Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes

Cloud Consultant, Tecflair

AWS Cloud Financial Management August Updates

In August you were probably taking some much needed time off, possibly discovering new local delights, or forgoing flights for a staycation. As such we wanted to bring you some interesting updates that you may have missed in the AWS cloud financial management sphere! Several features were released that can aid you in your cloud cost optimization journey:

Pricing Calculators

Three pricing calculators received feature updates:

  1. Amazon SageMaker Pricing Calculator now supports Asynchronous Inference, a near-real time inference option that queues incoming requests and processes them asynchronously,
  2. AWS IoT Analytics Pricing Calculator now supports the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) region.
  3. S3 Pricing Calculator has added a new sub-service object, AWS Lambda.

Price Changes

Several AWS Services also have updated pricing. If you use any of the following, then click the links to visit the updated pricing pages.

  1. Amazon SageMaker
  2. Amazon MemoryDB for Redis
  3. Amazon Workspaces: Due to the increased demand for flexible workforce solutions, between 1st August 2021 and 31st October 2021 Amazon WorkSpaces Free Tier will provide up to 50 WorkSpaces with Windows Standard bundle with 80 GB Root and 50 GB User Volumes.
  4. AWS IoT Analytics

Track and Allocate Costs

You can now split your shared costs within your own AWS Cost Categories using Split Charge rules. AWS Cost Categories enable you to group cost and usage information based on different dimensions such as tags, services, charge types, and other cost categories. Some costs though do not belong to a single owner, and so don’t fit in a single Cost Category value. With the new Split Charge rules you can now equitably allocate shared costs across your cost categories.

You can learn more in the Splitting Charges with Cost Categories User Guide.


If you would like to talk with us about how these changes affect your cost-optimization activities, or other innovative ways to slash your cloud bill and take the stress out of cost-optimization then contact us or visit our site:

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