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Rightsizing Glossary

The below terms can be found in our Rightsizing feature. Read our knowledge base article to learn more about the feature.

Name

Service

Description

Source

Units

Priority

All

A number used to rank resources, on a scale of 0-100. Higher values indicate greater opportunity for savings.

Cloudability

Unitless

Service

All

Product name for the resource (e.g. for AWS: EC2, RDS, EBS, etc).

DBR

--

Resource ID

All

An identifier used by the vendor to distinguish the actual assets that are used, e.g. instance ID, bucket name, or volume ID.

DBR

--

Resource Name

All

User supplied resource identifier. Note that this is optional for EC2 & EBS.

DBR

--

Account Name

All

The name associated with an account.

DBR

--

Utilization

All

Composite score of performance characteristics for a given resource, on a scale of 0-100.

Cloudability

Unitless

Cost (Total)

All

Total unblended cost of the resource for the past 10 days.

DBR

USD

Last Seen

Various

Last date the resource incurred costs.

DBR

--

AZ

All

The availability zone for the resource.

DBR

--

Type

EC2

The full identifier of the instance running (e.g. m3.medium). Learn more.

DBR

--

Idle

EC2

Score representing time spent below 2% total CPU, on a scale of 0-100.

Cloudability

Unitless

CPU Max/ Average

EC2, RDS, Redshift

Percentage of CPU utilization.

CloudWatch metric CPUUtilization

Percent

CPU

EC2, RDS, Redshift

Score representing total CPU usage, on a scale of 0-100.

Cloudability

Unitless

Memory Max/ Average

EC2

Percentage of memory allocated by applications and the operating system, and excludes memory in cache and buffers.

CloudWatch custom metric MemoryUtilization

Learn more

Percent

Memory Total/Max/ Average

RDS

Percentage of random access memory currently available.

CloudWatch metric FreeableMemory

Percent

Memory

EC2, RDS

Score representing total memory usage, on a scale of 0-100.

Cloudability

Unitless

Disk Capacity/ Max/ Average

EC2

Data sent and received to the local disk. Note: AWS does not report maximum theoretical disk throughput, so this value is approximated.

CloudWatch metrics DiskReadBytes/DiskWriteBytes

Mbps

Disk

EC2

Score representing data sent and received to local/ephemeral disk, on a scale of 0-100. Note: AWS does not report maximum theoretical disk throughput, so this value is approximated.

Cloudability

Unitless

Network Capacity/ Max/ Average

EC2

Data sent & received on all network interfaces. Note: AWS does not report maximum theoretical network throughput, so this value is approximated.

CloudWatch metrics NetworkIn/NetworkOut

MB/S

Network

EC2

Score representing data sent and received on all network interfaces, on a scale of 0-100. Note: AWS does not report maximum theoretical network throughput, so this value is approximated.

Cloudability

Unitless

Volume Type

EBS

Type of volume, e.g. General Purpose SSD (gp2) or Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1), Magnetic (standard), etc.

DBR

--

Volume Size

EBS

Size of volume.

DBR

GiB

Volume IOPS

EBS

The number of I/O operations per second (IOPS) that the volume supports.

DBR

Count

State

EBS

Most common states are "In-Use" (attached) and "Available" (unattached). Sort by this field to see Unattached EBS Volumes.

DBR

--

XPUT Max/ Average

EBS

Data sent and received.

CloudWatch metrics VolumeReadBytes/VolumeWriteBytes

MB/S

Throughput

EBS

Score representing data sent and received, on a scale of 0-100.

Cloudability

Unitless

IOPS Total/Max/ Average

EBS

I/O operations per second.

CloudWatch metrics VolumeReadOps/VolumeWriteOps

Count

IOPS

EBS

Score representing I/O operations, on a scale of 0-100.

Cloudability

Unitless

GB Hours

S3

A gigabyte-hour refers to the number of gigabytes stored on an AWS storage service in a particular hourly period. Click here for more information.

DBR

GB/hour

Requests

S3

Number of requests for the S3 bucket.

DBR

Count

Bytes Transferred

S3

Bytes sent and received.

DBR

Bytes

Resource Name

RDS

Name of DB instance of the resource.

DBR

--

Engine

RDS

Database engine for RDS, e.g. Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc

DBR

--

Class

RDS

Instance type for the RDS resource, e.g r3.8xlarge.

DBR

--

Volume Size

RDS

Allocated storage size of the volume.

DBR

GB

Storage Type

RDS

Volume type, e.g. gp2, io1. Note that Aurora instances have a storage type of Aurora.

DBR

--

Storage Max/ Average

RDS

Percentage of available storage space.

CloudWatch metric FreeStorageSpace

Percent

Storage

RDS, Redshift

Score representing total usage of available storage, on a scale of 0-100.

Cloudability

Unitless

Class

Redshift

Instance type of the node, e.g dc1.large.

DBR

--

Node Count

Redshift

Number of instances in a cluster.

DBR

Count

Node Type

Redshift

The identifier of a node, which determines the CPU, RAM, storage capacity, and storage type of the node, e.g. ds1.xlarge, dc1.large, etc.

DBR

--

Storage Max/ Average

Redshift

Percentage of disk space used.

CloudWatch metric PercentageDiskSpaceUsed

Percent

 

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