This guide provides procedures to configure Buttonwood Central to enable users to begin consuming cloud resources and governing their organisation's cloud spend.
Buttonwood Central provides a number of functions, including:
- User management
- Cost management
- Consumption insights
- Application lifecycle management
Your Buttonwood representative will create a tenancy for you and provide you with administrative login credentials, otherwise sign up for a trial to get started immediately.
Configuring User Management
Users must be created and activated in Central. Users can be managed locally within Central, or synchronised with an external identity management provider.
- Add Users, using one of the following methods:
Configuring Cost Management
By default, two Cost Centres are created in Central - SaaS and IaaS. Budgets and users must be assigned to these cost centres in order for consumption costs to be tracked against them.
Additional Cost Centres and Budgets can be created to align with your organisation's business or accounting structure, and if required, delegate spending limits.
Configuring Cost Insights
Buttonwood Central will continually feed in and analyse cloud provider invoices in order to provide insights into an organisation's use of cloud services and their costs.
Service providers must be configured to allow Buttonwood to obtain billing files.
- Obtain subscription details and configure billing for Cloud Service Providers
- Enable bill harvesting and processing for Cloud Service Providers
Configuring Application Lifecycle Management
Buttonwood Central provides users with a portal to access organisation-assigned applications as well as user-configured applications.
Refer the Buttonwood Central User and Administration Guide for detailed system documentation.