AWS Cost Management

Cost Tagging and Reporting with AWS Organizations

Voiced by Amazon Polly   Organized, meaningful cost and usage data helps make informed decisions for your cloud investment. AWS provides various resources and tools to help you organize resources and accounts, such as AWS Cost Categories, AWS Control Tower, and AWS Organizations. AWS Organizations is a great service to centrally manage and govern your […]

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How unit metrics help create alignment between business functions

Voiced by Amazon Polly   As the last blog in the Unit Metric series (intro, what is unit metric, selecting a unit metric to support your business, unit metrics in practice – lesson learned), we’ll share how unit metrics is instrumental in gaining alignment across business functions. High quality unit metrics create an opportunity to […]

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Discovering and Deleting Incomplete Multipart Uploads to Lower Amazon S3 Costs

  This blog post is contributed by Steven Dolan, Senior Enterprise Support TAM Amazon S3’s multipart upload feature allows you to upload a single object to an S3 bucket as a set of parts, providing benefits such as improved throughput and quick recovery from network issues. In general, when your object size reaches 100 MB, […]

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Unit metrics in practice – lessons learned

Voiced by Amazon Polly We hope by now you have a good grasp of what a unit metric is and how you can create your own to evaluate the efficiency of resources usage or project your future spend. Before you jump into action, here are some of the lessons learned along the way we’ve experienced both […]

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Selecting a unit metric to support your business

Voiced by Amazon Polly   Having discussed what unit metrics are, real-life use cases, and the benefits they offer, we’ll share how you can create a good unit metric. So, how do you pick a good denominator for our unit metric formula? A good demand driver has a statistically significant relationship to cloud usage. We are […]

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Update: Amazon ECS Product Name Change in the AWS Billing and Cost Management

Voiced by Amazon Polly   If you are currently using Amazon ECS and have set up your cost reporting with specific service filters to track your Amazon ECS cost and usage, please read this blog post. February 16, 2021, the product name of Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) was changed from “EC2 Container Service” to […]

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Cost Reporting Based on AWS Organizations Account ID Tags

This blog post shares how you can build cost reports based on AWS Organizations Account tags.  Learn how you can retrieve your account information, including tags from AWS Organizations, get your cost details from the AWS Cost Explorer API, and store this information in a CSV file in Amazon S3.

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What is a unit metric?

Voiced by Amazon Polly From time to time, customers will ask me questions like, “my AWS bills are going up and I don’t know whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing?” Did the bill go up because you’re operating more workloads in the cloud or is it because you’re using AWS inefficiently? Perhaps […]

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Unit Metric – The Touchstone of your IT Planning and Evaluation

Voiced by Amazon Polly   Throughout your IT planning and evaluation cycle, you will have questions about how much you should budget for your IT projects and how well your IT investments perform and contribute to your businesses.  AWS provides you with tools and resources, such as AWS Pricing Calculator, AWS Budgets, AWS Cost Explorer, […]

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Finding savings from 2020 re:Invent announcements

Find cost savings from 2020 re:Invent announcements. Learn how you can save with Amazon EBS gp3; monitor and save your AWS Lambda cost with CloudWatch Lambda Insights; and save cost for your Amazon Athena usage with engine version 2 and control costs for your Athena workgroups with CloudWatch Query Metrics.

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