Estimating costs can be a nightmare for many enterprises. Cloud cost estimation is important for organizations to plan their budget and forecast expenses accurately. It is essential to monitor and analyze cloud usage regularly to optimize cloud spending and avoid unexpected expenses.
This process is very time-consuming, so there was a need for change. With Terraform, you can easily estimate cloud costs by leveraging Infracost, and you can easily compare potential bills between different vendors.
Working with cloud providers and DevOps is all about speed, efficiency, and cost management.
Infracost is a tool that is used to figure out how much the cloud resources will cost.
What is Infracost?
Infracost is a super cool tool that lets you calculate the cost of your Terraform resources on AWS, GCP, or Microsoft Azure before you even hit deploy. This enables you to see cloud cost estimates for Terraform in pull requests.
FOSSA is a software composition analysis tool that continuously scans for open-source components and tracks dependencies and license compliance. FOSSA is an open source management platform used by companies like UBER, SLACK, and NIKE with a policy engine. They have default policies for websites and hosted services that are used for Statistical Analysis System applications.
Use case of FOSSA
FOSSA helps you to manage your open-source components. FOSSA plugs into your development workflow to help your team automatically track, manage, and remediate issues with the open source you use to:
Stay compliant with software licenses and generate required attribution documents
Enforce usage and licensing policies throughout your CI/CD workflow
Monitor and remediate security vulnerabilities
Flag code quality issues and outdated components proactively
SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) software centrally collects, stores, and analyzes logs from the perimeter to the end user. It helps in monitoring security threats in real-time for quick attack detection, containment, and response with holistic security reporting and compliance management.
SIEM, pronounced “sim,” combines both security information management (SIM) and security event management (SEM) into one security management system