VMware vCenter Chargeback enables accurate cost measurement, analysis, and reporting of virtual machines. With vCenter Chargeback, line-of-business owners and IT teams can gain visibility into the actual cost of the virtual infrastructure required to support business services. vCenter Chargeback provides the ability to map IT costs to business units, cost centers, or external customers - enabling a better understanding of how much resources cost and what can be done to optimize resource utilization. vCenter Chargeback also allows organizations to support policy-driven accountability for self-service environments so that business owners can "pay as they go" for IT resources.
Gain accurate visibility over virtualization costs
vCenter Chargeback captures accurate cost metrics for virtual environments, giving you insight in to the true costs of provisioned systems. vCenter Chargeback takes into account many different factors, ranging from hardware costs (CPU, memory, storage, etc.) to additional elements such as power and cooling.
Enable the delivery of IT as a service
vCenter Chargeback provides a charging foundation for enabling cloud computing. Used in conjunction with a self-service catalog, business owners can now have complete transparency into and accountability for the services they are consuming.
A Chargeback hierarchy makes it easy to manage Chargeback models
Administrators create a Chargeback hierarchy that provides the basis for determining cost structures and delivery of reports. The hierarchy can span multiple vCenter server instances for organization-wide Chargeback. Cost templates simplify and standardize the process of adding costs for virtual machines to the Chargeback hierarchy. Any number of cost templates can be created to support different cost structures across the organization.
Report infrastructure costs accurately
vCenter Chargeback automatically creates detailed reports that can be submitted to business units within an organization or used by IT for decision-making and planning. This provides organizations a clear view of resources consumed and their associated costs, eliminating the perception that virtual machines are "free".
Flexible cost accounting allows costs to be captured accuratelyProduct Highlights
Administrators can define base rates associated with metered elements. Rate multipliers can be applied to different costing models at run-time, allowing IT organizations to account for use of higher-end storage or servers, or higher SLAs. Metered elements that are not needed can also be easily disabled.
- Improve resource utilization by gaining accurate visibility into the true costs of virtualized workloads
- Enable line-of-business owners to have full transparency and accountability for self-service resource requests
- Model infrastructure costs in a flexible way that fits organizational processes and policies