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How to Allocate and Report Cloud Costs with RightScale Optima

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Spend on cloud is increasing, but getting cloud costs allocated to the right business units can still be challenging, especially when you are using multiple clouds. You need automated tools that enable you to allocate costs from your cloud bill and report on spend to users across your organization.

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How to Allocate and Report Cloud Costs with RightScale Optima

  1. 1. HOW TO ALLOCATE AND REPORT CLOUD COSTS WITH RIGHTSCALE OPTIMA
  2. 2. • Ryan O’Leary • VP Product, RIghtScale Presenters
  3. 3. Public Cloud Spend is Growing Quickly
  4. 4. Cloud Waste Is Significant
  5. 5. Optimizing Costs Is Top 2018 Initiative Self-Estimated Wasted Spend Additional Wasted Spend Measured by RightScale
  6. 6. Two Solutions from RightScale RightScale Cloud Management Platform Orchestrate, automate and govern workloads across all your environments. VIRTUAL SERVERS PUBLIC CLOUDS ANY CLOUD SERVICE PRIVATE CLOUDS BARE METAL SERVERS CONTAINER CLUSTERS RightScale Optima Work collaboratively across the organization to manage and optimize clouds costs. Orchestration Cloud Workflow Plugins Monitoring Access Control Accounts/Groups Access/Permissions Tags Policies Cost Security/Compliance Operational RIGHTSCALE CMP ENGINE EXTENSIBLE ORCHESTRATION API
  7. 7. ALLOCATING AND REPORTING COSTS IN THE CLOUD
  8. 8. • With great power comes great responsibility • Allocating costs to the responsible teams • You can’t change what you can’t see • Customizing reports to provide actionable insights Agenda 7
  9. 9. Enables teams to solve problems in the best possible way Removes overhead/delay Leads to teams taking ownership of cost controls They can’t do it alone - they need sufficient tools Empowered teams 8
  10. 10. POLLS
  11. 11. 1. Combine data from multiple clouds/services 2. Allocate costs from shared accounts 3. Break costs down in a way that matches the team structure • Reporting • Access control 4. Provide data in a timely fashion 5. Accuracy, including incorporating discounts/refunds Cost allocation tool requirements 10
  12. 12. DEMO
  13. 13. Track spend to a budget Correlate applications/individuals to spend Inspect costs to identify outliers/anomalies Provide insightful information to team members Leverage discount mechanisms as much as possible Managing team spend 12
  14. 14. 1. Provide detailed spend information • Including any tags in use by the teams • Account for cloud provider differences in granularity 2. Ability to analyze spend in an ad-hoc fashion 3. Configurable reports that can be shared with others 4. All data must be available in a timely fashion with high accuracy Cost reporting requirements 13
  15. 15. DEMO
  16. 16. Contact sales@rightscale.com for more info Q&A 15

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