The Cost Insight service gives you visibility into the cost of your private and public cloud infrastructure. You can track, manage, and plan your expenses across both types of cloud accounts. Why Cost InsightBeing an enterprise IT administrator and developer, you might want to precisely attribute costs to applications and Line of Business (LoB) teams. So, to map your investments to the strategic business priorities and to ensure cost accountability, you must clearly understand your costs and the key drivers of these expenses. Viewing Your Infrastructure Expense Across CloudsWith the Cost Insight Dashboard, you can view an up-to-date expense summary as well as the projected expenses of your AWS, Azure, and private cloud accounts. You can also get details about your inventory distribution and expense distribution across clouds. Performing the Cost Analysis of your Private and Public Cloud DataOnce you add a private or public cloud account into VMware Cloud services, you can perform the filter the details based on different criteria. Cost Savings OverviewBased on your resource availability and your cost configurations, Cost Insight provides the potential cost saving opportunities of your private and public cloud accounts. Adding Public and Private CloudsVMware Cloud services supports public and private clouds. You can add AWS and Azure public cloud accounts and also vCenter Server private cloud accounts. About GroupsA group is a set of resources (Compute, Storage and Network) that are categorized based on different properties like, account types, instance type, region, resource type, tags. Deploy a Data Collector for a vCenter Cloud AccountThe first time you add a private cloud account, VMware Discovery prompts you to add a data collector. About Cost DriversCost Drivers are the aspects that contributes to the expense of your business operations. To provide a granular cost visibility and to track accurate expenses of virtual machines in a private cloud, Cost Insight has identified key cost drivers. Configuring Cost SettingsYou can configure the depreciation preference for the Server Hardware cost driver and also configure resource utilization parameters of private cloud and AWS to calculate the accurate cost and improve the efficiency of your environment.