Posted On: Sep 13, 2023
Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection uses machine learning to continuously monitor, detect, and alert customers of anomalous spent pattern. Starting today, Cost Anomaly Detection users with a management account will be able to create up to 500 custom cost monitors to monitor spend in their account(s). A custom cost monitor allows a user to track your spend across either linked accounts, cost allocation tags, or cost categories.
Until today, users with a management account could create up to 100 custom cost monitors that tracks spend by linked accounts, cost allocation tags, or cost categories. While this limit is sufficient for many customers, there are larger organizations that need more cost monitors to track their complex account and resource structures. With the new limit, users can better monitor for cost anomalies across their organizations, preventing runaway spend and bill shock. Users will still be able to run one Amazon Web Services monitor in their account, bringing the total number of cost monitors available to users to 501 in total.