Cost Planning for Oracle Compute Cloud

  • Cost Planning for Oracle Compute Cloud

    • Translating On-Prem VMs to Oracle Compute Cloud

      If you are planning on migrating internal VMs to the Oracle Compute Cloud (OCC) then you have to first determine the closest equivalent VM “shape” in the Oracle Compute Cloud. A shape is a VM with a specific size and memory. You have the ability of selecting VMs of various shapes to match your on-premise VMs.

      Akasia CloudView reduces your cost calculation to 2 simple steps and under a minute by automatically presenting the closest equivalent shapes in the Oracle Compute Cloud, and the costs associated with them.

      Akasia CloudView also calculates hidden cloud costs arising from IO transactions and network bandwidth utilization that are typically free on-prem, but may incur charges in OCC.

      View the monthly costs of your existing VMs if they were to migrate to OCC. Compare these costs to the ongoing costs of running the VMs in other clouds.

    • Right Sizing to Save Costs in Oracle Compute Cloud Service

      Not all resources allocated to a VM are typically utilized. Enterprises may choose to only migrate used capacity as opposed to allocated capacity and save 30-60% costs in the cloud.

      Akasia analyzes and displays allocated vs. used resources for each VM and allows the user to view OCC costs for allocated (1-1 mapping) and used (right-sized) resources.

      The screenshot shows the different templates and storage options selected for the VMs, and the savings from right-sizing in OCC per month.

    • Adding Additional Services to Cost Modeling

      Once you have calculated in-house VM-to-OCC costs, the next step is to add ancillary OCC services such as
      – OS
      – Storage
      – Firewalls
      – Load balancers
      – Monitoring
      – Backup
      – etc.

      Akasia CloudView shows you the OCC catalog conveniently within your cost management dashboard to allow you to model a complete OCC environment for cost planning for your migration or DR to OCC.

    • Add Other Costs to OCC Cost Modeling

      Step 3 is to add cloud migration costs, administration costs and other costs to flesh out all the costs associated with migrating as well as operating your workloads to OCC.

    • On-Premise vs. Oracle Compute Cloud

      In the Summary page you can now compare the costs involved in running your workload on-premise, right-sizing and migrating it to OCC and running it in OCC.

      You can also see the monthly savings from right-sizing in OCC.

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      Learn how you can measure the cost of running each workload for the purposes of:

      - optimizing the infrastructure to save costs

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