Views help decentralize cost management in your engineering organization by providing targeted cost visibility to individual teams.
Each view specifies a Principal Dimension, a Filter, and Connections. Once a View has been defined, CloudZero will automatically deliver all cost notifications and anomalies corresponding to its Principal Dimension, filtered by its Filter, to the defined Connections. Currently, the supported Connections are Slack channels and email aliases.
NOTE: Email view updates are sent to a single email address. We suggest you use an email alias ([email protected]) to manage the recipient group.
Every organization has a Global View, which will report on all of your cloud spend, i.e. it does not support a Filter. However, you can set the Principal Dimension of the Global View to be your most salient Dimension, e.g. Feature, Services, etc. The Principal Dimension of your Global View is important as it will inform CloudZero as to how we should display your data in other parts of the platform, e.g. Weekly and Monthly Trend Notifications and the Dashboard.
You can edit the Connections of the Global View to change where organization-wide notifications and anomalies are delivered but you may not edit the set of features, as it is pre-defined to include all data.
Administrators can access their organization's Views at https://app.cloudzero.com/team-views
Every organization has a Global View that is mapped to the entirety of your AWS spend. You can create additional views to deliver cost notifications for a subset of your cost to the teams responsible for them.
On the View page click Create View at the top left of the page to create a new View.
On the modal:
- Enter a name for the View
- Select a Principal Dimension - this will drive the default Group By for the View
- Set up a Filter
- Pick a single Filter Dimension
- Select any number of Filter Values for the Filter Dimension
- Select Slack channel and/or email address to deliver the notifications to
Creating a second Global View
You can leave the filter empty if you'd like to create a new "Global View" - for instance to send organization wide updates to a second channel or email address.
Once you hit Save, the CloudZero platform will automatically start watching that set of features and send cost updates and anomalies to the selected Slack channel.
To modify a View's name, features or slack channel, go to the View card and click on the "..." overflow menu. From that menu, select "Edit," which will bring a modal back up where you can modify any of the details of the View.
To delete a view, select go to the View card and click on the "..." overflow menu. From that menu, select "Delete" to remove that View from the system.
It is easy to see the cost and trends of a particular view within the Explorer.
Updated about 2 months ago