Posted On: Apr 6, 2023

We are pleased to announce that as of today, new Cost Explorer users in Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, and in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet will automatically receive the benefit of Cost Anomaly Detection. Cost Anomaly Detection uses machine learning to continuously monitor, detect, and alert customers of unexpected cost increases. The default configuration allows new Cost Explorer users to quickly improve cost controls with zero effort.

Up until today, any user who wanted to use Cost Anomaly Detection had to first enable Cost Explorer and then set up cost monitors and alerting preferences to start using the service. The new automatic configuration removes the manual process. With this launch, an Amazon Web Services service monitor and a daily email subscription will be created for new Cost Explorer users (enabled on and after March 29, 2023) with a regular standalone account or a management account. If the actual spend is over ¥100 and exceeds 40% of expected spend, a daily summary will be sent to the primary email address associated with the account. Users are encouraged to create/modify additional cost monitors and alerting preferences for their specific needs. Users who are not interested in Cost Anomaly Detection can opt-out via the console or API.

To enable Cost Explorer, please go to the Amazon Cost Management console or read more at Enabling Cost Explorer. You can get started with the default configuration of Cost Anomaly Detection at no additional cost. To learn more, visit the Cost Anomaly Detection documentation.