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RightScale Webinar: Enterprise-Grade Cloud Cost Management


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If your enterprise is on its journey of cloud adoption, and you are running proof of concept (POC) projects, there are a number of tools which can help you with cloud cost management, including …

If your enterprise is on its journey of cloud adoption, and you are running proof of concept (POC) projects, there are a number of tools which can help you with cloud cost management, including tracking, chargeback and forecasting.

In this webinar, we are going to walk through live examples of using a number of tools to help with cloud cost management. These include PlanForCloud, a free cloud cost forecasting simulation engine, Enterprise Reporting, a fully features cost management and reporting service and the cost snapshot view from the RightScale Cloud Management dashboard.

Join two of RightScale's product managers and learn step by step how you can leverage these tools in your enterprise to make your cloud strategy successful starting today.

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  • 1. Cloud Management! #rightscale! Enterprise-­‐Grade  Cloud  Cost   Planning  and  Management   Watch  the  video  of  this  presenta;on  
  • 2. #2 Cloud Management! #2 #rightscale! Your  Panel  Today   •  Ronnie  Regev,  Product  Manager   •  Hassan  Khajeh-­‐Hosseini,  Product  Manager       Q&A     •  Alex  Alvord,  Account  Manager,  RightScale   Please  use  the  “Ques,ons”  window  to  ask  ques,ons  any  ,me!  
  • 3. #3 Cloud Management! #3 #rightscale! Overview •  7 years of expertise with cloud •  Multi-Cloud Management •  RightScale customers empowered with cloud •  Enterprise self-service IT, dev & test, big data analytics •  Leading edge cloud use cases – scalable web, gaming
  • 4. #4 Cloud Management! #4 #rightscale! Agenda •  Change to the Cloud – The Mind Shift •  Phases of Cost Management 1.  Investigation and Planning 2.  Deploying and Monitoring 3.  Optimization •  Note: We drink our own champagne
  • 5. #5 Cloud Management! #5 #rightscale! VS Mind Shift = Confusion = Slipping on Costs 12,000 Price Points!! 14 months, 29 price changes The  Cloud  Mind  ShiF  
  • 6. Cloud Management! #rightscale! Phases  Of  Cost  Management  
  • 7. #7 Cloud Management! #7 #rightscale! 1. Investigation and Planning •  Proof Of Concept (POC) projects •  Not too simple •  Might look good, but not a POC •  RightScale Webinars •  Architect the application 1.  Think about services (compute, storage, data transfers etc) 2.  Think about workloads 3.  Think about cloud providers à Cloud Providers
  • 8. #8 Cloud Management! #8 #rightscale! Cloud Costs – PlanForCloud
  • 9. #9 Cloud Management! #9 #rightscale! Cloud Cost Tips •  Things to note at this stage: •  Server costs will be 70-95% of your costs, however, do not look past other costs •  Storage, Database, Data Transfers, Support, Licenses, Others •  You pay for the amount of storage you provision, not the amount you use •  Specific resources for specific use cases •  If you terminate a server with a volume attached, you will still be charged for the volume More:
  • 10. #10 Cloud Management! #10 #rightscale! Deploying •  Location, Location, Location! •  Choose your regions wisely •  Account and deployment structures •  Tag Everything!!! •  Accounts, Servers, Deployments •  Report:predicate=tagcontent (report:deployment=dev)
  • 11. #11 Cloud Management! #11 #rightscale! HA & DR Costs •  Fault tolerance is the goal •  Do you know what your HA & DR strategies will cost? “Everything fails, all the time.” Werner Vogels, CTO
  • 12. #12 Cloud Management! #12 #rightscale! Monitoring Costs •  Cloud Cost Sprawl •  Low cost resources and quick access can be a blessing and a curse •  This is not a one person job but a team effort •  How RightScale does it •  At-a-glance •  Deployments & account level costs •  Detailed •  Cross-account granular costs •  Solution Demo •  Generating cost reporting data •  Consuming it through common tools
  • 13. #13 Cloud Management! #13 #rightscale! 3. Optimization •  Resource Optimization •  Using existing resources more optimally •  Looking at monitoring metrics (CPU, Memory etc) •  Setting procedures in place •  Using the correct resources for the job (e.g. EBS vs S3 vs Glacier) •  Cost Optimization •  Require business decisions to be made •  Usually cloud provider specific (purchase options)
  • 14. #14 Cloud Management! #14 #rightscale! Resource Optimization •  Resource Optimization •  Idle Server Identification •  Alerting •  Shut down entire deployments •  Monitoring graphs •  Change instance types •  Clean out storage •  User access control Do this regularly !
  • 15. #15 Cloud Management! #15 #rightscale! Cost Optimization •  Purchase options •  AWS & Azure •  How do you want to pay (upfront vs. monthly) •  Commitment period •  Drive behavior •  Note: Next year, the same will maintain costs •  PlanForCloud can help you with Reserved Instance decisions •  Instance running period •  Google & Azure = minutely •  AWS = hourly
  • 16. #16 Cloud Management! #16 #rightscale! What’s Next 1.  Simulate your cost structure with PlanForCloud •  Generate a forecast based on your growth pattern 2.  Sign up for a free RightScale account 3.  Get in touch •  Cloud Strategy •  Cost Management •  Architecture, Performance, Hybrid Cloud etc Contact  RightScale   (866)  720-­‐0208