Analyzing Cloud Costs in Billing Centers

Billing centers provide a method to allocate costs into certain groups, or cost centers, which can then be analyzed and reported or alerted on. Users can create any number of billing centers, each one spanning multiple cloud vendors and accounts. The aggregated costs are rolled up into the associated billing center.

A billing center contains a collection of cloud charges which come from public cloud bills that have been connected to Cloud Cost Optimization. Bill charges are associated with a billing center by creating allocation rules designating specific cloud accounts or cloud tags. Billing centers should be logically organized by cost center, department, or project, for example, to separate cloud costs for costs analysis, showback, or chargeback.

Use billing centers to provide scheduled cost reports, implement budgets, and organize your cloud charges across all of your public cloud providers.

This section describes the following features of Billing Centers:

Managing Billing Centers
Cost Dimensions
Billing Center Hierarchies
Tabular View
Scheduled Reports and Budget Alerts
Allocation Rules
Monthly CSV Reports in Billing Centers