AWS Cost Management: Tracking, Allocating, and Optimizing Your Spend

  • August 20 · 7:00 PM
  • Dell SecureWorks


DevOps and finance teams need to continuously manage their costs. Idle and underutilized resources will quickly escalate your bill. On-Demand instances cost 4-6x comparable Reserved Instances. With self-provisioning, and multiple pricing choices, the question is how do you ensure that your team is optimizing your spend?

For this presentation Aaron Newman of CloudCheckr will be covering 

• An overview of AWS costs

• How to use tags to track and allocate spend by business unit, department, or team

• How to identify idle and underutilized resources

• How to evaluate RI purchases and other opportunities for cost savings

Session docket:

6:30 pm  -> doors open food served 
7:00 pm  -> Presentation & demo with Q & A session 
7:45 pm  ->Trouble shooting help & social time 
8:15 pm   -> Wrap up & head home  

Speaker 1:

Aaron Newman, a Founder of CloudCheckr, is a public cloud expert and, along with holding a CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge, brings a breadth of experience to CCI. He is a serial entrepreneur who has previously founded three other successful startups – Techrigy, DbSecure, and Application Security, Inc. Aaron authored both Enterprise 2.0, printed by McGraw-Hill, and the Oracle Security Handbook, printed by Oracle Press. He is an acclaimed international speaker on technology topics. Aaron has also authored 4 patents in database security and social media. At CloudCheckr Inc. (CCI), Aaron manages the company’s technology vision.

Location Information

Dell SecureWorks  

A map to the location can be found at

We will meet on the 5th  floor at the Dell SecureWorks offices.  This is close to the perimeter and the MARTA station.  

A group member will be stationed outside the building until 7:30 to help AWS Atlanta meetup members into the building.

Parking Information:

Limited 3 hour Parking outside of 1 Concourse Pkwy.

Extended Parking in Parking Lot #4 (see attached map)

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