing model that provides savings of up to 72 percent on Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate usage. Savings Plans offers significant savings over On Demand, just like Reserved Instances, but automatically reduces your bills on compute usage across any AWS Region, even as your usage changes.

Best practices for Amazon S3 (including storage classes)

Learn best practices for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) security, data protection, storage management, cost optimization, and more. In this session, we look at common Amazon S3 use cases and ways to manage large volumes of data within Amazon S3. Learn more about our latest feature enhancements and how you can get started with each of them. We also talk about ways to monitor and visualize your storage environment.

Serverless at scale: Design patterns and optimizations

You’ve built your first serverless application, and it works beautifully. As traffic increases, you might discover that small changes make a big difference in performance or cost. In this session, we explore the common challenges that customers encounter at scale with early serverless architectures and the approaches to optimize them.

Guidelines and design patterns for optimizing cost in Amazon S3

Effective cost optimization across Amazon S3 storage classes can require different approaches, depending on application latency and access patterns. In this session, we review key cost optimization guidelines for storing data in both synchronous and asynchronous storage classes. We also share design patterns for common Amazon S3 workloads to help you optimize for cost while meeting workload performance requirements.

How you can scale up with Amazon EC2 for up to 90% less

Join this session to hear how organizations are consuming more Amazon EC2 compute for less, with intelligent workload automation and continuous cost optimization that leverages Amazon EC2 Spot Instances and Reserved Instance management. This presentation is brought to you by Spotinst, an APN Partner.

Running lean architectures: How to be cost-effective on AWS

Everybody can save money on AWS by optimizing your architecture! This session reviews a wide range of cost-optimization strategies, featuring real-world examples. In addition to Reserved Instances, we have a special focus on Spot Instances to get a discount of up to 90 percent. We also talk about leveraging AWS Auto Scaling, caching and offloading content to Amazon CloudFront to reduce backend load, and much more. Running serverless? Learn how to cut costs on serverless through minimizing AWS Lambda execution time and maximizing networking throughput. Additionally, we cover optimizing training and inference costs for machine learning on AWS.

AWS Management and Governance services

AWS management and governance services can help your organization become and remain agile while enabling you to maintain control over costs, compliance, and security. Join us to hear AWS service leaders discuss their vision and the latest launches from the AWS management and governance teams, including innovations you can leverage now from Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Config, AWS Organizations, AWS Service Catalog, AWS Control Tower, AWS Systems Manager, and much more. We are joined onstage by current AWS customers who discuss how they use management and governance services today.

What’s new in compute?

In this session, Dave Brown, vice president, Amazon EC2, introduces the latest innovations in the compute space, announcing new compute capabilities as well as walking you through a few key services and features, including Amazon EC2 instances, EC2 networking, EC2 Spot Instances, Amazon Lightsail, and AWS Outposts. Dave is joined by Matt Garman, vice president of AWS compute services, to share some of the history of AWS as well as insights into the underlying thinking that makes the AWS compute business unique.

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AWS Well-Architected Framework

The Well-Architected Framework has been developed to help cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications. Based on five pillars — operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization — the Framework provides a consistent approach for customers and partners to evaluate architectures, and implement designs that will scale over time.

The Well-Architected Framework describes key concepts, design principles, and architectural best practices for designing and running workloads on AWS.

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The Well-Architected Cost Optimization Pillar focuses on providing guidance to help customers avoid unnecessary costs and scale to meet business needs.

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The Well-Architected Framework and Cost Optimization Pillar were recently updated to include Cloud Financial Management best practices and guidance.

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