Ensure that an Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection monitor is created for your AWS account in order to proactively identify and take action on cost and usage anomalies. A Cost Anomaly Detection monitor tracks each AWS cloud service individually and alerts you for any unexpected cost spikes. You can choose to create your own custom detection monitor or use a pre-built one to receive alert notifications as soon as anomalous spend is detected. You can also use the Cost Anomaly Detection monitor to evaluate specific cost allocation tags, member accounts, and cost categories based on your AWS account structure.
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Whether there are AWS service misconfigurations, inappropriate or inefficient usage of cloud resources, AWS resources subjected to malicious attacks, or workloads that consume more compute or storage resources as a result of higher traffic and usage, you may want to be informed about unusual spend within your AWS account as soon as possible, and understand what caused the cost overrun. The Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection monitor can automatically track your costs and usage to help you avoid unexpected charges on your AWS bill.
To determine if there are any Cost Anomaly Detection monitors created within your AWS account, perform the following actions:
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To create and configure an Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection monitor to detect cost anomalies at a lower granularity level and identify spend patterns within your AWS account, perform the following actions:
- AWS Documentation
- Detecting unusual spend with AWS Cost Anomaly Detection
- Setting up your anomaly detection
- Getting started with AWS Cost Anomaly Detection
- AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) Documentation
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