Automated cloud cost management

meshStack enables you to analyze and sustainably reduce your cloud costs

Central cost transparency across all clouds

  • Overview of cloud costs for all stakeholders
  • Cross-cloud cost allocation to cost centers
  • Metering of private clouds and on-premises services (via Service Marketplace)
  • PDF and CSV export
  • Showback and chargeback
  • Definition of quotas and budgets
  • Budget Alerts

Creation and management of payment methods

Payment methods in meshStack model company-specific means of allocation (e.g. budgets, cost centers, internal orders) and can be freely configured accordingly – name, expiration date, budget, and much more. They can be created and assigned to projects by administrators or external systems in customer accounts. In addition, so-called “Substitute Payment Methods” can be stored, which e.g. allow an automatic change of the budget at a certain date (e.g. year change). In meshstack, payment methods can be managed in various ways:

  • Via self-service for project and project teams by team members or administrators
  • Creation via external systems and subsequent assignment to project teams

Chargeback in the multi-cloud

meshStack offers the possibility to define billing rules and prices based on measured consumption data and thus to create monetary settlements. Specifically, the chargeback module enables:

  • Billing at meshProject level
  • Total overview of costs for cloud resources used
  • Monthly cost history
  • Billing for deputies/partners: display of cost overview for managed accounts
  • Cost dashboard in meshPanel (UI)

Metering for maximum efficiency

Metering enables meshStack to measure cloud resources used in connected cloud platforms and for connected cloud services if and insofar as the connected platforms technically support the collection of consumption data and have been configured for this. Own prices or cost allocations can be added flexibly in the service catalog.

The collected consumption data is consolidated at meshProject level, prepared for the user and displayed in the meshPanel (UI). Likewise, all cost data can be exported via API or as CSV to make them available for further analyses or internal billing systems.

Use Case

How all multi-cloud stakeholders gain visibility into cloud costs

1. Team Lead Tom receives monthly Project Statements to manage the costs of his projects.

2. Developer Emanuela can view the costs she incurs from cloud resources and control the chosen architecture/resource usage accordingly.

3. Platform Operator Olivia, can centrally view the costs of all private and public cloud platforms and export them for billing.

Further advantages of meshStack

Cloud cost transparency

Keep developers financially accountable by providing them with an easily accessible view of their current cloud spend at all times.

Define multi-cloud budgets

Multi-cloud budgets allow developers to leverage their preferred technologies to build applications without adding cost allocation overhead.

Fully automated cost management

Automatically allocate cloud costs to the teams that incur them. Say goodbye to tedious manual spreadsheets.

Datenexport zum Erstellen von Reports

Export all your cost data to create custom reports for effective cloud cost management using tools like PowerBI or Google Looker (formerly Data Studio).

Allocation of internal costs to application teams

Distribute the cost of shared services such as CI/CD, networking, or monitoring and governance functions such as landing zones equitably across application teams.

Custom Fees

meshStack offers the option to store your own fees and/or discount rates, which are automatically transferred by the system to the regular billing of a meshProject and are listed and calculated there.

Challenge

Lack of cost transparency and manual cost allocation

IT decision-makers often lack the means to allocate the costs incurred in the cloud to specific projects or cost centers. Efficient controlling of cloud costs is therefore not possible or only possible with error-prone, manual processes. Due to the long time lag between the generation and billing of costs, it is often too late to take action when costs get out of hand.

Solution

Cross-cloud cost allocation at meshProject level

meshcloud prepares the usage data of the cloud platforms used and creates transparency for controlling and cost management. The costs can be further processed in third-party systems via exports. The showback functionality also creates awareness among developers for cloud costs incurred, in private and public clouds. And this with regularly updated data (e.g. daily).

Discover more advantages of meshStack

Set up for one cloud - use with all clouds

With meshStack, multiple cloud platform integrations are eliminated. Once set up for one cloud, you can add more cloud platforms for the enterprise with just a few clicks. Instead of cloud silos with months-long integration projects, you get an integrated control center for your cloud infrastructure.

AWS Azure Cloud Foundry Google Cloud Kubernetes Openshift Openstack

Fast implementation

Thanks to our SaaS model, implementation in your IT landscape takes place in the shortest possible time.

Excellent support

Our experienced Customer Success team is on hand to ensure your Cloud Journey is successful.

100% customer satisfaction

Our customers rely permanently on meshStack for their successful cloud journey.

Weekly updates

meshStack is constantly being developed further and regularly receives new functions.

Made in Germany

meshStack is also suitable for operation in highly regulated environments, such as in the financial or infrastructure sectors, thanks to its extensive compliance support. meshcloud is ISO27001 certified.

Well documented

meshStack has detailed documentation for onboarding, configuration and operation. In the Cloud Foundation Maturity Model (CFMM) we show best practices for the Cloud Journey.

Multiple awards & certifications