IBM Solutions for Clouds and Virtualization in Enterprise Environments

Dec 18, 2012

To fully realize the benefits of cloud computing implemented via virtualization, organizations must be able to understand the cost of the resources used by the cloud services. This task is much more challenging when services reside on shared virtual servers.

This whitepaper will help you understand how the cost of delivering cloud services helps cloud service providers run a profitable business and maximize their investment in virtualization resources, enabling organizations to:

  • Provide visibility of costs to determine profitability across lines of business, products and cloud services
  • Allocate costs and/or chargeback to the consumers of cloud services or virtualization resources
  • Understand virtualization resource costs to help justify expenses and future investments