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Decouple the Billing account from Org and spaces

Our client Danfoss has requested a functionality to easily move the cost of the application from one Business unit to an other. One scenario is, that during the life cycle of an application, the cost to host the application will typical be paid by different Business unit, e.g during the development of the application the cost go to the R&D team, but after the App is moved into prod the cost is move to an other department, and if the company has an organization change, then the cost can be move again.

Currently the cost in Bluemix is bind to a Bluemix organization, but an organization in Bluemix has many other purpose than track the usage, and it will better to decouple the Billing information.

In google cloud they have solve the issue by decouple the Billing account from the "Projects" (applications) , so you can map a Billing account to one or many projects, and easily move a Project to an other Billing account. (see screenshot).

For Danfoss is the this a showstopper for their adoption of Bluemix, and I'll expect that many other Enterprise companies will have the same request, then they stat to utilize Bluemix more heavily.

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  • Mar 15 2017
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  • Sydney Riggs commented
    28 Mar, 2017 05:41pm

    Moving IaaS resources from account to account does not exist today. We have discussed other ways to implement something similar, but have not finalized on a solution. I do not see this occurring in Q2 or Q3. 

  • Anne-Marie Rosenmeier commented
    15 Mar, 2017 04:13pm

    It is very important to my client Danfoss that this becomes a possibility. In fact the lack of this functionality could be a deal breaker for IBM Bluemix at Danfoss.

  • Kasper Dahl commented
    15 Mar, 2017 02:56pm

    Sounds like a very good idea to de-couple IT and LOB in order to let the cost associated with specific Bluemix workloads follow the 'product owner' during re-orgs!

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