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Chargeback model

Hi all

Not sure if this is the right forum for this question - if not can someone point me in the right direction?

We're implementing a private IaaS cloud on the vRealize suite in the next few months and as part of the costings and business justification I have to include a basic charge-back model.  Does anyone preferably UK based have an example that I could use?  We're not sure what to charge at a sensible rate so any pointers would be very helpful.  It will be internal  per-project basis and so we will be charging the cost back to each project.  I'm working on units of 1 vCPU; 10GB RAM; 10GB Storage.  

Many thanks

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GrantOrchardVMw
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Can you tell me what software you have at your disposal? Have you bought the vCloud Suite or vRealize?

Grant

Grant http://grantorchard.com
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FJ1200
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Hi - no, not bought anything yet, just doing the business case. Will be getting vRealize Advanced to start with.  It's looking very good so far but not having done a chargeback model before we're not sure what to charge for what resource.  Do we charge more for CPU or for storage or RAM?  These will be customer projects mostly with a lifespan of 3-9 months then archived, but some will be development systems that will be only powered on periodically and so will live in slower tier 2 storage when not powered on.  Dev systems currently live in small racks on our shop floor area using power and space, and generating heat.  We want to get rid of that. We have many plans for this system, which we expect to grow year-on-year. 

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GrantOrchardVMw
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Commander

Fair enough! vRealize Business has built in models. If you wanted to be a little bit sneaky you could download a 60 day eval to give you some indication on how you should build out a model.

Grant

Grant http://grantorchard.com
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