Documentation and Best Practices

Learn how to use Cloudability and get the most out of our cloud cost management tool.


Setup Overview Guide

Integrating your AWS account(s) with our platform is a two-stage process. First, you will setup Billing Reports for us to ingest cost and usage data (read-only) for each payer account, which also automatically includes all associated linked accounts’ cost data. Second, you’ll setup access to your utilization data from CloudWatch for each linked account.

Stage 1: Add Consolidated Account 15-20 min. setup, 4-24 hrs. until data first appears in Cloudability

  • Create S3 Bucket: To store your data
  • Enable Billing Reports: To generate cost and usage data
  • Enable tags for Billing Reports: To give more visibility into spend
  • Generate Access Credentials: To allow us to access S3 bucket to ingest the Billing Reports

Repeat to add more payer accounts. To setup Linked accounts, continue to Stage 2.

Stage 2: Add Linked Account Data 10 min. setup
Your consolidated account will show linked accounts, but without utilization data (when Stage 1 is complete). Continue below to connect utilization data to your linked accounts.

  • Create new AWS Cloudability user: To create a policy for CloudWatch data permissions
  • Generate Access Credentials: To allow us to access CloudWatch API to view utilization data

Repeat to add more linked accounts.


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