This guide provides procedures to using and administering Buttonwood Cloud Analytics. It provides an overview of each function of Analytics and explains how to use these functions.
It is recommended to review this guide prior to using Analytics to ensure that you are familiar with the concepts involved.
Buttonwood Cloud Analytics
Buttonwood Cloud Analytics delivers important insights into your Cloud spend. By collecting and analysing the complex billing data provided by Cloud providers, Analytics can be used to identify and understand where an organisation's Cloud spend is going, who is consuming and deploying in Cloud, and how spending can be optimised in a meaningful way.
With Buttonwood Cloud Analytics, you have the power to integrate and personalise your existing both public and private Cloud accounts and resources, giving you a deeper understanding about your organisation’s cloud expenditure.
Your organisation can use Analytics to gain deep insights into Cloud usage and associated costs, which provides greater agility in increasing cost efficiency and meeting business demands. Customise the way you view your data to create reports that work within your organisation.
Cloud Analytics gives you the opportunity to allocate a class to each of your instances and then tag it across all bills. Your reports will then present your Cloud spend in line with your organisation's structure, projects, or cost centres.
Analytics simplifies your Cloud accounts allowing you to analyse your Cloud usage quickly and succinctly, giving you complete control over your cloud bills.
Users can, in near real-time:
- View Cloud spend across providers in simple drill-down charts
- Understand the percentage of cost each resource is consuming
- Track deployments and understand what your spend is delivering
- View the exchange rates against your bill over time to help make sense of increase and decreases in costs
The following topics are covered in this guide:
- Logging In
- Functional Overview
- Using the Dashboard
- Viewing Accounts
- Viewing Deployments
- Viewing Resources
- Using Tools