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Getting started with hybrid committed spend

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Learn about and configure hybrid committed spend

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Abstract

This guide describes the initial steps to begin using hybrid committed spend.

Chapter 1. Introduction to hybrid committed spend

This document provides an overview and instructions to begin using the hybrid committed spend service, including prerequisites and instructions for connecting your cloud environments. To access and use hybrid committed spend, your organization must have a hyperscaler drawdown agreement with Red Hat.

1.1. Understanding hybrid committed spend

Hybrid committed spend is a service in the Red Hat toolchain that enables your organization to automate the tracking of hyperscaler drawdown spending with select hyperscalers. Hybrid committed spend automatically aggregates and processes data from the required integrations reducing the need for manual reporting.

The hybrid committed spend service utilizes Red Hat’s cloud spend integration toolchain to gather and process the data from Red Hat and cloud provider integrations after initial configuration.

1.2. Understanding hybrid committed spend data usage and security

When you configure hybrid committed spend, the Red Hat cloud spend integration toolchain processes all of your organization’s hyperscaler spend for the configured account. The data is then sent to a secure system that is part of Red Hat’s financial data processing servers. It will be used to calculate hyperscaler drawdown against your commitment. Data is only collected for the purpose of calculating hyperscaler drawdown and spend tracking. It is not shared internally or externally.

Red Hat employs technical and organizational measures designed to protect your data. No development engineer has access to view the customer data directly. Outside of the cloud integration toolchain, data analysis only occurs for the purpose of debugging.

1.3. Accessing the hybrid committed spend service

You can access the hybrid committed spend service from Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console.

To access and use hybrid committed spend, your organization must sign a hybrid committed spend agreement with Red Hat. This agreement enables you to share data with Red Hat to calculate drawdown.

If you are unable to access hybrid committed spend from Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console, you must first identify if your organization signed a hybrid committed spend contract. Your account must also have HCS viewer permissions. Contact your Red Hat sales or support representative for more information.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console.
  2. Click the Services menu.
  3. From the left navigation menu, click Spend Management.
  4. Click the Hybrid Committed Spend card.

1.4. Configuring hybrid committed spend integrations

An integration is a provider account that is connected to hybrid committed spend to be monitored for drawdown. To use hybrid committed spend to monitor your hyperscaler drawdown, you must first connect a data integration to hybrid committed spend. Once an integration is connected to hybrid committed spend it will automatically send your cost and usage data to Red Hat. You can enable an integration using unfiltered cloud provider cost data for a more detailed overview, or limit your account to a minimal amount of filtered data required to see Red Hat related spend for drawdown.

Currently, the cloud spend integration toolchain can track drawdown for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

From the Integrations page, you can view, edit, and delete integrations connected to hybrid committed spend.

For more information about how to add your cloud provider to hybrid committed spend, follow these guides:

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