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How Complements AWS: Billing and Cost Management

Marianna Noll

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Last updated on February 4th, 2023 at 2:40pm

We often get questions about how compares to or differs from capabilities provided by public cloud providers. In this blog series, we're looking at how complements and extends native AWS functionality.

In the final post in our series, we're focusing on the budget enforcement pillar. Here's how we complement and extend native AWS functionality for billing and cost management.

Catch up with the first and second posts in the series on setup and provisioning and account management and permissions.

AWS Billing and Cost Management

Working With

AWS Billing and Cost Management is used to pay AWS bills, monitor usage, and budget costs. uses AWS Billing and Cost Management as a source of truth upon which to base additional features.

Building On helps you achieve cost visibility, remain within budget, and estimate future costs by:

  • Making it easy for finance teams to gain visibility into cloud spending across multiple accounts through an easy-to-use interface.
  • Supplementing the AWS-reported billing data provided every 12 hours with near-real-time cost estimates for top AWS services for an up-to-date view of current spend.
  • Triggering budget enforcement actions when different levels of thresholds are reached, slowing or stopping spending from occurring on sandbox or production accounts to enforce budgets of all size.

This concludes our series on how we complement various AWS services.

About the Author

Marianna Noll

Marianna is the Senior Director of Marketing at Kion.

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