The Complexity of Amazon Web Services Billing

Apptio partnered with 2nd Watch, a global leader in building, deploying, and managing Amazon Web Services to write a white paper on how you can use automation to accommodate the complexity of AWS billing and incorporate usage-based cloud costs with on-premises costs to provide a unified view of all IT costs across every delivery model.

Is your head spinning from trying to make sense of Amazon Web Services (AWS) billing? You’re in good company. 

The popularity of AWS has introduced a thick layer of complexity in managing use and cost on the consumer side of this deal. Not only do different parts of an organization require different views of cloud cost and usage data, but AWS tracks and bills for usage via more than 28,000 distinct product offering codes resulting in bills containing millions of line items. 

Just how big of a problem is this? We break it down, by the numbers.

You can read all about the complexity of AWS billing and how to resolve it in our new whitepaper produced in partnership with 2nd Watch, “Analyzing Cloud Costs in a Standard IT Cost Model.

Because of the complexity of AWS billing, there’s a growing appeal to using third-party software to keep the billing process under control. If you need help wrangling AWS billing, contact us. We can help. Want more great insights? Sign up for our blog daily digest.