Assessing the business spending across your multi-cloud environments

TrueSight Cloud Cost Control provides visibility and control over your multi-cloud infrastructure expenses. Regardless of whether your infrastructure is on-premises or hosted by one or more public cloud providers (Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure), you can gain visibility into your current and projected costs.

The different pages of TrueSight Cloud Cost Control provide you with the cost visibility based on different dimensions such as cloud provider, cloud service, business service, and server. You can further drill down into the dimensions to perform detailed analysis and assessment. You can easily track and analyze infrastructure costs, identify overspending, and automatically get the monthly and yearly projected costs. 

Prerequisites

Ensure that the administrator has already completed the following prerequisite tasks:

  1. Install TrueSight Cloud Cost Control.
  2. Configure data collection to import the public cloud and on-premises infrastructure data. For more information, see Collecting data.
  3. Ensure users are authorized to access TrueSight Cloud Cost Control.

To assess the business spending across your multi-cloud environments

Use the tabs on the TrueSight Cloud Cost Control user interface to get a single view of your on-premises and public cloud infrastructure expenditures and utilization and analyze the costs by specific dimensions, as follows:

  1. Access TrueSight Cloud Cost Control.
  2. Analyze costs by any or all of the following dimensions:


1. Access TrueSight Cloud Cost Control

Log on to the TrueSight console and click Cloud Cost Control.
The Costs tab of the Summary page is displayed.


Analyze costs by cloud provider

Use the Summary > Costs page to review and analyze the monthly and yearly cloud spending and trends per cloud service provider.

The Summary > Costs page enables you to:

  • Get a single-pane view and compare the monthly and yearly costs by cloud provider.
  • Easily understand and compare the projected costs for running your infrastructure across public clouds and on-premise infrastructure.
  • Understand costing trends and identify cloud providers with the highest costs and plan for change and migration to a lower cost cloud.

For more information, see Analyzing costs by cloud provider.


Analyze costs by cloud service

Click the By Cloud Service tab.

Use the By Cloud Service page to break down cloud costs by cloud services to get a quick summary and to perform a detailed analysis of your costs by cloud service.

Quick summary view:

Details of a cloud service - Amazon EC2:


Bill line item details of the cloud service - Amazon EC2:


The By Cloud Service page enables you to:

  • Identify and analyze the cloud services that need to be optimized.

  • Analyze and investigate the cost of a cloud service.

  • View detailed bill (bill line items) for every cloud service.

  • View and compare the monthly cloud costs by cloud service category and cloud service and all the resources that a cloud service uses.

For more information, see Analyzing costs by cloud service.


Analyze costs by business service

Click the By Business Service tab.

Use the By Business Service page to review and analyze the infrastructure operational expenses of the business services. The page provides a quick summary view of the infrastructure costs. You can drill down into a specific business service to track the monthly and forecasted annual costs, ensuring operational budgets are adhered to.

Quick summary view:

Details of a business service - HR Service Management:


The By Business Service page enables you to:

  • Identify and analyze the business services that need to be optimized.

  • Analyze and investigate the cost of a business service.

  • View detailed bill (bill line items) for every business service.

  • View and compare the monthly cloud costs by business service and all the resources that a business service uses.

For more information, see Analyzing costs by business service.


Analyze costs by server

Click the By Server tab.

Use the By Server page to review and analyze a summary of the monthly expenses per server. You can further analyze the cost details of a specific server.

Quick summary view:


Filtered summary view - Domain and Tag filter applied:


Details of a server:

The By Server page enables you to:

  • Reduce infrastructure costs with visibility into expenditures and utilization.
  • Reveal and eliminate wasted infrastructure costs.

For more information, see Analyzing costs by server.


Analyze costs by custom dimensions

To analyze your multi-cloud costs by custom dimensions such as CPU utilization, resource type, region, use the Explore page.


For more information, see Analyzing costs by custom dimensions.

Related use case topic: Analyzing the costs of the under-utilized compute resources under an account

 

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