Analyze your AWS S3 storage usage footprint by path prefix, bucket, type, version, age, and storage class
Insight4Storage scans the prefix, metadata, and size of the objects in your buckets and provides a deep view using paths to analyze your storage usage.
Displays the percentage of bucket storage used per path prefix, file extension categories, creation age, previous versions, and storage class.
User interface makes it easy to spot top path prefixes with unexpected large footprint, age, type, version, or storage class.
Compares the scanned S3 measurements with last daily CloudWatch metrics to estimate recent activity.
Refresh scanned storage metrics on-demand or by schedule.
Purchase Insight4Storage Service
Start Insight4Storage by signing up with CloudZip, and using Amazon Pay to buy the service. You will need to
specify the keys of an IAM User with access to your AWS S3 buckets and CloudWatch.
When you click Begin Now above, you'll be taken to a
page where you should enter the following required information in the fields :
Number of weeks - enter the number of weeks to provide user interface access and S3 scanning data collection, default 1.
You can run unlimited on-demand or scheduled data collections for the number of weeks specified.
The Insight4Storage user interface and collected data analysis will be accessible for the number of weeks selected. 1 week is 168 hours.
AWS Access Key ID - enter your AWS Access Key ID for your IAM user with access to AWS S3.
When you use Insight4Storage data scan to analyze your S3 buckets, it uses this key.
If you don't know your keys, we recommend you create a new user for your AWS account, with S3 and CloudWatch read and list access,
using the AWS Identity and Access Management page.
It is easy, see the
CloudZip IAM User Setup page for more information.
Secret Access Key - enter your AWS Secret Access Key for your IAM user with access to AWS S3 and CloudWatch.
When you use Insight4Storage data scan to analyze your S3 buckets, it uses this key
After you have entered the above information, click Verify and then Pay Now.
Following the payment processing, you may open Insight4Storage user interface by clicking the provided URL.
The URL is revealed immediately on-screen in the Home page service status list, or via email to the registered user.
The URL is active for the number of weeks specified with your purchase.
Priced at $ 0.00 USD for
demonstration purposes, includes unlimited data capture
scans for the number of weeks purchased.
You are responsible for the S3 API call cost, that is typically $0.005 per 1000 paths scanned.
Demonstration data may be removed without notice. Use the EC2 AMI to retain your data for as long as needed.
After you open Insight4Storage user interface, Select Configuration Capture
and run an on-demand CloudWatch and Paths data collection,
or schedule a daily data collection in the Application Configuration page.
Following the completion of the data collection, the analysis pages will display information about the objects found in your buckets.
Click the links on the left for analysis on Top Paths, Changes by Day, Data Age, Top Categories, Top Storage, or Top Buckets.
If you use bucket Versioning, the top path previous versions can help find accumulations of storage space used by previous
The difference sometimes displayed between the CloudWatch and measured values is the other activity that occurred from the last
CloudWatch scan to the Insight4Storage scan. CloudWatch updates their values once a day on an internal cadence.
Activity potentially causing a difference are S3 transitions like previous versioning, lifecycles, deletes, and normal recent usage.
In the tables and charts, you may click on the rows or chart items to drill into underlying details.
Refer to the on-screen Tips, or hover your pointer on hyperlinks or tables and charts, for more information.
If you see significant standard storage usage with object age over 1 month old and the data is infrequently accessed,
you can change the Standard class storage to Infrequent Access (IA) class storage that costs about 50% less than
standard storage space. In the S3 console you can select the path, right-click, then choose Change Storage Class, and select Standard-IA.
Alternately, you can create S3 Lifecycles to automatically transition standard storage to IA.
Refer to S3 documentation on storage class, Pricing, restrictions, and creating and managing S3 Lifecycles at
Note that Reduced Redundancy storage no longer yields a cost savings and is not recommended.
You are responsible for the S3 List API call cost related to Insight4Storage data capture via file scanning,
that is typically $0.005 per 1000 path prefixes. In the Insight4Storage Application Configuration page,
you can adjust the maximum limit on the number of API calls used per scan and see an estimation of the cost.
The default maximum number of S3 List API calls per capture for all buckets is 500,000, and the estimated
cost is $ 2.50 per capture, using $ 0.005 per 1000 calls pricing.
In some cases Insight4Storage might not appear to work for you because of a variety of reasons,
some of which include too many files to list within single path prefixes. Click the Status page
and find paths with high counts, then use the Tuning page to exclude those buckets and paths from the data capture.
Cancel and restart your running data capture for the Tuning changes to engage.