Cost models in cost management for OpenShift

Running Kubernetes in the cloud
  1. … support different sources of information, like metrics, costs from providers, labels, etc.
  2. … be capable of adapt to different environments without needing to code the login
  3. … should be as simple as possible so it is easy to understand
  4. … should be capable of modeling most of the scenarios (Pareto)
Three different sources of information that can be used to calculate costs

Next step: calculations

  • Where you are comfortable charging per usage (CPU and Memory, Storage), we allow you to define a price list that is using the data metered.
  • If you prefer to charge by big numbers, you can define in your price list a price per node (and soon you will be able to do it per project and cluster).
  • If you don’t really want to go into detail and maintain the lifecycle of your price list, we support adding a markup to the cloud cost.
Cost management new cost model being implemented
  • Create a label: “storage-tier” and associate it to your storage
  • Create a rate that depends on the label “storage-tier”, and define different rates for “SSD”, “HD”, etc.
  • Mark one of them as the default when no label has been found.

Examples

Summary

To know more:

  • Visit the project Koku in GitHub.
  • Read the documentation of the OpenSource project
  • Read the documentation of the commercial version (go to the cost management group)
  • Start using the tool today (if you are an OpenShift customer it is included)
  • Contact the author or costmanagement@redhat.com to know more

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Telecoms Engineering, MBA. I have worked in many roles in the industry, from R&D to sales, and I am currently the product manager for cost management @Red Hat

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Sergio Ocón-Cárdenas

Sergio Ocón-Cárdenas

Telecoms Engineering, MBA. I have worked in many roles in the industry, from R&D to sales, and I am currently the product manager for cost management @Red Hat

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