Basics: Cost Savings

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

To access the Cost Savings feature, go to the left navigation pane and choose Cost Savings.

Category Summaries

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

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

Idle Resources

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

Unused, Mis-Provisioned, and 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. 

Next Steps

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