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Solving the Hybrid Cloud Cost Reporting Challenge



Hybrid Cloud Cost Reporting Challenge.jpgYour organization has made the leap to hybrid cloud, and developers now enjoy a greater amount of flexibility deploying applications to both private and public clouds. Congratulations, your goal to implement a self-service, extremely flexible, and modern compute and storage infrastructure aligned to your optimal services and performance requirements is well on the way to full implementation.

So what’s the next big challenge?

Maintaining organizational governance and compliance policies across the hybrid cloud estate is your next big challenge on your path to successfully implementing a hybrid cloud environment.

All organizations desire the flexibility that enables speed to deployment, faster ROI, and realization of new revenue sources. At the same time, these groups need to ensure industry-specific compliance requirements, security profile adherence, budget control, and cost reporting across the organization.

Having visibility into costs and spend represents a challenge when applications are deployed across multiple infrastructure providers.  The public cloud providers such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure provide extensive cost reporting tools, but those tools are optimized for those specific providers.  Current onsite datacenter infrastructure or private cloud cost reporting tools may or may not support new models of on-demand rate tables and cost reporting functions. The challenge then becomes how to master multiple cost reporting tools, while attempting to build a single, cost reporting application to track everything.

Do you need to build your own solution?

The latest release of HPE OneSphere was developed specifically to help IT organizations and line of business leadership get aggregated cost reports across their cloud landscape, when using both public and private cloud providers. Users of HPE OneSphere can now access a cost reporting dashboard that provides instant access to common data views and reports with the capability to drill down quickly into areas of interest. 

Custom dashboard views can be added that provide additional snapshot views. Multiple cost reporting and utilization meters are also available for users to create custom reports that can be focused on a single provider type or span across multiple private and public cloud providers. Reports can be defined for different time periods and saved for continual access.  Report data can be downloaded and integrated into external advanced analytics and graphing applications or into billing applications for internal chargeback use cases. 

Future releases of HPE OneSphere are targeted to provide support for budget comparisons and alerts, forecast and trend analysis, advanced utilization reporting, and cross-platform cost analytics and workload placement functions tied to an organization’s deployment policies.

To view the cost insights functionality in action, please view the demo video.  To learn more about HPE OneSphere, please visit

Tim Cuddy
HPE Software-Defined and Cloud Group,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Tim Cuddy.jpgAbout Tim Cuddy

Tim Cuddy is currently a Senior Product Manager at HPE and has been involved in the technology sector for over 3 decades selling, supporting, and developing a variety of different consumer and IT-related computer technology products for companies such as Apple, Cisco and HPE.  Tim’s only goal as a product manager is to develop and bring to market products that customers love to buy and use.


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