3. Cost Estimation

In this module, we will explore:

  • how to create and customize Total Cost of Ownership Report
  • how to use EC2 recommendation
  • how to use RDS recommendation

Review the TCO Summary page by clicking on Summary under TCO on the left-hand navigation panel. This page summarizes the on-premises and AWS cost estimates and comparisons, which can be downloaded to an Excel file.

TCO summary

The TCO Summary page shows the overall calculated On-Premises and compares to the overall calculated AWS cost. The summary includes server (EC2), database (RDS), storage (EBS/S3/EFS), network, IT Labor, and support costs.

This page also shows a year-by-year breakdown by cost category and a residual value for assets which still have value at the end of the refreshment period (often this is due to Reserved Instance Purchases).

This page does not include Migration Cost (project cost).