IBM stays abreast of cloud costs to help sales deals
The market intelligence team at IBM was frequently called upon by their sales teams to clarify the relative cost of IBM Cloud versus other clouds. Comparing cloud resources would mean comparing roughly a million line items. IBM turned to the Akasia Cloud Modeler (ACM) to help them model cloud resources and compare them across AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud.
ACM allows the user to select from a product catalog that includes all cloud resources orderable from AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud; configure them using the helpful ACM wizard; and view the bill of materials and costs across the clouds.
What used to take the IBM team hours to compare manually can be performed in minutes with much more accuracy with ACM.