Unused NAT Gateways Detected

Details about Automated Insights showing unused NAT Gateways.

Unused NAT Gateways Detected

The AWS VPC service provides NAT Gateways so that resources in private subnets can access resources outside your VPC. When using NAT Gateways, you are charged per NAT Gateway-Hour (rounded up to the hour) and per GB Data Processed. This insight detects NAT Gateways that have Hourly Charges without appreciable corresponding Data Processing Charges. This may indicate unused NAT Gateways that you may want to clean up.

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 real cost spend for the identified NAT Gateways with low data processing charges is at least $500 and will be marked as Addressed afterwards when it falls below $500.