The content on this page applies to the new Optima capabilities only. You can tell if you are enabled on these capabilities if you see a
Tabular view tab in Billing Centers.
Cost dimensions allow you to slice and dice your cost information to provide insights on spend and potential savings. This page describes custom cost dimensions, but there are also RightScale-generated dimensions and bill-based dimensions.
Custom dimensions are dimensions that are specific to your organization. Today, only resource tag/label-based dimensions are supported.
Any resource tags (labels in Google) in your bill data can be enabled as custom dimensions. For Google and Microsoft Azure, all resource tags/labels are available in the bill data by default. For Amazon Web Services, resource tags must be configured as user-defined cost allocation tags in order for them to be available in the bill and be used as custom dimensions in Optima.
To configure a tag/label as a custom dimension, please email email@example.com with a list of the tags/labels that you would like configured. This will be user-controlled in the future.