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Workspace IBM Turbonomic ARM
Categories Planning
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 14, 2022

Hope to make the date accelerated when the Turbonomic's new function is supported officially which recommends the end users to optimize cloud cost.

Backgroumd

My customer is considering embedding Turbonomic to their own cloud management service. At this time, the customer is using VMware's product as ARM in their service. But, it doesn't get Azure's billing data via API.

Currently, Turbonomic doesn't have such a function as well, but if it can get Azure's billing data, the customer will replace VMware's product to IBM's Turbonomic.


I heard Turbonomic is considering a new function about connecting with Azure. The details is the following.

<A new function which has been considering by Turbonomic>

・Linking Azure Plan's billing data to Turbonomic via MCA API(Microsoft Customer Agreement API)

・Based on the billing data, Turbonomic analyze Azure's IT resources and allows the end users to recommend optimized instance type dynamically.


Request

We Hope to make the date accelerated when the Turbonomic's new function is supported officially.


Prospected effect

We will be able to ensure revenue if the customer replace VMware's product to Turbonomic. Also, the customer will be able to suggest their own service with a greater advantage than they have now and expand their business.


Additional information

Recently, Microsoft announced Azure Plan which is a new fee structure of Azure for its business partner.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Victor Spence
    Dec 20, 2022

    The MCA capability is currently in Private Preview and performs scaling in MCA for VMs and Volumes.

  • Guest
    Oct 3, 2022

    Hi Victor, do you have an ETA (ie. 4Q22) on when this feature will be available?

  • Guest
    Aug 15, 2022

    Thank you for your reply. I understand. If I have any additional questions, please let me ask you again.

  • Admin
    Victor Spence
    Aug 9, 2022

    I do not have any materials as of yet. As far as RI support, it is completely in the hands of the Microsoft development team. I have not received any new information on the request.

  • Guest
    Jul 29, 2022

    Hi Victor,
    Thank you for your comment. I understand that the
    functionality is going to be released in Q3.
    If you know any materials or official announcements about it, could you please share me?
    Also, for the supporting of RIs, when is the specific date of getting added to their backlog? How likely is it that the functionality will be developed?

  • Admin
    Victor Spence
    Jul 28, 2022

    This functionality is already in development for all three cloud service providers. We are expecting Azure and AWS to be released in Q3. The only issue is that the API for Azure MCA does not currently support RIs. We have been in conversations with Microsoft about this and hopefully it will get added to their backlog soon.