AWS Cost Management Resources Center

Learning center for cloud value and financial management

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

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

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Business Value on AWS

See how other leaders have built the business case for cloud.


Small Changes can Make Big Impacts

Understand why you should be using Cloud Financial Management practices.

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AWS Cloud Financial Management Guide

How to plan, evolve, and optimize your IT Finance Management practices.

AWS 2020 re:Invent Sessions

Check out these featured IT Financial Management and Cloud Economics sessions that you should not miss.

Improve your strategic IT planning

The cloud has changed how technology and finance teams budget and plan for technology investments. Rather than planning months or years in advance, leaders need a more dynamic process to align with changing business needs, and they need a framework to articulate the economic value being created by technology investments. In this session, learn how you can use Migration Evaluator and cloud value benchmarking to develop your migration business case. Additionally, learn how you can use AWS Budgets to manage your cost commitments and how you can leverage AWS Purchase Order Management to configure and track POs for future usage.

Billing control and cost management

Organization leaders want to “let builders build” while avoiding cost surprises. AWS offers tools to help you consolidate billing, create permission controls, and establish a unified view of your costs by member (linked) accounts. AWS also provides resources to help you monitor spend and, ultimately, take timely action to prevent unnecessary overage. In this session, learn cost control best practices and how you can use services such as AWS Budgets, AWS Cost Explorer, and other AWS Billing and Cost Management services to prevent cost overruns and manage spend without slowing innovation.

Cost Allocation Best Practices on AWS

In order to establish cost visibility and accountability, organizations are looking to present and allocate AWS costs to relevant teams, projects, or initiatives. An effective cost allocation model starts with a clean AWS account structure, resource tagging, organization strategies, and internal alignment on how to allocate shared costs. In this session, learn how you can use AWS cost management solutions, including cost allocation tags, Cost Categories, tag policies, AWS Cost Explorer, and AWS Cost & Usage Report, to establish the cost allocation model for your organization and encourage cost-conscious cloud consumption.

Catch more potential online fraud faster with Amazon Fraud Detector

Globally each year, organizations lose tens of billions of dollars to online fraud. Amazon Fraud Detector, released earlier this year, allows organizations around the globe to take advantage of over 20+ years of fraud detection expertise at Amazon using machine learning. Learn how Amazon fraud mitigation strategies influenced the development of Amazon Fraud Detector, and hear how organizations are applying it with successful outcomes.

Optimize compute for performance and cost

It’s easier than ever to grow your compute capacity and enable new types of cloud computing applications while maintaining the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) by blending EC2 Spot Instances, On-Demand Instances, and Savings Plans purchase models. In this session, learn how to use the power of EC2 Fleet with AWS services such as Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, Amazon EMR, and AWS Batch to programmatically optimize costs while maintaining high performance and availability. Dive deep into cost-optimization patterns for workloads such as containers, web services, CI/CD, batch, big data, and more.

Accelerating outcomes and migrations with Savings Plans

Savings Plans is a flexible pricing model that allows you to save up to 72 percent on Amazon EC2, AWS Fargate, and AWS Lambda. Many AWS users have adopted Savings Plans since its launch in November 2019 for the simplicity, savings, ease of use, and flexibility. In this session, learn how many organizations use Savings Plans to drive more migrations and business outcomes. Hear from Comcast on their compute transformation journey to the cloud and how it started with RIs. As their cloud usage evolved, they adopted Savings Plans to drive business outcomes such as new architecture patterns.

Learn about ways to understand, quantify and optimize the value of AWS for your organizations with AWS methodologies, resource selections, 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.

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AWS Cost Management Blog

Discover the latest cloud financial management news from AWS.

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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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