Feature spotlights

Get ongoing visibility and governance

A streamlined dashboard offers a range of reports on key functions such as cost and cost trends, asset locations and the provider accounts and asset types that are driving spending. The dashboard uses graphics to highlight areas of special interest or concern in your hybrid cloud environment. Then with the rest of the IBM Cloud Brokerage suite, companies can continue their hybrid cloud transformation by aligning governance, consumption, operations and delivery across a variety of providers.

Manage spend and assets across hybrid clouds

Visible data helps you focus on which assets are performing as expected and which are not. Predictive analytics, chart color coding and other features help you prioritize where changes can have the biggest impact.

Recalibrate cost by comparing planned versus actual

Built-in dashboards make it easier to compare budgeted with actual performance. The service also taps years of IBM experience to offer cognitive recommendations that help you set policies to streamline cloud usage across the board, predict future trends and identify waste.

Compare the costs of alternative providers

Catalog, pricing and matching engines help you find alternative providers more easily. You also can compare the cost of running various functions through them more quickly. You are able to review insights and recommendations using built-in advanced analytics and cognitive capabilities and simulate changes to inventory, spend goals and operational priorities.

Enable bulk policy tagging

Continuously manage asset changes across providers by establishing a standardized tagging model using recommendations and policy settings.

Reduce cost and enhance compliance

The service can provide dynamic cost reduction and policy enhancement recommendations tailored to your hybrid cloud. These recommendations are based on a rich knowledge base of cognitive insights and cloud best practices.

Support budget compliance

IBM Cloud Brokerage Managed Services Cost and Asset Management offers a five-step process to help improve control and governance: 1) Set budget and governance thresholds and policies for services. 2) Connect to your cloud accounts. 3) Track the costs of the services, including recurring and usage-based costs. 4) Communicate the costs and projected trends using the purpose-built cost analytics engines; initiate and track changes. 5) Simulate and optimize the assets and better control your costs.

Customer case studies

  • As global data centers reach end of life, food company seizes chance to implement hybrid cloud

    Fortune 500 nutrition, health, and wellness company
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  • Manufacturer gains single source to plan, buy and manage cloud services from multiple suppliers.

    Major manufacturer
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  • Enterprise transforms into cloud broker to deliver greater value

    Multi-national enterprise
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