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A guide to AWS cost control with third-party tools

Introduction

Enterprises continue to flock to the AWS cloud platform, but not without some bumps in the road -- cost management being one of them.

AWS customers use pay-as-you-go for the resources they consume, so without proper measures in place, costs can easily skyrocket and lead to financial waste. Third-party management tools help rein in expenses and ensure effective AWS cost control, particularly in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. While companies should also consider AWS-native tools, they shouldn't overlook these third-party options.

In this buyer's guide, expert Kurt Marko walks readers through the process of selecting a third-party cost management tool to track and optimize AWS cloud budgets, usage and spend.

The first step is to evaluate whether a third-party system would, in fact, be beneficial, since many of these platforms have limitations, including a lack of support for the latest Amazon cloud services. This guide will also explain how to avoid the two biggest sources of cost overruns: unattended, unmonitored instances and resource sprawl.

Companies can evaluate whether they need a third-party vendor for AWS cost control based on criteria, such as:

  • whether they have a multi-cloud strategy;
  • the projected size of their AWS deployment;
  • regulatory and compliance needs; and
  • level of vendor support required.

This guide will also help buyers identify which third-party platform will best meet their needs, based on key features, such as resource usage reports, visual dashboards, support for public cloud platforms and cost optimization recommendations.

Lastly, this guide will take readers through in-depth roundups that detail 14 leading third-party vendors and the types of cost management and monitoring services they can offer organizations.

1What is?-

Third-party cost management tools control AWS expenses

Why use a third-party tool to manage costs in your AWS environment? Find out more here.

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AWS cost management tools wrangle unwieldy expenses

AWS-native tools may not provide the oversight that all users need to effectively perform AWS cost control, particularly if those users have workloads on multiple public cloud platforms. Discover third-party cost management options and how they compare to those native tool sets. Continue Reading

2How to buy-

Features to look for in AWS cost management tools

As you assess if your company, in fact, needs a third-party AWS cost management tool, discover the core features to look for.

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Key considerations when buying AWS cost management tools

Third-party cost management tools can be an effective way to manage AWS expenses. Compare some of the different options on the market, and get a rundown of features that buyers should closely examine. Continue Reading

3Product roundups-

Choose the right third-party tool for AWS cost control

Discover leading third-party options for AWS cost management, along with the features they provide for budget tracking, resource optimization and more.

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Assess, manage AWS costs with third-party tools

Many third-party vendors offer cost management tools to help monitor AWS environments. Here's a comparison of 14 of them to choose the right one for your unique requirements. Continue Reading

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