2021 enhancements

Review the BMC Helix Cloud Cost enhancements made available during 2021 for features that will benefit your organization and to understand changes that might impact your users.

May 27, 2021

Collect tags defined in the Google Cloud Platform console

You can now use the tags (labels) defined in the Google Cloud Platform console to create resource pools. You can add project-level and resource-level labels in GCP and create resource pools by selecting the tags of the resources. For details, see Using Google Cloud Platform labels to report costs.

Calculate the cost of your individual Google Cloud Platform resources

BMC Helix Cloud Cost now calculates resource-level cost for all the Google Cloud Platform resources. The cost of each resource is displayed in the Explore bill section on the Cloud Cost dashboard. For details, see Using Google Cloud Platform labels to report costs.

Provide access to all AWS child accounts simultaneously 

While collecting AWS utilization data, you can now use the * character instead of the account ID in the Resource ARN to provide access to all AWS child (trustee) accounts simultaneously. For details, see Amazon Web Services connector.

January 15, 2021

Ability to view billing details in the configured currency

You can now define and manage the currency in which the billing details will be displayed in BMC Helix Cloud Cost. If the billing data received from the cloud provider is in a different currency from the existing currency, you can convert the billing data currency to the configured currency. You can also use custom or automatic conversion rates when converting the currency to the configured currency. For details, see Configuring Currency settings.

Cost optimization recommendations for Azure zombie disks 

You can now view and analyze the unused disks in your Azure infrastructure. By using the unattached volume recommendations displayed on the Dashboard or the Recommendations tab, you can manage your resources efficiently and reduce unnecessary expenditure. The recommendations provide specific details about the unattached volumes that need attention and the estimated cost savings (in $) that you can achieve by implementing the recommendations. For details, see Unattached volume recommendations.

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