Cost Modeling for GCP

  • Cost Modeling for On-Premise VMs to GCP

    • Translating On-Prem VMs to GCP Templates

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      If you are planning on migrating internal VMs to GCP then you have to first determine the closest equivalent template. After that typically you would fill out complex spreadsheets to calculate your operational costs in GCP.

      Akasia CloudView reduces your cost calculation to 2 simple steps and under a minute by automatically presenting the closest equivalent templates in GCP, and the costs associated with the templates – both Predefined and Custom templates.

      Akasia CloudView also calculates hidden cloud costs arising from IO transactions and network bandwidth utilization that are typically free on-prem, but incur charges in GCP.

      View the ongoing costs of your existing VMs if they were to migrate to GCP. Compare these costs to the ongoing costs of running the VMs in other clouds.

    • Right-Sizing to Save Costs in GCP

      Not all resources allocated to a VM are typically utilized. Enterprises may choose to only migrate used capacity as opposed to allocated capacity and save 30-60% costs in the cloud.

      Akasia analyzes and displays allocated vs. used resources for each VM and allows the user to view GCP costs for allocated (1-1 mapping) and used (right-sized) resources.

      The screenshot shows the different templates and storage options selected for the VMs, and the savings from right-sizing per month.

    • Adding Ancillary GCP Services

      Once you have calculated in-house VM-to-GCP costs, the next step is to add ancillary GCP services such as
      – OS
      – Storage
      – Firewalls
      – Load balancers
      – Monitoring
      – Backup
      – etc.

      Akasia CloudView shows you the GCP catalog conveniently within your cost management dashboard to allow you to model a complete GCP environment for cost planning for your migration or DR to GCP.

    • Add Other Costs

      Step 3 is to add cloud migration costs, administration costs and other costs to flesh out all the costs associated with migrating as well as operating your workloads to GCP.

    • Costs Comparison Summary

      In the Summary page you can now compare the full costs involved in running your workload on-premise, right-sizing and migrating it to GCP and running it in GCP.

      You can also see the monthly savings from right-sizing – both in GCP Predefined Templates as well as Custom Templates.

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