Optima is a cost management and optimization solution that enables enterprises to cut cloud costs and ensure the ongoing efficient use of cloud resources across all of their business units, cloud accounts, clouds, and applications.
One of the biggest challenges when optimizing cloud costs is implementing recommended savings across large organizations where control of cloud accounts is decentralized. Optima offers a unique approach to cost management and optimization that enables cloud governance teams to work collaboratively with business units and cloud resource owners to reduce wasted cloud spend.
Optima is offered as a standalone product and also is included as part of the RightScale Cloud Management Platform (CMP).
New Features and Enhancements
This release of Optima includes the following enhancement: AWS Role-Based Onboarding (Released February 18, 2020).
Onboarding a customer with AWS role-based access requires the customer to create an IAM role with a policy attached that grants access to the billing bucket. This policy should be attached to a role that has been set up with a trust relationship with the Flexera trusted account, using the customers RightScale Organization ID as the external id.
Role-based onboarding is different from the traditional AWS on-boarding process, which requires the user to create an IAM user with programmatic (access and secret key) access.
requires the following:
|•||Create a New AWS IAM Policy for Optima|
|•||Create an IAM User that Can Read AWS Billing Reports|
At this time, no resolved issues are included with this release of Optima.
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