Visualization of TCO per application
In order to go further in the level of granularity of the re-invoicing of application costs to the Business Units, but also to be able to act in depth, it is necessary to move towards transparency of application costs and more precisely to have a clear vision of the direct and indirect costs that applications generate.
For each component, it is therefore necessary to be able to break down the costs that make it up in terms of services (PaaS, SaaS or others), compute, storage, etc. And to add up the cost of each component in order to have a view of the costs of the application as a whole.
Nor should we forget the indirect costs of shared infrastructure: the components used by several applications, for example, or the part of the infrastructure that is not, for the moment, clearly chargebacked to the applications.
Thus the cost of the application is a skilful calculation of component costs and the share of infra costs allocated to it.
Example of a tool for the calculation of direct costs : A DevOps framework like Cycloid allows to easily create an application infrastructure and to follow the cost of this infrastructure on the fly.