The Cost Anomaly Detection feature analyzes the spend of all Billing Centers in an Organization over a specified time period. If the percentage change of the most recent period compared to the previous period exceeds the specified threshold, then an email alert is sent out to any addresses indicated during configuration.
The feature polls all Billing Centers, looking for any that have exceeded the Percent Change threshold.
The last 2 days are not included in the analysis, due to potential delays of the cloud providers updating their billing data.
Billing Center Cost Anomaly Input Parameters
Time Period - Number of days to analyze in each period. For example, if 6 days is set, then the latest time period will be 8 days ago to 3 days ago (to account for cloud provider bill delays) and the previous time period will be 14 days ago to 9 days ago.
Minimum Value: 1
Maximum Value: 31
Anomaly Threshold- Percentage change threshold. If the percentage change of Billing Center spend from the latest time period compared to the previous time period exceeds this value, then a report is sent out via email.
Cost Metric - Specify options for amortized vs nonamortized and blended vs unblended costs
Email addresses of the recipients you wish to notify - A list of email addresses to notify
Billing Center Cost Anomaly Required Permissions
This feature requires permissions to access Optima resources. Before applying this feature, add the following roles for the user hoping to leverage this functionality. The roles should be applied to any individual accounts where the feature will run, or to the entire organization to apply to all accounts. For more information on modifying roles, read the Governance User Roles documentation.