Monitor Amazon WorkSpaces usage and optimize costs with the Cost Optimizer for Amazon WorkSpaces solution - Cost Optimizer for Amazon WorkSpaces

Monitor Amazon WorkSpaces usage and optimize costs with the Cost Optimizer for Amazon WorkSpaces solution

Publication date: January 2017 (last update: November 2022)

The Cost Optimizer for Amazon WorkSpaces solution analyzes all of your Amazon WorkSpaces usage data and automatically converts the WorkSpace to the most cost-effective billing option (hourly or monthly), depending on your individual usage. Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering that eliminates the need for you to procure, deploy, and manage complex virtual desktop environments.

This solution helps you monitor your WorkSpaces usage and optimize costs and uses AWS CloudFormation to automatically provision and configure the necessary Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) services to convert the billing mode for individual WorkSpaces. This solution supports a multi-account environment in AWS Organizations and is capable of running in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

This implementation guide provides architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying this solution on the AWS Cloud. It includes links to CloudFormation templates that launch, configure, and run the AWS compute, management, storage, and other services required to deploy this solution on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.

The guide is intended for IT infrastructure architects, administrators, and DevOps professionals who have a working knowledge of WorkSpaces and architecting on the AWS Cloud.