AWS CloudWatch API Costs

ControlUp will be making API calls on your behalf when monitoring your AWS account for retrieving CloudWatch metrics. These API calls are charged for by Amazon (https://aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/pricing/).

Amazon charges a fee for CloudWatch API access above 1 million requests/month.

These charges are billed to the account associated with the credentials you provide us when adding AWS cloud connection to ControlUp.

Currently we use the AWS services every 5 minutes for a regular instance, and every 1 minute for a detailed monitored instance, and make an API call for 8 metrics per instance.

For scale, monitoring an instance without detailed monitoring will result in a maximum monthly cost of about $0.69, and a maximum monthly cost of $3.45 for an instance with detailed monitoring enabled.

The above estimate assumes that instances are up for the entire month.

 

Related to ControlUp Real Time Console Version 7.0.

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