Manage your Cloud Infrastructure Spend

Export Billing Data for Improved Cost Management

Your provider’s tools are inadequate for managing your cloud bill. Exporting your consumption detail is an essential foundation for cost management. In this article we show how to establish this on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We’ll configure a billing account to export to Google’s BigQuery and then make it useful for queries - both for monitoring processes and reporting - building on the cost-center labeling1 we’ve established. Read more →

Labeling Strategy for Cost Break-Down

Labeling cloud resources allows you to group costs and create a manageable, business-relevant break-down of your expenses. In this article we look at a strategy for applying labels consistently across your environment for support of cost management practices. We look at how labels are used to support billing break-down, and an example labeling standard you may build on for your organization. Read more →

Break it Down with Cost Centers

Your cloud bill needs to be broken down in a way that is meaningful to your organization. This article talks about what a meaningful cost break-down looks like, why it is important, and how to define this for your organization using the concept of Cost Centers. Read more →