#Tools

AWS Cost Report

Use the AWS Cost report to analyze cost data found in your AWS Cost & Usage Report across all of your consolidated or linked AWS accounts. This report provides a breakdown of your costs for EC2, RDS, and S3 resources. The AWS Cost report is generated daily after initial setup. This report is an ideal place to start your right sizing planning because it allows you to quickly understand your infrastructure spend on an operational level, such as identifying an over-reliance on On-Demand resources used for predictable, long-term workloads (more suited for reservations and savings plans) or those that might be less critical and time sensitive (more suited for Spot instances).

AWS EC2 Right Sizing

Use the AWS EC2 Right Sizing report to analyze cost data found in your AWS Cost & Usage Report across all of your consolidated or linked AWS accounts. This report provides 3 important dimensions of your EC2 utilization: cost-to-memory, cost-to-CPU, and CPU-to-memory. Each recommendation found in your AWS EC2 Right Sizing report compares your EC2’s attributes and utilization against the most currently available AWS SKU Library to determine what combination woud best suit your existing workload needs.

Azure VM Right Sizing

Compare your current virtual machines against Azure’s most recent SKUs to find the best fit for your workloads and your budget. The Azure VM Right Sizing report enables you to leverage your historic workloads to truly right-size your resources. You can add optional constraints (such as CPU utilization limits) to further contextualize recommendations and highlight different savings opportunities across your portfolio. By default, this report shows your top 10 recommendations.

Bill Analysis Guides

CloudWisdom’s Bill Analysis tool uncomplicates the task of tracking and budgeting your AWS or Azure Cloud spend. This tool reads the Cost Explorer data from your AWS or Azure account 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 or Azure datasource enabled on your account.

Cost Reports

Cost reports enable you to easily identify expensive instances and compare them against utilization, type, elements, and tags. These multi-dimensional reports also break down information like total versus individual instance costs and even how much each instance state (Reserved, On-Demand) costs. Custom tagging is another easy way to group your instances. Cost Reports are generated once per week. It may take up to 7 days before your first report is available.

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 AWS Bill Analysis reports or creating Azure Bill Analysis reports AWS 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.

Create a Monthly Cost Report

AWS Bill Analysis Report To use the AWS 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.

EC2 Recommendations

This report compares your EC2s and utilization data to the most currently available SKU library in AWS to determine what combination would best suit your existing workload needs. You can also add optional constraints (such as CPU utilization not exceeding a particular level) to filter down recommendation results and highlight different savings opportunities. By default, this report shows your top 10 recommendations. Visualization Options How to Switch Between Views Click CONFIGURE.

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 Cost & Usage Reports 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.