Cloud bills are complex. It can be difficult to account for which costs should be allocated to which business units or cost centers. You also need to take into account your negotiated discounts with each cloud provider and any overhead charges from internal services groups. RightScale Optima gets the right costs in the right place.
"Optima’s governance features are built around a strong policy engine that will automate a wide range of infrastructure asset scheduling and life-cycle management activities. In addition, Optima supports robust cost scenario analysis and forecasting capabilities."
Once you’ve allocated cloud costs, you need to share information with your cloud consumers. Use RightScale Optima to keep them updated with their costs on a regular cadence so that they can see how their cloud use translates into costs. Alert cloud users when their forecasted spend will exceed budgets so that they can take action to adjust spend before it’s too late.
“Roughly 35 percent of cloud computing spending is wasted via instances that are over-provisioned and not optimized, according to RightScale.”
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RightScale Optima provides detailed showback and chargeback reporting that enables you to allocate costs to the appropriate groups across your organization.