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Cost Optimisation

Last updated: 09 January 2020

Cloud Conformity offers the Cost Optimisation add-on package that provides extensive tools for understanding, forecasting, optimising, and monitoring your AWS expenditure.

5 key features are offered with the Cost Optimisation add-on:

  1. Additional Cost Rules - see Cost Rules for more details.
  2. Cost Reports - reporting tools and visualisations to breakdown, understand and forecast your AWS costs.
  3. Cost Monitoring - rules and alerts for when your AWS costs exceed set benchmarks.
  4. Cost Opportunities - identify potentially unnecessary costs and follow a step by step guide to eliminate those costs.
  5. Cost Summary and Forecast - high level metrics and forecasted costs for your AWS account(s).

Pricing

See Cost Optimisation & Management package on Pricing page.

Setup Cost Optimisation

  1. Add Cost Optimisation add-on package to your account. You can do this
    1. While adding a Cloud Conformity account
    2. After you’ve added the Cloud Conformity account
  2. Provide access to AWS Cost Billing Bucket

When viewing a Master Billing account, the metrics and data in the Cost Optimisation tool are dependent on the Accounts Cloud Conformity has access to.

Access Cost Optimisation dashboard

  1. Select an Account where Cost Optimisation package has been enabled
  2. Click on Open dashboard
  3. Access all cost tools via the Cost Management dashboard

API

Checks generated by Cost Rules can be accessed via the Cloud Conformity Checks API.

FAQs

How far will the data go back when Cost Optimisation is enabled?

Twelve months


How do I disable my Cost Optimisation add-on?

Conformity administrators can disable the Cost Optimisation add-on for specific accounts in an organization by going to Administration > Subscriptions > pick an account and click Update > under Current subscription options deselect the Cost-optimisation addon > Next > Update.

If you do not have the Admin access, raise a support request.