Cloud Financial 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

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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.

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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 Cloud Financial 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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