Chargeback and IT Costing

Chargeback & IT Costing

vCommander assigns and tracks virtual asset costs in real time, with comprehensive reporting on virtual infrastructure costs and growth trends. Use this information for budgetary planning, VM placement decisions and providing costing reports to your IT service consumers.

With its built-in cost calculation and simple-to-use wizard-based cost models that you can customize for both public and private infrastructure, vCommander provides IT chargeback or showback to your users. vCommander supports multi-tenant cost configuration, allowing you to present costs for different users, customers or parts of your infrastructure.

Get visibility into VM costs, run what-if scenarios that compare workload costs on different infrastructures, and provide out-of-the-box billing reports for the consumers of your IT services.

vCommander also interfaces with third-party platforms for billing, service management and asset management. Working with your existing billing system to invoice customers, vCommander's REST API makes it easy to access VM billing records.

Getting started with cloud expense management

Watch our video: Cloud Cost Optimization

Go to Help > Getting Started with Cloud Expense Management for an overview of the steps involved in cloud expense management with vCommander:

  1. Configure cost models: Configure your private cloud cost models, or enhance your public cloud cost models, for infrastructure costs and reporting.
  2. Assign resource ownership: Assign resource ownership to organizations and users, so that costs are properly assigned.
  3. Check recommendations: vCommander issues rightsizing, power schedule and Reserved Instance recommendations.
  4. Run the Cloud Billing Report: Calculate the accrued costs for all public and private cloud services.
  5. Run the VM Comparative Economics Report: Assess the benefit of moving VMs, applying right sizing recommendations, or both.
  6. Run the Reserved Instance Planner Report (for AWS): Recommends Reserved Instance purchases for each AWS region, OS and instance type, based on usage metrics.
  7. View the Cost Analytics Dashboard: Go to Views > Solutions > Cost Analytics.

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