Manage the cost of your IT and cloud services
IBM® SmartCloud Cost Management provides visibility into the usage and cost of your infrastructure and other non-IT resources. The software helps you track and assess shared computing resource usage accurately, and better manage the cost of your cloud and IT services.
IBM SmartCloud Cost Management provides the following features and benefits:
- Provides insight into virtualized and physical IT assets—discover who is utilizing shared resources and what is being used. This helps you quantify how departmental and project behavior contributes to overall IT total cost of ownership.
- Includes advanced analytics—uses IBM Cognos reporting and usage metering coverage for virtual and cloud computing resources, storage resources and network resources.
- Provides user visibility into the cost implications of services—helps bring down costs while delivering IT services more efficiently.
- Supports cloud showback and chargeback processes—provides an accurate metering and cost rating tool for tracking business processes against budgets.
- Integrates more secure cloud usage reporting with cloud provisioning and management products—allows users to better manage the infrastructure cost of cloud offerings.
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