Cloud visibility is one of the major areas which is deeply observed and analyzed by most of the organizations as minimizing the cost remains the primary agenda for them. Cloud visibility proves to be a vital aspect in analyzing what all resources are currently running in your cloud infrastructure and what is the cost corresponding to that.
Why visibility into your AWS EC2 resources is vital for effective cloud infrastructure management?
EC2 has various product families which categorize a variety of EC2 resources for e.g. compute instance, data transfer, storage etc. EC2 is one of the most widely used services. For an average AWS user, Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) accounts for nearly 70-75% of their cost. Thousands of unique EC2-related line items that could show up on your AWS bill and it can become a tedious task to understand what exactly is driving all that spending.
Centilytics comes into play
Centilytics provides various tools such as tables, graphs, pie charts etc. which helps users to easily interpret their data and corresponding cost. One such useful insight is EC2-Cost by family.
This is a special insight which categorizes your numerous Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) related resources currently running in your cloud infrastructure under families and shows the cost corresponding to them. Users can easily interpret their cost using tabular representation or graphical(pie-chart) representation or both.
This insight displays the following dataset:
- Product Family: This column displays the AWS EC2 product family. Product family 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.
|Account Id||Applying the account Id filter will display data for the selected account Id.|
|Region||Applying region filter will display data corresponding to the selected region|
|Resource Tags||Applying resource tags filter will display data which will have the selected resource tag. For e.g. – If the user has tagged any resource using a tag named environment, then selecting an environment from the resource tags filter will display all the data accordingly|
|Resource Tags Value||Applying resource tags value filter will display data which will have the selected resource tag value. For e.g. – Let’s say a user has tagged some resource by a tag named environment and has a value say production (environment: production). Therefore, the user will be able to view data of all the resources which are tagged as “environment:production”. The user can use the tag value filter only when a tag name has been provided.|
|Discount||Selecting this filter will display data after applying any applicable discount.|
|Start date||Selecting this filter will set a custom start date and data will be displayed accordingly.|
|End date||Selecting this filter will set a custom end date and data will be displayed accordingly.|
|Time zone||Selecting this filter will allow the user to view data as per a convenient time zone and is helpful in case of time and regional difference.|
|Round Off||Applying this filter will allow the user to view cost in exact decimals. For e.g. – Giving input ‘2’ will allow the user to view cost up to 2 decimal points|
|Cost Type||The user can apply this filter to choose between blended and unblended cost.
A blended cost represents a unified cost that the user pays for a given service. It takes services such as S3, EC2, RDS, and several others into 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.
|Refund||The user can apply this filter to choose between options to either include or exclude refund (if applicable).|
|Currency||Selecting this filter will allow users to convert their corresponding cost from one currency to another. By default, your cost is shown in USD (US Dollars). Using this filter, your cost in USD will get converted into an equivalent cost of selected currency. For e.g. – Selecting INR from currency filter will convert your US dollar cost to Indian rupee cost.|