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Collaborative Cost Management

configure8 ingests and aggregates your cloud infrastructure cost across providers and accounts. It enables your development team to get a detailed look at the cost of the resources their services and environments are using. Bringing cost visibility directly to engineers has proven a key factor in managing overall cloud spend.

Connecting Providers

configure8 currently supports integrating cost data from AWS. GCP and Azure cost support will be added in the future. You must have a working AWS integration configured in configure8 and then follow the instructions to configure AWS Cost Ingestion. Cost data can take 24-48 hours to begin to populate in configure8 and will be updated daily moving forward.

Using Costs in Configure8

Costs in configure8 are shown on the Cloud Resources page. To see costs, navigate to this page via Catalog->Cloud Resources. Once there you will see your cloud resources with a cost graph on top showing current period and previous period costs. You can adjust the period by clicking the date range to the upper-right of the table and entering the dates you desire.

Filtering Resources

Filters are a powerful tool for you to filter through the many resources your organization may have across a large number of accounts. Use filters to see the resources you care about. Resources can be filtered by type, name, cloud provider, account, availability zone, and mapping status.
Filters are composable and can be combined via and/or:

Sorting

Clicking the sort arrow in the column header of the table will sort resources that have met your filter criteria in ascending or descending order, enabling you to dig in and see your most expensive resources or the resources who's cost that have changed the most.

Grouping

Grouping resources is a powerful feature that combines the raw cost data with the richness of configure8's universal catalog.

Grouping by Resource Type

Select Group By -> Resource to see a view of all your resources grouped by type. You can expand the resource group to reveal the individual resources.

Grouping by Environment

Select Group By -> Environment to see a view of all your resources grouped by environment. You can expand the environment to reveal the individual resources in the environment. Environment grouping leverages configure8's universal catalog and Service<>Environment<>Resource mappings to create this view. To learn more about how to map resources to environments and services see the Resources page as well as the Resource Auto Mapping page..

Grouping by Service

Select Group By -> Service to see a view of all your resources grouped by service. You can expand the service to reveal the individual resources. Service grouping leverages configure8's universal catalog and Service<>Environment<>Resource mappings to create this view. To learn more about how to map resources to environments and services see the Resources page as well as the Resource Auto Mapping page.
Cloud resources that are shared among multiple services will have their cost summed for each service.

Resource-level Cost Details

A detailed view of costs is available on resources where cost information is present. Simply click on a resource and choose the cost tab to see a detailed breakdown of costs by cost component.

Self-Serve Actions to manage costs

Make changes to a selected resource while staying within guardrails your platform engineering team controls and following your existing approval processes (but without incurring the cognitive load of finding scripts and executing them in IAC or waiting in a ticket queue) via Self-Serve Actions by configure8.
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