Documentation and Best Practices

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

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Tag Explorer

To review, Cloudability offers a variety of tags to collect your cloud resources into meaningful groups.

  • Mapped Tags offer a simple way to bring existing tags into Cloudability, with the option to combine duplicate tags into a single dimension. This includes tags in AWS, resource labels and project labels in GCP, and tags and resources groups in Azure.
  • Account Groups allow you to apply tags at the account level, which then flow through to any resource which is consumed by that account. Functionally, these are very similar to project labels in GCP.
  • Collections (currently in beta) allow you to apply tags using arbitrary rules that you define.

With Tag Explorer, we make it easy to see which tags your organization is currently using. For example, if you know your company uses the "Team" tag to allocate spending, but can't remember if the values for team should be lowercase, camel-case, spaces, abbreviated, etc., Tag Explorer is here to help.

Many customers also use Tag Explorer for asset management. Continuing the previous example, if I wanted to identify which resources are currently missing "Team" tags, I need only click on the "Not Set" segment for Team to display those resources in the table below.

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For customers running infrastructure in multiple public clouds, we provide a seamless way to see tag usage in a single pane of glass. In this example, we use the Service tag to identify a process that runs in parallel in Azure, GCP and AWS.

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Not all AWS resources supporting tagging. In the "Untaggable Spend" tab, we provide a simple interface to see all AWS resources that don't currently support tags. Note that Account Groups and Collections face no comparable restrictions, so aren't displayed in this view.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many tags are displayed? We show the fifteen most widely used tags in this visualization. Note that any tags with less than 1% coverage are excluded.
  • What does "Other" mean and how is it determined? We roll tags with minimal spend into a catch-all group labeled "Other" for this visualization. This is not an actual tag value in your data, and you can see which individual tag values are being aggregated into "Other" by clicking on the "Other" segment.
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