Anomalies by Attribution
We are excited to announce that two of our most powerful features can now be used together to increase insights and cloud governance effectiveness!
Our Cost Anomaly feature offers end-to-end monitoring of spikes in your Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services billing, seamlessly, across all your projects and services.
Cost attributions are a flexible way to group resources and their associated costs, helping you understand the cloud costs and relate them to the business in your Cloud Reports.
Now, you are able to monitor individual attributions for anomalies. Often, in addition to watching for spikes across your whole spend, you want to understand variance within a single context. For instance, business seasonality can obscure spikes in costs in R&D projects. Creating an attribution using team and environment labels and monitoring it for anomalies will allow you to check for abnormal spikes for only that single slice of your business.
Or perhaps you only want to monitor anomalies for a given SKU, simply create an attribution defining that SKU, enable for monitoring and we will begin processing that scope for future alerts.
Not only will these checks be more detailed, but they already carry business context by basing themselves on your attributions.
To activate - click on the 3-dot menu in the Attribution List
Select Edit Settings
And choose Monitor for Cost Anomalies > Save
Then your anomalies will begin to be monitored and alert!
All alerts will follow the same notification paths, and they will contain an additional Attribution field indicating their detection scope.