Posted On: May 21, 2021

Amazon Backup now enables you to use cost allocation tags for Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) backups within Amazon Billing and Cost Management. With cost allocation tags, you can get better transparency and visibility into your Amazon EFS backup costs. For example, you can allocate your Amazon EFS backup costs to different departments (e.g., finance, engineering) or analyze Amazon EFS backup costs across your various workloads to better understand and manage your costs.

Amazon Backup enables you to centralize and automate data protection across Amazon Web Services, support your regulatory compliance obligations, and meet your business continuity goals. Amazon EFS backups created through Amazon Backup automatically inherit tags from underlying Amazon EFS file systems. You can edit tags on your existing Amazon EFS backups using Amazon Backup. Now, once you have assigned tags to your Amazon EFS backups, you can visit the Amazon Billing and Cost Management dashboard to activate cost allocation tags for reporting in Amazon Cost Explorer. For more information, visit the documentation regarding using cost allocation tags.

This feature is now available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD at no additional cost. To learn more about Amazon Backup, visit the Amazon Backup product page and documentation. To get started, visit the Amazon Backup console.