VMware vCenter Chargeback, part of the VMware family of management products, enables accurate cost measurement, analysis and reporting. With vCenter Chargeback, create cost transparency and accountability so business owners and IT staff can understand the actual cost of the virtual infrastructure required to support business services. VMware vCenter Chargeback is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and gives you 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 to reduce overall spend on IT infrastructure.
Model, measure and assign costs of virtual machines. Enables accurate cost measurement, analysis and reporting, allowing VI administrators to understand costs associated with virtualized workloads. Create cost transparency and accountability with business owners. Enable administrators to build flexible cost models (fixed costs, costs for allocated resources and actual resource utilization costs) based on organizational units/structures Fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server. Available in English only at this time.
Creates customizable cost models
Administrators can customize their chargeback model with unique cost information and flexible cost models.
Reports infrastructure costs precisely
Chargeback accounts for many different factors ranging from hardware costs (CPU, memory, storage, etc.) to power and cooling. Incorporating all of these variables provides administrators with an accurate and comprehensive view of costs associated with the virtualized environment Chargeback.
Simplifies billing and reportingProduct Highlights
Chargeback automatically creates detailed billing reports that can be submitted to business units within an organization. This provides business units with a clear view of resources consumed and their associated costs, eliminating the perception that virtual machines are "free".
- Creates a simple, flexible and accurate model for measuring costs in a shared IT services environment
- Makes better resource utilization and allocation decisions by ensuring accurate measurement of the true costs of virtualized workloads
- Helps end users make informed decisions about service levels requested with better visibility of their associated costs