RightScale Optima

Release Notes

April 2019

Introduction

RightScale Optima is a cost management and optimization solution that enables enterprises to cut cloud costs and ensure the ongoing efficient use of cloud resources across all of their business units, cloud accounts, clouds, and applications.

One of the biggest challenges when optimizing cloud costs is implementing recommended savings across large organizations where control of cloud accounts is decentralized. RightScale Optima offers a unique approach to cost management and optimization that enables cloud governance teams to work collaboratively with business units and cloud resource owners to reduce wasted cloud spend.

RightScale Optima is offered as a standalone product and also is included as part of the RightScale Cloud Management Platform (CMP).

New Features and Enhancements

This release of RightScale Optima includes the following new features and enhancements:

Added zero-cost usage rows to Tabular View and Resources List (Released April 19)
Updated rules for percent change coloring in Tabular View (Released April 9)
Added three dimensions to the UI (Released April 5 and April 12)
Added one metric to the UI (Released April 5)

Added zero-cost usage rows to Tabular View and Resources List (Released April 19)

The Billing Centers > Tabular View and Dashboard > Resources List now display zero-cost usage for cloud billing. Even if the usage was not charged, for example if an instance was fully covered by a Reserved Instance, the Cost column will display $0.00.

Updated rules for percent change coloring in Tabular View (Released April 9)

After navigating to Billing Centers > Tabular View > Show and selecting Show percent change if cost difference is greater than $ you will see the updated rules for percent change coloring:

Gray if the increase or decrease is 5% or less
Light green if the decrease is more than 5% and less than 30%
Dark green if the decrease is 30% or more
Orange if the increase is more than 5% and less than 30%
Red if the increase is 30% or more

Added three dimensions to the UI (Released April 5 and April 12)

The following new dimensions now appear in Optima’s default and custom dashboards, Resource List, and Billing Centers Tabular View:

usage_type (populated for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure)
resource_group (populated only for Microsoft Azure)
usage_unit (populated for all vendors)

For further information, see:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Bill-based Data Dimensions 
Google Cloud Platform Bill-based Data Dimensions 
Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreement Bill-based Data Dimensions 

Added one metric to the UI (Released April 5)

The following new metric now appears in Optima’s default and custom dashboards, Resource List, and Billing Centers Tabular View:

usage_amount (populated for all vendors)

For further information, see:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Bill-based Data Dimensions 
Google Cloud Platform Bill-based Data Dimensions 
Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreement Bill-based Data Dimensions 

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