This guide provides procedures to configure Buttonwood Exchange to enable users to begin consuming Cloud resources and governing their organisation's Cloud spend.
Buttonwood Cloud Exchange provides a number of functions, including:
- User Management
- Budget Management
- Application Lifecycle Management
Buttonwood recommends using the Buttonwood Exchange Configuration Workbook to ensure all configuration information has been gathered for the configuration.
Configuring User Management
Users must be created activated in Exchange. Users can be managed locally within Exchange, or synchronised with an external identity management provider.
- Add Users, using one of the following methods:
Configuring Budget Management
By default, two Cost Centres are created in Exchange - 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 an organisation's business or accounting structure, and if required, delegate spending limits.
Configuring Application Lifecycle Management
The Exchange provides users with a central portal to access organisation-assigned applications as well as user-configured applications.