Cost Optimizer Dashboard


The Cost Optimizer page provides a snapshot of costs incurred by the various clouds installed for an organization.

Who Can Access the Cost Optimizer Dashboard?

The Cost Optimizer Dashboard is visible to all users who can access Cost Optimizer. However, information is displayed according to the access levels and is the home page for this root administrator. For example, the Cost Optimizer Admin (see Access and Roles) can view information across all cost groups, whereas a Cost Group Owner can view data specific to the cost group that the Cost Group Owner owns. 

What's in the Cost Optimizer Dashboard?

The Cost Optimizer dashboard displays information depending on your roles defined for you in the system (see Access and Roles). The header contains the following icons:

  • Currency – Displays recommendations specific to your cost group. A sample screenshot is shown below.

  • Notifications – Displays notifications based on settings specified in the Alerts Page. A sample screenshot is shown below. See Suite Admin Dashboard > Notifications for additional context.

Information on the dashboard can be controlled through the widget next to All Clouds. This widget helps you to display information for all clouds or specific clouds. The information is displayed as a summary of recommendations, costs, and inventory through the following: 

  • Projections dashlet

  • Cost dashlet

  • Inventory dashlet

Projections Dashlet

The Projection dashlet provides information about cost projections for the month. The graph on the right denotes the cost (incurred and project for the current month) over the previous month.

Cost is displayed in a denomination as defined in Suite Admin (see Currency Conversion).

Cost Dashlet

The Cost dashlet displays cost projections and cost reports through a high-level snapshot of cost for each cloud or all clouds in Cost Optimizer. 

  • By default, the cost is displayed for all clouds.

  • Click the widget next to All Clouds to view information for a specific cloud.

The cost projections for each cloud is displayed through the following reports: 

  • Cost by Cloud Provider

  • Cost by Department (Cost Group Type)

  • Cost by Organization Hierarchy

  • Cost over Time

  • Cost by Category

Each report provides the ability to view in-depth details for the specific dashlet. Click View Details in each report to open a page that provides information specific to that report.

Inventory Dashlet

This dashlet displays information about cloud inventory, such as CPU, memory, storage, etc. The information in parentheses adjacent to the header in each dashlet indicates the update schedule. See Data Collection

Budget Dashlet

The Budget dashlet displays the following details:

  • Forecasted budget projections based on the Alert Settings specified when Configuring Budgets.

  • Budget reports for cost groups associated with the supported clouds in Cost Optimizer.

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