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Google Cost Forecast Tool Helps Enterprises Better Budget Cloud Costs

July 13, 2018 / eWEEK Staff

Today’s topics include Google introducing a Cost Forecast feature to its cloud billing tool, and SonicWall reporting a spike in ransomware attacks in the first half of 2018.Google has introduced a new cloud-billing feature that lets administrators see much they are likely to spend on cloud usage in a particular month. Cost Forecast for Cloud Billing enables administrators to see how costs are trending during a particular month and how much they are projected to spend based on current usage.This visibility into cloud spending allows enterprises to better align strategic priorities with cloud usage, according to Google. The feature provides a split view of the actual costs to date from the specified start and the forecasted cost for the specified period. A trend line will let administrators know how actual spending matches the forecast.