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GCP Lens

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GCP Lens helps you measure your Google Cloud spend against best practices and identify areas for improvement.

Required permission

To access GCP Lens, your DoiT account needs the Cloud Analytics permission.

Access GCP Lens dashboard

The GCP Lens dashboard is automatically created when Google Cloud workloads are detected in your account. It consists of preset report widgets that highlight various aspects of your Google Cloud spend.

To access the GKE Lens dashboard, select Dashboard from the top navigation bar, and then select GCP Lens.

Dashboard navigation bar

Widgets

Note

Widgets on the dashboard are updated independently of each other. See Refresh report data for more information.

You can Open full report to check the report configuration or customize the preset report to create your own one.

Spend History

The Spend History widget shows a high-level view of your Google Cloud spend in the last 12 months with forecast for the next 12 months. It's an aggregated view of your usage trend and the associated cost across your organization.

GCP spend history.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 12 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results:
    • Cost Type not equals Credit
    • Credit not matches regexp ^GFS Cloud
    • Cloud equals Google Cloud
  • Group by: Cloud
  • Advanced Options:
    • Advanced Analysis: Forecast

Cost By Top Service

The Cost By Top Service widget shows the top 10 Google Cloud services by cost in the last six months. It allows you to quickly identify the usage patterns of top services and unusual costs that you may want to investigate.

GCP spend by top services.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 6 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Group by: Service
  • Filter results:
    • Cloud equals Google Cloud
  • Limit results:
    • Limit Service to top 10 by cost
    • Limit by value: Cost > US$0.00

Cost By Top Projects

The Cost By Top Projects widget shows the top 10 Google Cloud projects by cost in the last six months.

GCP spend by top projects.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 6 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results:
    • Cloud equals Google Cloud
  • Group by: Project/Account ID
  • Limit results:
    • Limit Project/Account ID to top 10 by cost

Cost By Top Regions

The Cost By Top Regions widget shows the top 10 Google Cloud regions by cost in the last 30 days, aggregated to monthly data.

GCP spend by top regions.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 30 days (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results:
    • Cloud equals Google Cloud
    • Region not equals [Region N/A]
  • Group by: Region
  • Limit results:
    • Limit Region to top 10 by cost

Resource-based CUD Coverage (CPU)

The Resource-based CUD Coverage (CPU) widget shows the coverage of eligible CPU resources with committed use discounts (CUDs) by region.

CUD Coverage on CPU.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: GCE CUD Coverage
  • Time Range: Last 30 (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Exclude partial intervals: Yes
  • Filter results:
    • Cloud equals Google Cloud
    • Service equals Compute Engine (GCE)
    • Attribution is one of GCP CUD Commitments or GCP Eligible for CUD (see Preset attributions: Google Cloud)
    • GCE Resource equals cpu
  • Group by: Billing Account, Region, CUD Type
  • Limit results:
    • Limit by value: GCE CUD Coverage > 0%

Resource-based CUD Coverage (RAM)

The Resource-based CUD Coverage (RAM) widget shows the coverage of eligible memory resources with committed use discounts (CUDs) by region.

CUD Coverage on RAM.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: GCE CUD Coverage
  • Time Range: Last 30 (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Exclude partial intervals: Yes
  • Filter results:
    • Cloud equals Google Cloud
    • Service equals Compute Engine (GCE)
    • Attribution is one of GCP CUD Commitments or GCP Eligible for CUD (see Preset attributions: Google Cloud)
    • GCE Resource equals memory
  • Group by: Billing Account, Region, CUD Type
  • Limit results:
    • Limit by value: GCE CUD Coverage > 0%

GCS Cost by Bucket

Note

The first full day of granular Cloud Storage bucket-level cost data is February 13, 2024. See Identify granular cost data by service for more information.

The GCS Cost by Bucket widget shows a breakdown of your storage costs across GCS buckets and helps you identify high-cost buckets.

GCS cost breakdown by bucket

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 6 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results:
    • Cloud equals Google Cloud
    • Service equals Cloud Storage (GCS)
    • Cost Type is not one of Credit or Credit Adjustment
  • Group by: Global resource
  • Limit results:
    • Limit Global resource to top 10 by cost
    • Limit by value: Cost not between -US$1.00 AND US$1.00

GCS by Cost Type

The GCS by Cost Type widget provides a GCS cost breakdown by cost type. It helps you understand your spending pattern, distinguish between different categories of expenses, such as storage, network, and operations costs, and target specific areas for cost optimization.

GCS cost breakdown by cost type

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 6 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results:
    • Cloud equals Google Cloud
    • Service equals Cloud Storage (GCS)
    • Cost Type is not one of Credit or Credit Adjustment
  • Group by: Google Cloud Storage
  • Limit results:
    • Limit by value: Cost not between -US$1.00 AND US$1.00

GCS Uploads by Bucket

Note

The first full day of granular Cloud Storage bucket-level cost data is February 13, 2024. See Identify granular cost data by service for more information.

The GCS Uploads by Bucket widget offers visibility into upload activities across buckets. It helps you understand data ingestion patterns and their impacts on the storage costs.

GCS uploads by bucket

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Usage
  • Time Range: Last 6 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results:
    • Cloud equals Google Cloud
    • Service equals Cloud Storage (GCS)
    • SKU equals Upload
  • Group by: Global resource
  • Limit results:
    • Limit Global resource to top 10 by cost