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AWS Lens

Having full visibility into your services' operations and being accountable for your cloud finances to fully manage costs is crucial, whether fixed or variable. Use the AWS Lens dashboard to decide how and when to optimize costs, monitor performance, and more.

Note

Required Permissions: Cloud Analytics

Access AWS Lens dashboard

The AWS Lens dashboard is automatically created when workloads are detected in your AWS accounts.

To access the AWS Lens dashboard, select Dashboard from the top navigation bar, and then select AWS Lens.

Dashboard navigation bar

Widgets

The AWS Lens dashboard consists of several preset report widgets that highlight various aspects of your AWS spend.

Dashboard navigation bar

Note

Except Flexsave AWS, all other widgets on the dashboard are updated every 12 hours by default, independent of each other. See Refresh report data for more information.

You can Open full report to check the report configuration or customize the preset report to create your own one.

Spend History

AWS spend history.

Shows a high-level view of your AWS spend in the last 12 months with forecast for the next 12 months. It's an aggregated view of your usage trend and the associated cost across your organization.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Advanced Analysis: Forecast
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 12 months
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: Cost > US$0.00
    • Cost type: is not one of Credit or Credit Adjustment

Flexsave AWS

Flexsave AWS report widget

The Flexsave AWS compute savings chart is not a cloud analytics report widget. See Flexsave for Amazon Web Services for more information.

Cost By Service

Cost By Service report widget

Shows the top 10 Amazon Web Services by cost in the last six months across all your AWS accounts. It allows you to quickly identify the usage patterns of top services and unusual costs that you may want to investigate.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 6 months
  • Group by: Service
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: Cost not between -US$1.00 AND US$1.00
    • Top/bottom results: ServiceLimit to top 10 by cost
    • Cloud: equals Amazon Web Services
    • Cost type: is not one of Credit or Credit Adjustment

Cost By Top AWS Accounts

Cost By Top AWS Account report widget

Shows the top AWS accounts by cost in the last six months.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 6 months
  • Group by: Scope (Project/Account)
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: Cost not between -US$1.00 AND US$1.00
    • Top/bottom results: ServiceLimit to top 20 by cost
    • Cloud: equals Amazon Web Services
    • Cost type: is not one of Credit, Credit Adjustment or Flexsave

Cost By Region

Cost By Region report widget

Shows the top AWS regions by cost in the last 30 days, aggregated to monthly data.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 30 days
  • Group by: Region
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: Cost not between -US$1.00 AND US$1.00
    • Cloud: equals Amazon Web Services
    • Cost type: is not one of Credit, Credit Adjustment or Flexsave

S3 Cost by Bucket

S3 Cost by Bucket report widget

Shows the top 10 AWS Simple Storage System (S3) buckets by cost in the last 6 months.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 6 months
  • Group by: Resource
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: Cost not between -US$1.00 AND US$1.00
    • Top/bottom results: ServiceLimit to top 10 by cost
    • Cloud: equals Amazon Web Services
    • Service: equals Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
    • Cost type: is not one of Credit or Credit Adjustment

S3 by Operation Type

S3 by Operation Type report widget

Shows the top 10 AWS Simple Storage System (S3) operations by cost in the last 6 months.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last 6 months
  • Group by:
    • Operation: not equals [Operation N/A]
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: Cost not between -US$1.00 AND US$1.00
    • Top/bottom results: ServiceLimit to top 10 by cost
    • Cloud: equals Amazon Web Services
    • Service: equals Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
    • Cost type: is not one of Credit or Credit Adjustment

EBS by Volume Type

EBS by Volume Type report widget

Shows your Elastic Block Storage (EBS) cost by volume type last month.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Aggregation: Total
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Time Range: Last month
  • Group by: SKU
  • Filters:
    • Metric filter: Cost not between -US$1.00 AND US$1.00
    • Cloud: equals Amazon Web Services
    • Service: equals Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    • Operation: is one of CreateVolume, CreateVolume-Gp2, CreateVolume-Gp3, CreateVolume-Io2, CreateVolume-P-IOPS, CreateVolume-Sc1, EBS:IO-Read, EBS:IO-Write, and RunVolume
    • Cost type: is not one of Credit or Credit Adjustment