Originally posted by: PatrickLeahy
Whether you manage or own applications, departments, hypervisors, or physical servers, you want to know how much storage is being consumed and how much it costs to maintain the storage that is consumed. And, you want that information in your inbox now, every week or month so that you can keep a close eye on storage costs and capacity consumption.
In IBM® Spectrum Control™ a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage Suite, Bob, your storage administrator, can schedule, customize and send chargeback reports to your inbox. The chargeback report can break down the block storage costs by tier, show how much capacity is consumed by the primary data and the copy data, and show the capacity and total cost of file storage.
A little configuration, a little cost setting, and Bob creates the reports that his colleagues need. So, the next time you want to know what it costs to satisfy the appetite of your storage consumers, get Bob to send a chargeback report to you.
Want to learn more about chargeback reports and the new features in IBM Spectrum Control V5.2.11? Go to Reporting and New for IBM Spectrum Control Version 5.2.11.