External Cloud

The External Cloud module aims to track and analyse the different instances of a cloud provider. You will find a list of the different instances as well as detailed information about them.

Dashboard

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COSTS The first chart entitled "COSTS" shows the estimated CPU and storage costs of a region for the current month. By clicking on the "more" button, you get a history of the region's costs month by month as well as the details per instance. This list can be exported to CSV.

Item Description
ID Instance id
Name Name of the instance
State Status of the instance [running - off - destroy]
Compute cost ($/month) Cost related to the processor calculation
Storage cost ($/month) Storage cost
Total cost ($/month) Sum of all costs

INTANCES The second map entitled "INTANCES" presents an inventory of the instances declared in the analysed region. You can see the number of instances created, deleted, running and stopped. By clicking on the "more" button, you get a history of the instances in the region month by month and the details per instance. This list can be exported to CSV.

Item Description
ID Instance id
Name Name of the instance
Creattion date Date of creation
Type Type of instance
State Status of the instance [running - off - destroy]
vCPU Number of vCPUs assigned to the instance
vRAM (MB) Amount of RAM assigned to the instance

By selecting an instance, you get additional information about the instance properties.

GREEN IT The third map entitled "GREEN IT" shows the estimated energy consumption of the instances in the region as well as an estimate of the CO2 equivalent emitted by them in the current month. The estimate of the CO2 equivalent takes into account the so-called direct energy and the so-called grey energy. By clicking on the more button, you will obtain a graphical representation of the CO2 equivalent emitted month by month and the details by instance.

ELASTICITY The fourth map entitled "ELASTICITY" shows the evolution of the instances over the last 30 days analysed. The green bar represents the number of instances deleted during a day. The red point represents the number of existing instances at the end of the day. The blue bar represents the number of instances created during a day.

The objective is to monitor the number of instances and to make sure that there is not an increasing increase due to a malfunctioning of the "autoscaling" techniques.

DYNAMICITY The fifth map entitled "DYNAMICITY" shows the age distribution of instances. The objective is to ensure that the instances have a short lifetime.

CPU CREDITS The sixth map entitled "CPU CREDITS" shows the CPU credit usage for the instances with this property. The chart shows the average distribution of the instances that used their credits in a normal, under- or over-dimensioned way. Normal usage means that the credits were consumed more than 50% of their daily capacity and without overcharging. Under-utilization means that the credits in a day have been consumed below 50% of their daily capacity. An over-dimensioned usage means that the credits during a day have been overcharged. By clicking on the "more" button, you can see the credit consumption of the instances day by day. By clicking on a behaviour, you get a list of the instances with this behaviour.

SAVINGS PLAN The seventh map entitled "SAVINGS PLAN" shows the utilisation rate of a savings plan assigned to a region. The objective of a savings plan is to be 100% used. The graph shows the distribution of the usage rate of the savings plan for each day. The "usage rate" section displays the average usage rate for the current month as well as the minimum and maximum observed. By clicking on the "more" button, you get the properties of the savings plan. By selecting the latter, you get the daily usage rate for the current month. This map is optional and is only displayed if savings plans have been detected.

OPPORTUNITIES

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The purpose of this section is to analyse the current instances in order to propose actions that could lead to potential savings.

RESIZING The first map entitled "RESIZING" shows the estimated savings for the current month if a change of instance type is made. By clicking on the "more" button, you get the list of instances that can be resized. This list can be exported to CSV.

Item Description
ID Instance id
Name Name of the instance
Burstable Mode Enter or exit burstable mode depending on the type of instance
Gain (%) Estimate of the best gain of the solutions found

By selecting an instance you get a list of solutions to change the type of instance to save money. The algorithm takes into account the billing type, CPU peaks, vCPU and RAM allocation when looking for the most economical solution.

TURN OFF The second map entitled "TURN OFF" shows the estimated savings for the current month if the instance is turned off. By clicking on the "more" button, you get a table of the instances and their behaviour. This list can be exported to CSV.

Item Description
ID Instance id
Name Name of the instance
Behavior Behaviour of the instance during the current month [idle - normal].
vCPU Reference (%) Processor reference for credit analysis
Compute time in month (hour) Number of hours in the month in status running
Action Action to be implemented if possible

An "idle at 5%" behaviour means that all processor consumption points are below 5%. An instance is declared "idle" if all its consumption points are below its vCPU reference. By selecting an instance you get the distribution of idle times according to the processor consumption thresholds (2, 5, 10, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 30 and 40%).

Only instances with on-demand billing can generate savings if they are switched off.

SAVINGS PLAN The third card entitled "SAVINGS PLAN" shows the estimated savings for the current month if instances are included in a savings plan. By clicking on the "more" button, you get a table of instance families that could be integrated in a savings plan. This list can be exported to CSV.

Item Description
Family Instance family not assigned to an economy plan
Compute cost On Demand ($/month) Cost of the family in the current month
Compute cost 1 Year ($/month) Family cost in current month if 1 year savings plan
Estimated commitment 1 Year ($/hour) Estimated commitment rate if 1 year booking
Compute cost 3 Years ($/month) Cost of the family in the current month if 3 year savings plan
Estimated commitment 3 Years ($/hour) Estimated commitment rate if 3 year booking

By selecting the family, you will get a list of the instances involved.

SPOT The fourth card entitled "SPOT" shows the estimated savings for the current month if the instances are declared as "spot". By clicking on the "more" button, you get a table of instances that can be defined as spot instances. This list can be exported to CSV. Only instances belonging to an autoscaling group are eligible for spot resizing.

Item Description
ID Instance id
Name Name of the instance
Autoscaling Number of times an instance has been created with the same name
Compute cost ($) Processor cost of the instance for the current month
Spot cost ($) Processor cost of the instance in the current month if spot
Estimated compute cost year ($) Estimated compute cost of the instance over 1 year
Estimated spot cost year ($) Estimated instance CPU cost over 1 year if spot
Gain (%) Estimated gain if spot

CONSUMPTION COUNTER

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This section allows you to observe the processor resources as well as the relative disk and network throughputs over the period for a particular instance. The curves represent the average consumption over the past hour. The maximums observed allow the exact time to be displayed. This is given in UTC (Universal Time Coordinated). The "surplus credits charged analysis" button allows to follow all the instances (even if they have been deleted) that have generated a surplus of CPU credits.

CONSUMPTION PROFILE

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This section allows to observe consumption profiles hour by hour and day by day for a particular instance.

REGION GRAPH

This section allows to observe the distribution of instances by family type. Each bubble representing an instance increases in diameter depending on the value of the selected resource. By clicking on an instance, you get a summary of its consumption data and properties.

The "list view" option presents a table of all instances of the current model summarising the consumption data and the properties of the instance. This list can be exported to CSV.

The "map view" option allows to map the instance, its instance type, its family up to the analysed region.

SETTINGS

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By clicking on the setting option at the top right of the "External Cloud" page, you can then switch and display the data from one organisation account to another and from one region to another.

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