Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) is one of the most popular services of AWS and used by almost every Amazon cloud customer. And, in general, EC2 usage accounts for 70 to 75% of AWS bill for an average AWS user. Moreover, most of the underlying services like EBS, EIP, ELB, NAT, etc. are used in conjunction with EC2 service for deploying applications on AWS cloud.
So, several unique EC2-related line items can show up on your AWS bill, which will further make it even more difficult to comprehend what’s driving all that spending. A high-level view of the spend will not suffice. Because of this, it is critical to analyze EC2 usage and its spend breakdown by various dimensions like resource, instance type, services, accounts, and more while optimizing AWS costs.
To cater to this need and help our customers understand their AWS EC2 spend easily and efficiently, we have introduced the support for “EC2 Cost Analysis” in the ‘All-New’ Botmetric platform as part of its Cost Management and Governance’ Analyze feature.
Here’re the top features that the new Botmetric EC2 Cost Analysis offers:
1. Know your EC2 spend by instance type: You can quickly drill down and understand your total EC2 cost on AWS cloud split across different EC2 instance families. You can filter this further by various AWS accounts.
2. EC2 cost breakdown by sub services: We have brought together the cost of EBS, EIP, ELB, Data Transfer, NAT Gateway under EC2 cost analysis module so you can easily see what is your mix of total spend across various EC2 related services. You can filter this cost further for any AWS account or month so you can drill into specific details. We also encourage you to drill down this analysis for a particular instance family.
3. EC2 cost breakdown across different AWS accounts: You can split the EC2 cost across different AWS accounts in your master payer account so you can categorize them based on your usage.
4. Data export in CSV: We allow you to export different breakdown of EC2 cost into CSV file so you can use it for any internal analysis. The data export option allows you to see the cost breakdown by instance types, AWS accounts, related services, specific EC2 resources, etc.
You can access this feature in Botmetric Cloud Management Platform under Cost & Governance application in the Analyze Module. Please write to us with your feedback on what we can do better and where we can improve it further.
If you want to know some of the AWS EC2 cost saving tips that pro AWS users follow, read this Botmetric blog post. And if you want to know what are the other new features available in the new release of Botmetric, then take an exclusive 14-day trial or read the expert blog post by Botmetric Customer Success Manager, Richa Nath. Until our next blog post, do stay tuned with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for other interesting news from us!
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