#Cost

Bill Analysis Guides

CloudWisdom’s Bill Analysis tool uncomplicates the task of tracking and budgeting your AWS Cloud spend. This tool reads the detailed billing data from your AWS account or consolidated billing family and breaks it down by cost allocation tags, services, and metadata. About These guide show you how to use the Bill Analysis tool using different scenarios; for a full list of features, see our Bill Analysis Documentation pages. The Bill Analysis tool requires at least one AWS datasource enabled on your account.

Create Budget Alerts

Budget Alerts can be set in the Bill Analysis tool using a combination of: Saved reports Send Daily Email Matching Conditions Read the guide on creating budget alerts before using this guide. Practice Create a daily Budget Alert of cost deltas above $5 for EC2 - Other Usage Types. Navigate to Cost Management > Bill Analysis. Select Quick ranges > Latest day. Select CONFIGURE. Select the EC2 - Other service.

Create a Monthly Cost Reports

To use the Bill Analysis tool, login to CloudWisdom and navigate to Cost Management > Bill Analysis. Create and Save a Monthly Total Cost Report Let’s say you want to explore a breakdown of your bill across AWS Availability Zones for the past month (30 days). How would you do that? Select Latest 30 days in the Quick ranges dropdown. Select CONFIGURE to open the configuration modal. Select Stacked View for the visualization, as we aren’t looking to compare periods in this report.

EC2 Reservation Recommendations

Avoid overbuying reserved resources with the EC2 Reservation Recommendation report. This report uses instance-hour usage data to compile multi-dimensional visualizations and provide tailor-fit purchasing recommendations to help you achieve longterm savings. An AWS integration with Detailed Billing must be enabled before using this report. This report helps you: Avoid overbuying reserved resources Decide on adequate reservation types for your use cases Get solid recommendations Visualize your total resource usage across multiple dimensions Visualization Options Switch Between Views Click CONFIGURE.

Explore Cost Deltas

Cost deltas are noticeable rises in resource cost discovered when comparing two distinct time periods in your AWS billing history. Measuring your cost deltas against the average application workload cost is a great way to discover opportunities to save. Read the guide on creating budget alerts before using this guide. In the previous guide, we created a Bill Analysis report that displays EC2 - Other costs from the Latest 30 Days broken down by Usage Type.

Filter RIs from Cost Analysis

Getting an accurate picture of your entire AWS bill requires looking at your costs from multiple perspectives. Examining dimensions like AWS Services, Reservations, and Storage usage individually often gives you new insights you wouldn’t otherwise have viewing them together as a whole. In this article, we’re going to show you how to filter out Reservations from your AWS Services Costs analysis. We want to do this because Reserved Instances have a unique pricing model in comparison to On-Demand instances.

Filtering Options

Filtering & Other Options All filtering and grouping for your report can be done by opening the CONFIGURE modal from the navigation panel. Filtering Options Services (EC2, Lambda, ELB) Attributes (AZ, Instance Type, Entity Name) Tags (Owner, Project, Application) Grouping Options Group By (Period, Attribute, Service) Show costs as (Blended, Unblended, Amortized) Limit (From One to All) Sort By (Service, Total Cost, Delta) Sort Order (Ascending or Descending) Matching Conditions The following conditions can be set to display data that is greater or less than the input value (either as a dollar amount or percentage).

Find Resources Missing Tags

You already have a tagging strategy in place and you’ve mastered exploring your costs by services, attributes, and tags. So what’s next? Another great way to discover savings opportunities (or simply gain more context for your bill) is to examine what hasn’t been given a particular value for a tag. The easiest way to find resources that are missing tags is to use the Bill Analysis tool. Prerequisites This guide assumes you have already created User-Defined Cost Allocation Tags from your AWS Console.

Report Table

Report Table Every report comes with a simple table of the visualized data. You can toggle ascending/descending across the columns; changes made to the table are automatically reflected in the visualization above. A CSV file containing this table can be obtained by clicking the Download button.

Save & Send Reports

Save & Send Reports To save a report: Click the SAVE button in the navigation panel; A Save AWS Service Cost Report modal appears. Input the Saved Report Name At this point, you may also enable Send Daily Email notifications for this report by toggling the feature to active. Emails are sent to your account email address by default, however, you can input any email address in the Send Email field.