Working principles of showback and chargeback
In the previous sections we learned all about type of costs, the various discount programs that cloud providers offer and we built a cost model. The latter is an extensive exercise, where we list all components that we use in our clouds.
In multi-cloud an application could span services over various clouds. By choosing the perspective of the application, all services will be captured. If we have done cost modeling right, we will know exactly what resources are connected to the application and with that what running the applications costs. Then there’s one last thing to do and that’s coupling the application to the application owner and with that the team, department, or business unit.
Before we can start the process of chargeback, we need visibility on the application chains, the resources and services that are used in cloud and the respective costs that are associated with these resources and services. This process is referred...