Cost Savings

The Cost Savings report provides a summary of possible AWS savings. CloudCheckr uses information from our Best Practices Cost Checks to demonstrate the possible savings for your account.


Category Summaries


This 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.


Breakdown Summary by Category Type


The lower portion of the report provides more detail into the Resources sub-totals above.


Idle Resources


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


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


Reserved Purchase Recommendations


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


Which Best Practice Checks Inform Each Category?

Each of the six main sections of Cost Savings is updated on a daily basis based on the aggregated results from your Cost Best Practice Checks. Each of the sections is populated with data from the following Best Practice Checks:

Idle Resources:
Idle EC2 Instances
Idle ElastiCache Nodes
Idle Elastic Load Balancers
Idle RDS DB Instances
Idle DynamoDB Tables
Idle Redshift Nodes

Unused Resources:
Unattached EBS Volumes
Unused Elastic IP Addresses
Unused Elastic Load Balancers
Unused DynamoDB Tables
Unused WorkSpace(s)

Mis-provisioned Resources:  
RDS PIOPS Volumes Should Be Converted To General Purpose SSD
EBS PIOPS Volumes Should Be Converted To General Purpose SSD

Previous Generation Resources:
Previous Generation EC2 Instances Should Be Migrated
Previous Generation RDS DB Instances Should Be Migrated
Previous Generation ElastiCache Nodes Should Be Migrated

Reserved Purchase Recommendations:
EC2 Reserved Instance Purchase Recommendations
RDS Reserved DB Instance Purchase Recommendations
ElastiCache Reserved Node Purchase Recommendations
Redshift Reserved Nodes Purchase Recommendations

Excessive Costs Incurred For A Glacier Restore
Convert to RDS SQL Server Web Edition