Analyze Cost for GCP

Updated 4 weeks ago by Archana Singh

Harness Continuous Efficiency (CE) allows you to view your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) costs, understand what is costing the most, and analyze cost trends. CE displays data for all your GCP products (such as Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, BigQuery, and so on), projects, SKUs, location, and labels and also provides details on:

  • GCP cloud cost spending trends
  • The GCP products costing the most in a selected time range. For example, how much Compute Engine cost last week
  • Primary cost contributor, such as, product, project, SKUs, or region
  • GCP spending by region, such as, us-west1 or us-east4

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Before You Begin

Step: Analyze GCP Cost

  1. In Continuous Efficiency, click Explorer, and then click GCP in the top navigation. The GCP products are displayed.
  2. View the cost of the resources that are important to you. Select a date rangeGroup by, and Filter by options. Based on your Group by and Filter by selection, the table, and chart display information. Hover over the chart to see the details. You can Group by:
  • Products: Each of your active products with their cloud costs is displayed.
  • Projects: Each of your Cloud projects with their cloud costs is displayed.
  • SKUs: Each SKU you are using.
  • Location: Each Google Cloud service location you are currently running services in.
  • Label: Each label that you are using to organize your Google Cloud instances.
  • No Grouping: The total GCP cloud cost.

  1. To get further granular details, use Filter by options.

Step: Analyze Discounts

GCP provides certain discounts depending on your usage and commitment, such as:

  • Sustained use discounts are automatic discounts for running specific Compute Engine resources a significant portion of the billing month.
  • Committed use discounts (CUDs) provide discounted prices in exchange for your commitment to use a minimum level of resources for a specified term. The discounts are flexible, cover a wide range of resources, and are ideal for workloads with predictable resource needs.

You can view the discounts for your GCP products, projects, SKUs, location, and labels. To analyze and understand the discounts, perform the following steps:

  1. In Continuous Efficiency, click Explorer, and then click GCP in the top navigation. The GCP products are displayed.
  2. Select a date rangeGroup by, and Filter by options. Based on your selection, Discounts are calculated and displayed.
  3. Uncheck the Discounts checkbox to exclude discount detail from the table and the chart.
  4. Uncheck the Discounts checkbox in the Select Columns to exclude the discounts detail from the table view only.

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