Are you aware of cloud resources and the cost of cloud you spend there? Understanding cloud spend is extremely difficult when your cloud infrastructure is changing every day, and the monthly bill contains huge data
How do you know the cost of cloud spend on each instance and take a smart decision?As far as cost of cloud is concerned, spending on AWS EC2 instances is so complex and the user should be provided with visibility so that they can monitor the cost of EC2 instances.
Now the question arises how visibility on cloud help in reducing cost of EC2 instances
There are many advantages to it. Some of them are mentioned below:
- With the help of cloud visibility, the cost of EC2 instances is easy to predict and manage.
- Cloud visibility helps to visualize the total cost of EC2 instances which the user would be spending monthly.
- It provides the Users a prediction so that they can spend their money on EC2 instances according to their budget.
- Users can auto scale their instances based on the demand requirements which they can visualize with the help of cloud visibility. The best part is they pay only for the resources they use.
How Centilytics help into instance cost over time
Centilytics provides a granular insight which is called instance cost over time. It helps the user to categorize between the instance families. They would be able to know how much they spend on each instance type. They can count the total cost as per the number of hours the instances have been used. Apart from all these they can also forecast the timing in which the instances are being used.
This insight provides the following data set:
- Time stamp: This column displays about the timing of the product family in which the instances have been used. It is sorted in ascending and descending order.
- Instance type: EC2 product family type is displays in this column.It shows the cost distribution of your total cost spent on EC2 i.e. apart from compute what all other components of EC2 are being used. It can be sorted in ascending and descending order according to the cost with just a single click.
- Cost($): This column displays the cost corresponding to the product family. Cost can be sorted in ascending and descending order with a just single click.
- Usage (Hrs) : This column displays the usage corresponding to the instance type. cost can be sorted in ascending and descending order with a just single click.
|Start Date||Selecting this filter will set a custom start date and data will be displayed accordingly.|
|Time zone||Selecting this filter will allow user to view data as per a convenient time zone and is helpful in case of time and regional difference.|
|Cost Type||User can apply this filter to choose between blended and unblended cost. A blended cost represents a unified cost that the user pays for services such as S3, EC2, RDS and several other services running in his/her account. In comparison, an unblended cost represents a non-unified cost in which each type of usage with a specific rate gets its own line on the bill.|
|Region||Applying region filter will display data corresponding to the selected region|
|Round off||Applying this filter will allow user to view cost in exact decimals. For e.g.- giving input ‘2’ will allow user to view cost up to 2 decimal points|
|End date||Selecting this filter will set a custom end date and data will be displayed accordingly.|
|Account Id||Applying account Id filter will display data for the selected account Id.|
|Refund||User can apply this filter to choose between options to either include or exclude refund (if applicable)|
|Resource Tags||Applying resource tags filter will display data which will have the selected resource tag. For eg- If the user has tagged any resource using a tag named environment, then selecting environment from the resource tags filter will display all the data accordingly|