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Costs in cloud environments can get complicated quickly. Therefore it is essential to provide transparency and responsibility to everyone in a business. Hence, in this course, we will take a look at tagging in AWS in general and other best practices in the context of cost optimization in AWS.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what tagging is in AWS and learn about its benefits
  • Learn about the best practices for tagging
  • Learn about AWS-generated cost allocation tags

Intended Audience

This course is ideal for anyone looking to optimize costs within their AWS environment.


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic knowledge of cost optimization in theory, cloud- and finance-related terminology, and the AWS platform.


In this course, we have covered the following points. Cost allocation strategies provide structure for cloud resources and help group costs together. Providing transparent and easy-to-understand tags will benefit the whole business. It's always a good idea to automate tagging, and tags and account allocation improve cost visibility and cost accountability and also provide better chances for optimizations.

That now brings us to the end of this course on optimizing costs in AWS through tagging. Thanks for watching, and please contact us if you have any feedback on this course.

About the Author

Heinrich Marks and is a FinOps Consultant at kreuzwerker Frankfurt GmbH, Germany. His expertise lies in AWS cost optimization and FinOps methodology at the enterprise level. 
At kreuzwerker, we focus on AWS, Software Engineering, and Cloud Financial Management. We've faced many cases with our customers where costs in the cloud got out of hand and lost touch with the actual business values. This made us work harder on solutions and find ways to master financial management in the cloud. 
Over time, we have already been able to save our customers many millions of dollars. Moreover, we are also proud partners of the FinOps Foundation and the leading professionals in Germany. Today, we want to share this knowledge with you and spread more awareness on the topic!