Take control of your AWS costs with Stax

By the time you see the bill it can often be too late. Cut wastage. Track spend. Make informed business decisions.

No more guesswork

Gain total visibility across your organization’s AWS accounts and resources, complete with snapshots into actual and predicted spend, along with data on tax, credits, savings plans, RI purchases and support costs.

Take charge of cost allocation

Cost allocation can be a nightmare. Stax provides full transparency on AWS cost attribution giving you the data to pivot quickly when needed. Allocate spend across your organization and by team, project, AWS account, service or resource tag.

Eliminate AWS wastage

If you don’t feel in control of your cloud spend, you’re not alone. In our experience, most organizations are wasting 10-35% of their AWS spend without realizing. If that’s you, Stax can help get it under control. Receive an alert when you’ve overspent on your budget, along with advice for fixing the problem. Right-size your infrastructure, reserve EC2 upfront, remove infrastructure you’re not using. Spend your money where it matters.

Make bill shock a thing of the past

Don't wait for the bill to make a difference— take action early with daily or weekly reports summarizing your organization’s AWS usage. Make sure everyone hears the good or bad (mostly good) news with configurable alerts, delivered by email, Slack, Microsoft Teams or via a webhook.

Fix cost spikes quickly

Receive an automated alert when your daily run rate exceeds the average. Then you can investigate the issue and cut back before it becomes a problem.

Businesses like yours are taking charge of their AWS costs with Stax

Event Hospitality & Entertainment cut its AWS costs by 30%

Event Hospitality & Entertainment cut its AWS costs by 30%

“If it wasn’t for Stax I think [cost allocation] would be a small nightmare. By the time you see the bill at the end of the month, you can’t change any of that. But if you can see it day-by-day you can react fairly quickly. That’s much better than finding out six or seven weeks later."

Peter Bourke, Director of IT, Event Hospitality & Entertainment

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Eyeview eliminates cost blowouts with proactive reporting.

Eyeview eliminates cost blowouts with proactive reporting.

“Before Stax, cost allocation was a nightmare, but we now know what to expect before we even get the bill.”

Shahar Cizer Kobrinksy, VP Architecture & Scale, Eyeview

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carsales went from bill shock to pre-empting problems and more efficient teams.

carsales went from bill shock to pre-empting problems and more efficient teams.

[Stax] provides us that insight, that line of sight to our spend and to make sure that we’re looking after our customers”

Jason Blackman, CIO, carsales.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is AWS bill shock?

AWS operates on a pay-for-what-you-use pricing model, which makes it a scalable ecosystem for highly distributed applications and services. However, if you don’t keep a close eye on your development and operational activities, it can be easy to exceed your budget. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t realise they have overspent until they receive their bill at the end of the month — hence the term “AWS bill shock”.

How can Stax help with AWS cloud cost management?

Stax is a highly capable cloud platform with AWS cost management and optimization tools that give you complete control of your spending. With instant access to accurate summaries of current and predicted spending, along with automatic alerts when daily activity exceeds expected levels, you can fix any issues as soon as they arise.

What are the key aspects of Stax’s AWS cloud cost management feature?

Stax offers several AWS cost optimization and cost management solutions:

  • Spending snapshots — Snapshots of your actual spending as well as your predicted spending, based on the current level of activity.
  • Cost allocation — Allocate your budget by project, team or account, or at the organizational level.
  • Automated alerts — If you exceed your set budget in any area, you will receive an automatic alert, enabling you to address the problem immediately rather than waiting until the end of the month.
  • Daily/weekly reports — Detailed summaries of your usage make AWS cost optimization a much easier proposition.
  • Wastage reports – Receive a report with targeted recommendations for reducing wasted AWS spend.

Whatever type of business you are running, our cloud cost management solutions will help you to take full control of your AWS spend.

What kind of support is available when using the cloud cost management feature?

Stax provides ongoing, real-time reporting and guidance to reducing AWS spend. Stax also offers tailored Customer Success workshops covering best practices and advice when using Stax and AWS.

How do I get started?

If you would like to learn more about our cloud cost management feature to see if it is a good fit for your business, you are welcome to request a demo at any time. A Stax team member will be happy to explain all the details to you, answer any questions you may have and arrange for a full demonstration.

What is wastage in AWS?

Wastage is any unnecessary AWS cost. If you are paying for resources and services that are not essential for your business activities, this can be considered as wastage.

What are some causes of wastage in AWS?

The causes of wastage in AWS include the storage of data that is no longer required, using instances with more functionality than is needed and idle resources that are only occasionally used for development purposes. An effective AWS cost optimization service can eliminate all these types of wastage and more.

Learn more

For more advice on AWS cost optimization, read our blog post on managing your AWS costs more effectively.