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New Training: Work with Cost and Usage Reports

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 3, 2021

In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Bart Castle teaches you how to maintain visibility over your organization’s spending at AWS. Gain an understanding of how these tools can ensure visibility over critical aspects of your AWS deployment. Watch this new AWS training.

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This training includes:

  • 5 videos

  • 32 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Cost and Usage: Setting Up Reports

  • Cost and Usage: Deploying an Analysis Solution

  • Cost and Usage: Preparing the Report Data for Analysis

  • Cost and Usage Dashboard: Connecting Quicksight to Athena

  • Cost and Usage Dashboard: Configuring Widgets

How to Monitor Your IT Spend in AWS

One of the primary concerns organizations have when moving to the public cloud is cost. With access to various cloud-native workloads, various cloud storage tiers, and hundreds of cloud-based services, organizations can quickly rack up quite a bill in public cloud services without proper oversight and planning. Luckily, organizations do have services that they can leverage to monitor, optimize, and track spending on cloud services to track their cloud-spending habits and minimize the spending on unnecessary cloud-based services.

When it comes to AWS, organizations can leverage the AWS cloud-native service through AWS Billing and Cost Management. This service allows organizations to monitor their spend on cloud services and set alarms to notify administrators when they are approaching crossing their predefined monthly budget. By providing this initiative cloud-native service, organizations can remove the unnecessary worry around unwanted costs in the public cloud allowing for effective use of on-demand cloud resources.

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