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

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

January 2017 (last update: October 2021)

The Amazon WorkSpaces Cost Optimizer 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. This solution helps you monitor your WorkSpace usage and optimize costs, and uses AWS CloudFormation to automatically provision and configure the necessary AWS services to convert individual WorkSpaces.

Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) service and eliminates the need for you to procure, deploy, and manage complex virtual desktop environments. This solution uses AWS CloudFormation to automatically provision and configure the necessary AWS services to convert individual WorkSpaces.

This implementation guide discusses architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying the Amazon WorkSpaces Cost Optimizer on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. It includes links to the AWS CloudFormation template that launches, configures, and runs 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 in the AWS Cloud.