TrueSight Cloud Cost Control overview
TrueSight Cloud Cost Control is a cost management solution that enables you to analyze the current and future costs and utilization of your multi-cloud infrastructure services. It provides insight and control over your cloud costs.The following cloud providers are supported:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud
You can access TrueSight Cloud Cost Control by using any supported mobile device or desktop browser.
Organizations are adding public cloud infrastructure to their on-premises virtual and private cloud environments as part of their digital transformation. This shift to public clouds is increasing the operational expenses, which is affecting the balance between the IT capital and operational expenditures of organizations.
With a single view of on-premises and public cloud infrastructure expenditures, TrueSight Cloud Cost Control enables you to track and analyze infrastructure costs and utilization, identify wasted spending, and forecast future costs. The ability to easily simulate migrations to the public cloud providers and compare on-premises and public cloud infrastructure costs helps you to run your applications on the most cost-efficient infrastructure.
The following table provides a list of the key features of the product:
|Cloud migration planning|
|Cost optimization recommendations|
AWS reserved instance management
- Reduce infrastructure costs with visibility into expenditures and utilization.
- Identify and eliminate wasted infrastructure costs.
- Control budgets with forecasts of on-premises and public cloud costs.
- Increase resource utilization with simulated migrations and ongoing resource optimization.
- Align cloud usage and costs with an IT business strategy.
The following video (1:55) provides a brief introduction of the product.
Review the following list of terms and concepts to understand TrueSight Cloud Cost Control:
A budget is an allocated financial plan for a specific period of time.
An instance that is low-cost and belongs to the General Purpose family. It is designed to provide a baseline level of CPU performance that can automatically burst to a higher level when required.
Burstable instances are well suited for general-purpose applications such as microservices, low-latency interactive applications, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, development, build, and stage environments. For AWS, burstable instances belong to the T2 and T3 families. For Azure, they belong to the B-series VM family. For more information, see and .
An IT service that directly supports a business process. For example, financial services, online banking services delivered by banks to its customers, or Human Resource (HR) services delivered by an HR department.
A company that offers cloud computing based services and solutions to other businesses or individuals. Cloud providers are also referred to as cloud service providers or CSPs.
Cloud service category
A logical group of cloud services that from different cloud providers. For example, Compute that includes Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2, Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set, and Physical Virtual Machines in your on-premises data center (private cloud).
A dynamic aggregation of resources that are associated with a specific user, cost center, or department in your organization. The resources can be provisioned in the public cloud and the on-premises infrastructure. You can use a cost pool to monitor and analyze the cost, usage, and budget of the resources.
An option by Amazon that enables you to gain free, hands-on experience with the AWS platform, products, and services. For more information, see .
A virtual machine (VM) that is hosted on the public cloud or on-premises infrastructure.
A specification that defines the resources (CPU, memory, and storage) for an instance. For example. m1.small, m1.large.
For public cloud providers, this value is imported by the respective ETLs. For your on-premises infrastructure, here is a list of the default predefined instance types that you get out-of-the-box:
If none of the predefined instance types match your requirements, you can define your own instance type. For more information, see Defining and managing on-premises instance types.
A server with an Agent installed on it to collect granular or detailed metrics.
|Normalized compute hours|
An approximate number of hours of compute time that the instance has used. The value is based on the normalization factor of the predefined instance type
For example, consider that the normalization factor for m1.small = 1.
Every instance type has a normalization factor. Only compute-related services and resources can have the normalized compute hours value. For example, Cloud services such as Amazon EC2, Virtual Machines.
You can use the normalized compute hours value along with the number of instances value to estimate the cost of your public cloud or on-premises infrastructure.
The cost of each hour of computation for an instance of a bigger instance type will be more than that for an instance of a smaller instance type. For example. the same number of instances of m1.large instance type will cost you more than m1.small instance type.
For more information, see Normalized compute hours overview.
A specific geographical location where the resource resides.
The public cloud providers deploy their data centers in many regions around the world. A region is a data center location where you have provisioned your cloud service.
Compute resources or servers that are available at a significantly discounted rate compared to the on-demand pricing. You pay for the entire term of the instance, irrespective of its usage. For more information, see
|Resource||An entity or a service of a cloud provider or in the on-premises data center that users can work with. For example, physical servers, virtual machines, storage devices, containers.|
A specific type of compute resource. A virtual machine that is running in the cloud or in the on-premises data center.