Release notes and notices

Learn what’s new or changed for BMC Helix Cloud Cost including new features, urgent issues, documentation updates, and fixes.

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DateTitleSummary
January 15, 20212021 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • Cost optimization recommendations for Azure zombie disks
  • Ability to view billing details in the configured currency
December 18, 20202020 enhancements

Includes the following enhancement:

Cost optimization recommendations for AWS unattached volumes

December 07, 20202020 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements:

  • BigQuery support for GCP connector
  • AWS trust-based role authentication support for AWS utilization connector
  • Cross-launch from recommendations page to BMC Discovery
September 23, 20202020 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements and features:

  • Showback feature to calculate shared resource cost
  • Cost optimization recommendations for AWS Relational Database instances
  • Purchase recommendations for Azure reserved instances
  • New notification type for budget and cost summary
  • PostgreSQL database support for TrueSight Capacity Optimization connector
  • BMC Helix Cloud Cost available on BMC Helix Platform
  • Integration with BMC Helix Chatbot to view cost optimization recommendations in a chat
  • Enhancements to existing recommendations
    • Graphical representation of CPU Usage for idle and power on/off recommendations 
    • Additional columns in the CSV file for Power On-Off recommendations 
  • Improved user experience
    • New option to filter tags
    • New tag to filter Azure Resource Groups
    • Ability to add markup while configuring discounts
    • Customized ON-PREMISES tab name 
February 21, 2020

2020 enhancements

  • New connector to import data from TrueSight Capacity Optimization
  • Ability to configure discounts on the catalog cost of the cloud resources
  • Service Principal authentication support for Azure connector
November 22, 20192019 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements and features:

  • Remedy Single Sign-On authentication support
  • Out-of-the-box recommendations for Azure connector
  • New connector to import cost and utilization data from the Google Cloud Platform resources
  • Ability to filter data based on the account name, cloud service and region

August 01, 20192019 enhancements

Includes the following features:

  • Multi cloud deployment support
  • Scheduled Power On/Off recommendations for AWS virtual machines
November 27, 20182018 enhancements

Includes the following enhancements and features:

  • New connector to import cost and utilization data from the Amazon Web Services resources
  • Ability to analyze the collected data and provide detailed evaluations of expenditure using graphical representation
  • Ability to filter data based on metadata related to specific resources 


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