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Navigating AWS Data Transfer costs with Tailwarden
Navigating AWS Data Transfer costs with Tailwarden
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Written by Cyril
Updated over a week ago

If you do not master yet AWS Data Transfer costs, please check out this blogspot.

AWS data transfer expenses can often feel like wading through murky waters—complicated to understand and a notorious contributor to escalating cloud costs. With Tailwarden, we've streamlined the process of monitoring and analyzing these costs to bring you clear and actionable insights.

Tailwarden simplifies this complexity by enabling the creation of custom widgets, allowing you to build dedicated dashboards that focus precisely on AWS data transfer costs.

Our approach ensures you have a comprehensive overview because, unlike AWS's own Cost Explorer, Tailwarden includes 100% of AWS data transfer costs in its analysis. We leave no stone unturned, offering visibility into all data transfer expenses that might be otherwise hidden within EC2's 'EC2-Other' category or scattered across various services.

With these widgets (see documentation here about widget creation), you gain the power to not just monitor but to truly understand your data transfer spend and make informed decisions to optimize your cloud budget.

Here's one example of custom dashboard you can create easily to monitor your AWS Data Transfer Costs.

Here are below a few examples on how you can create widgets to track AWS Data transfer costs - please be advised that those are only examples and there are hundreds of way to deep dive into AWS Data Transfer costs thanks to Tailwarden.

Track total AWS Data transfer costs

In the widget creation page, you need to:

  • filter: Cloud service is AWS Data Transfer

Track total AWS Data transfer costs per type of transfer

In the widget creation page, you need to:

  • filter: Cloud service is AWS Data Transfer

  • group by: Usage type

Track resources or services incuring highest data transfer cost

In the widget creation page, you need to:

  • filter: Cloud service is AWS Data Transfer

  • group by: Resource or Service

Track egress fees

In the widget creation page, you need to:

  • filter: Cloud service is AWS Data Transfer

  • group by: Usage type

  • filter: Usage type = "datatransfer-out" and select each value

Track ingress fees

In the widget creation page, you need to:

  • filter: Cloud service is AWS Data Transfer

  • group by: Usage type

  • filter: Usage type = "datatransfer-out" and select each value

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