Tony Chan
Tony Chan Tony is a co-founder of CloudForecast and runs all the business operations: customer success, support, marketing and sales.

Get the most out of your Reserved Instances with our new monitoring feature.

Get the most out of your Reserved Instances with our new monitoring feature.

We’re constantly looking for ways to help deliver additional value that saves you time and money on Amazon Web Services.

Starting today, subscribers of our Growth and Enterprise plan will be able to turn on a new section for their daily cost reports featured called Reserved Instances monitoring. This new feature will help ensure your Reserved Instances purchases are not going to waste by actively monitoring utilization and expiration across a few major AWS products: EC2, ElastiCache, RedShift and RDS.

This new section takes a proactive approach that gives you an easy to understand snapshot of what is going on with your Reserved Instances purchases right in your existing daily cost reports. A few quick feature tidbits:

If at any point your Reserved Instances are underutilized, a new alert in the subject line will let you know how many Reserved Instances are being underutilized: RI Subject Line

In addition, we give you the ability to customize your utilization thresholds right in our application: threshold config

If you are already subscribed to our Growth or Enterprise plan, this feature is available if you made the transition to the new AWS CUR files. You can read more here on how you can enable the CUR files for your CloudForecast account: Enable CUR Files for CloudForecast

We hope this feature will be able to help you save time and money! Please reach out to us if you have any feedback for us or if you are interested in trying out this feature: