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Take Control of Cloud Costs on AWS

Change the way you work to get full value from the cloud.

  • Traditional IT budgeting and procurement processes don't work for public cloud services.
  • The self-service nature of the cloud means that often the people provisioning cloud resources aren't accountable for the cost of those resources.
  • Without centralized control or oversight, organizations can quickly end up with massive AWS bills that exceed their IT salary cost.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Most engineers care more about speed of feature delivery and reliability of the system than they do about cost.
  • Often there are no consequences for over architecting or overspending on AWS.
  • Many organizations lack sufficient visibility into their AWS spend, making it impossible to establish accountability and controls.

Impact and Result

  • Define roles and responsibilities.
  • Establish visibility.
  • Develop processes, procedures, and policies.

Take Control of Cloud Costs on AWS Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should take control of cloud costs, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Build cost accountability framework

Assess your current state, define your cost allocation model, and define roles and responsibilities.

2. Establish visibility

Define dashboards and reports, and document account structure and tagging requirements.

3. Define processes and procedures

Establish governance for tagging and cost control, define processes for right-sizing, and define processes for purchasing commitment discounts.

4. Build implementation plan

Document process interactions, establish program KPIs, and build implementation roadmap and communication plan.

Change the way you work to get full value from the cloud.

About Info-Tech

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.

We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Get the help you need in this 4-phase advisory process. You'll receive 13 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation 1: Build cost accountability framework
  • Call 1: Scope requirements, objectives, and your specific challenges.
  • Call 2: Review capability assessment, budget model, and reporting model.
  • Call 3: Review roles & responsibilities and glossary.

Guided Implementation 2: Establish visibility
  • Call 1: Review architectural patterns and service cost cheat sheet.
  • Call 2: Review dashboards and reports.
  • Call 3: Review account and tagging scheme.

Guided Implementation 3: Define processes and procedures
  • Call 1: Review tagging and cost governance policies.
  • Call 2: Review right-sizing process.
  • Call 3: Review commitment process.
  • Call 4: Review alerting/notifications and change procedures.

Guided Implementation 4: Build implementation plan
  • Call 1: Review process interactions and changes.
  • Call 2: Review KPIs.
  • Call 3: Review implementation roadmap.


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  • Adam Silverman, Manager, Global Cloud Cost Management, Wolters Kluwer
  • Amanda Gingras, Product Manager, Moody’s Corporation
  • Chris Malonis, Account Executive, CloudHealth
  • Chris Weitz, Managing Director, Cloud Cost Management LLC
  • Daniel Lott, CloudOps Analyst
  • David Shepard, EVP Sales & Marketing, CloudAdmin
  • Joseph Matthew, Director of Technology, Software WORX
  • Pawel Gieniec, CEO & Founder, CloudAdmin
  • Stephen Worotynec, Technology Leader, SDLC & DevOps
  • Ted Kicey, Managing Director, Cloud Cost Management LLC

Search Code: 95040
Last Revised: November 5, 2020


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