Today, Vantage announces the launch of Resource Reports: a new set of functionality that gives customers the ability to view and filter resources and see associated cost information for active resources across multiple services and providers, including: AWS, Snowflake, and MongoDB Atlas. Customers can now define and save conditions in order to see filtered views of their active resources. This allows for custom reports to be created by dimensions such as account, tag, region, service, and service-specific metadata.
Before, Vantage displayed a list of all active resources across your entire organization. While you could view resources on a per-service basis, there was no way to filter on certain conditions or join resources together across multiple provider services. While this was helpful from a general auditing perspective, if an organization wanted to organize sets of related resources to assign to a team to oversee or otherwise manage, it was cumbersome or impossible.
Now, all customers have an “All Active Resources” Report that will show all resources across their entire organization. Similar to filters on Cost Reports, customers can create new resource reports with filters they define. As Vantage detects resources that meet the Report’s filters, it will add resources accordingly every day during a daily sync on your provider accounts.
Some examples of Resource Reports include:
- Show all resources across AWS services that match a certain AWS tag
- Show all resources within a specific AWS member account
- Show all AWS EC2 instances which are
- Show all Snowflake queries belonging to a label
Resource Reports are available for all users at no additional cost at the time of this blog post being published and are contained within the existing “Active Resources” section of the console which can be found here: https://console.vantage.sh/resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is being launched today?
Today, Vantage is launching “Resource Reports”: a new way to create reports for active resources based upon filters you define. Vantage will offer a default “All Resources” report, but every customer has the ability to create their own custom reports that they can view and reference within the Vantage console.
2. Who is the customer?
Resource reports are available to all users on Vantage, including users in the free tier.
3. How much does this cost?
There is no additional cost to using resource reports.
4. What is a Resource Report?
A resource report is a collection of active resources consisting of:
- A name
- A set of configurable filters which include:
- Region (for AWS only)
- Resource type (EC2 instances, S3 Buckets, etc)
- UUID (also known as ARN for AWS)
5. Can a Resource Report expand across multiple providers?
6. Which Providers does Resource Report support?
Resource reports currently support AWS, MongoDB Atlas, and Snowflake. We have plans to add Azure, GCP, and other providers in the future.
7. Is there any limit to the number of reports I can have in my account?
8. What list of reports will Vantage create by default for me?
Vantage creates a default “All Resources” report that includes all active resources from the providers connected to your account.
9. Am I restricted to filtering by cost allocation enabled tags?
No, Vantage syncs all tags specific to a service.
10. What if I do not see an AWS service I am looking for?
Contact email@example.com with the service in order to have it prioritized.
11. Can I create a Resource Report that further filters an existing Cost Report or Segment?
Not at this time, but this is on our roadmap.
12. Can I use saved filters in a resource reports?
No, at this time resource reports do not support saved filters.
13. Can I export a resource report as a CSV?
Not yet, but we plan to release an export feature in the near future.
14. How fast do changes I make to my resources synchronize to Resource Reports?
Active resources are synced for each Workspace at least once every 24 hours.
15. What is the difference between this new Resource Report and a Cost Report?
Both reports show the breakdown of your usage and costs. While a Cost Report is primarily a way to view your costs on an accrual or reporting basis, the Resource Report is a more granular view into the individual resources (such as EC2 Instances) within each Provider that generate costs.
16. Can I sort a Resource Report by accrued cost for each resource?
Not yet, but we plan to default all reports to sort by accrued cost in the near future.
17. What is the list of currently supported resources for inclusion in resource report?
Please consult our Resource Report documentation for a list of supported resources.