Basics: Cost Savings

Introduction

Cost Savings give you a high-level overview of easy changes you can make to save potentially lots of money in your cloud deployment.

How To Use It

Navigate to Cost Savings.

 

 

Category Summaries

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This first portion of the report displays a concise total of expected savings available to your account. Alongside this total is a breakdown based on sub-totals from six areas reviewed by CloudCheckr.

In this example, you can see that of the ~$600 total possible monthly savings, over half is from idle resources! That is an easy fix.

 

Breakdown Summary by Category Type

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The lower portion of the report provides a breakdown of each section with more details if you drill down.

Idle Resources

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Expanding any of the Idle resource items will provide additional details about name, usage, cost, and region.

 

Unused Resources | Mis-provisioned Resources | Previous Generation Resources

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Likewise, expanding the Unused, Mis-Provisioned, or Previous Generation resource items will provide expanded views of IDs, Costs, Usage, Configurations, etc.

 

Reserved Purchase Recommendations

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Finally, Reserved Purchase Recommendations details changes that can be made to Reserved Instances for additional savings.

 

Next Steps

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