Redundant Cloudtrail Usage Detected

Details about Automated Insights showing redundant Cloudtrail instances.

Redundant Cloudtrail Usage Detected

The AWS Cloudtrail service typically does not cost anything unless you have more than an one instance in an account. This insight detects if you are being charged for Cloudtrail events which indicates you have more than one instance in an account and may want to clean up any redundant Cloudtrail instances to eliminate unnecessary spend.

Source: CloudZero

The information for this insight is based on spend data in the CloudZero platform.


This insight is checked once per day. If the insight is marked as Ignored, it will still get updated, but notifications will no longer be sent for any updates.


This insight is created if the total spend for the identified Cloudtrail events exceeds a sliding scale cost that depends on your total 30 day real cost for all AWS services and is at least $500. The following table shows the sliding scale.

30 Day Spend for All AWS Services30 Day Spend Threshold for Cloudtrail
< $10,000.00$100.00
Between $10,000.00 and $50,000.00$250.00
Between $50,000.00 and $100,000.00$500.00
Between $100,000.00 and $500,000.00$1,000.00
Between $500,000.00 and $2,500,000.00$2,500.00
> $2,500,000.00$5,000.00

When your Cloudtrail cost falls below the threshold based on your AWS spend, or if falls below $500, the insight will automatically be closed.