Generate TCO reports

This page describes how to generate total cost of ownership (TCO) reports for your infrastructure.

Understand your TCO report

The TCO report is the core of your infrastructure assessment. It describes the options you have for migrating your groups of assets to Google Cloud, and the associated costs, based on the migration preferences that you specify.

You choose groups of assets to include in the report, then you choose multiple sets of preferences to compare different migration scenarios. Your TCO report provides you with a high-level summary of the specifications of your assets across your groups, including information such as memory usage and storage usage. It also gives you a detailed comparison of the costs of migration for each individual group. You can view your TCO report directly in Migration Center, or export it to Google Slides or Google Sheets.

  • The report in Google Slides format gives you a summary of your infrastructure and is useful for making executive-level decisions. It aggregates the cost items into a total cost, and gives a summary of the proposed configurations and target VM series for each asset group. It contains the information that you see in the Google Cloud console.
  • The report in Google Sheets format (Preview) provides the details of the discovered assets, the recommended target VMs, and the associated costs for each individual asset in the group for which you generated the report.

Out of scope assets are never included in a TCO report.

Generate a report

To generate a TCO report, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the TCO & pricing page.

    Go to TCO & pricing

  2. Click Create report.

  3. On the Basic information page, enter a name and, optionally, a description for your report, then click Next.

  4. On the Select groups page, select up to five groups of assets that you want to include in the report, then click Next.

  5. On the Assign migration preferences page, expand each group to assign up to four preference sets that you want to compare. To use the same preference sets for all groups, select Apply to all groups.

  6. Click Generate report.

Your new report appears in the TCO & pricing page. For large groups of assets, it might take a few minutes for the report to be ready.

Export your TCO report

To export your report, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the TCO & pricing page.

    Go to TCO & pricing

  2. From the list of reports, click the report that you want to export.

  3. Depending on the report that you want to generate, on the report details page do the following:

    • To export the TCO summary report in Google Slides format, click Export > Export TCO report to Google Slides.
    • To export the detailed pricing report in Google Sheets format, click Export > Export detailed pricing report to Google Sheets.
  4. On the dialog that appears, click Export.

Don't navigate away from the window while the system generates the report. To open your report, click Open report.

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