Managing the IT spend for multiple teams across multiple cloud services is a daunting prospect, particularly, when you have to monitor usage for each cloud and team. Cloud environments promise scalable, pay-as-you-use pricing, and easy setup. On the flip side, organizations running workloads on multiple platforms and hybrid clouds lack visibility, which is critical to cost governance and understanding the total cost of ownership (TCO). Cloud Application Manager can help you gain visibility and control over the foggy world of cloud deployments with the help of Cost Centers.
Suppose you want to monitor what developers consume as part of testing on Amazon cloud or a private datacenter like vSphere or OpenStack. There are three ways to control cloud spend:
Applying usage limits
Overspending mainly occurs when people forget to turn off machines, which can happen time to time. Using the 3-step approach you can keep on top of cloud costs and inform developers when they’re close to hitting the allowed quota.
Monitor Usage and Apply Limits
So the first step is to set up a way to monitor and measure cloud spending. In Cloud Application Manager, you do this in the Admin Console under Cost Centers. A cost center represents the users, teams...