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Cloud Cost Analysis

Cloud cost analysis can be difficult because cloud providers offer different pricing models, unique discounting options, and frequent price cuts. For the major cloud providers — AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and IBM Bluemix — we routinely analyze the latest discounts and price reductions to show you which providers have the lowest-cost options for cloud compute instances and for which use cases.

Understand Your Effective Cloud Costs with Markups and Markdowns

March 28, 2016,
Posted By: Hassan Hosseini
For a true picture of your cloud costs, you need to consider all your overhead costs that are not included in your cloud bill. We’ll show you how to apply these overhead costs or discounts on top of your cloud infrastructure costs for accurate showback and chargeback.

How to Manage Cloud Costs via a Single API

March 21, 2016,
Posted By: Hassan Hosseini
At RightScale, we are helping customers as they move toward automated outcomes where data and analytics are used to drive action. The Cloud Analytics API can help you progress toward a more automated approach to managing cloud costs. We show you three ways you can use it to optimize instance costs.

Reduce Cloud Costs: Watch Out for Zombie Instances

March 15, 2016,
Posted By: Hassan Hosseini
It happens over and over again: You receive a cloud bill that is higher than expected. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find and kill all of the "zombie" instances across all the clouds you use so that you can reduce your cloud costs?

Get Showback Reporting for AWS, Azure and More Clouds

June 25, 2015,
Posted By: Hassan Hosseini
In May we released a brand-new RightScale Cloud Analytics dashboard for managing all your AWS costs as well as your instance costs for Azure, Google, SoftLayer, OpenStack, and VMware and other public and private clouds. Today we are releasing a new feature that will enable showback reporting for cloud costs across your enterprise.