New Features

Plugin Costs API - Traditionally, RightScale has been focused on IaaS, however over the last few years we have been helping users manage their resources running in any environment. We do this by using Plugins. We are expanding RightScale Optima so that you can have visibility into all your costs regardless of which environment they run in. Here are some use cases you can now achieve using this new feature:

  • You can see your bills from cloud providers which RightScale does not have native support for, such as Oracle cloud. You can plugin these costs into Optima and see these costs in the same pane of glass.
  • You can plugin costs from other SaaS vendors, PaaS vendors etc into Optima.
  • You can plugin private cloud costs, other than the hourly compute costs which we track natively. As an example, if you would like to track storage costs on your private cloud, these costs can be plugged into Optima.

You can use the Optima API to push these costs in, and use the API or the UI to read these. You can then create budget alerts and scheduled reports to include these costs. Please see the Optima PluginCosts API for more information.

PluginCosts Screenshot in Optima Dashboard

Combined Costs API - To simplify accessing PluginCosts, CloudBills, and Instances at once, we have created a new Combined Costs API. This handles falling back to Instances data when no CloudBills are available, and is used on the Optima dashboard, and in scheduled reports and budget alerts.

For more information, see the Combined Costs API documentation.