Posted On: Dec 11, 2022

Starting today, you can create budgets using a simplified 1-click workflow for common budgeting scenarios as well as take step-by-step tutorials to learn about creating different kinds of budgets. Amazon Budgets helps you track against expected spend by sending alerts when your cost and usage exceeds (or is forecasted to exceed) thresholds you define, or when your Reserved Instances’ utilization and/or coverage rate drops below a threshold. 1-Click Templates and Tutorials are intended for new and existing users seeking guidance on what budgets they can set to control costs in Amazon Web Services.

With this launch, you can now choose from three templates: 1/ Zero spend budget, 2/ Monthly cost budget, and 3/ Daily Reservation utilization budget. We’ve also provided tutorials on how to use each template that are available in the info panel on the right side of the Amazon Budgets console. Using the “Create a monthly budget (simplified)” tutorial, you can step through the “Monthly cost budget” template experience to help you learn how to create monthly budgets quickly.  The simplified experience provides suggestions on how to use Amazon Budgets to automate monitoring of your Reserved Instance (RI) utilization on a daily basis which helps you save money by alerting you when drops occur. In this scenario, you might consider turning on eligible resources that will utilize the type of reservation you purchased. Amazon Budgets 1-Click Templates and Tutorials are generally available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

To get started with Amazon Budgets 1-Click Templates and Tutorials, see the following list of resources:

·       Creating a budget in the Amazon Cost Management User Guide

·       Amazon Budgets console

·       Amazon Budgets product page