About Resource Categorisations

CloudCreator's service catalogue and public cloud offerings are extensive. With each platform using their own terminology, it can be difficult to report comparatively across all providers, especially if your organisation is using both CCL's homeland cloud and public cloud services.


To simplify reporting across hybrid clouds, CloudCreator provides several resource-level categorisations across all services.



Resource Categorisation Descriptions 

Each resource categorisation is independent of the other. They are described below. 


Note: For Homeland resources, CloudCreator automatically maps several ancillary services to their parent services. See Ancillary Service Mapping


Categorisation Description Type Example Values
Billing Types

A high level categorisation of technology purpose. Values include Compute, Storage, Backup and Network. 


Compute, Storage, Backup, Network

Cost Centres

Can be used to reflect your company's departments, business groups or areas, for financial reporting purposes.

Optional (Manual)

Accounts Payable, Marketing, Operations


Can be used to categorise your resources by environment purpose. 

Optional (Manual)

Development, Test, Pre-Production, Production


Automatically calculated for all resources, this categorisation combines New Zealand data centre names with public cloud service zones. 


ART, PRT, WPD, australiasoutheast,
Asia Pacific (Singapore)


Can be used to reflect your company's projects. 

Optional (Manual)

Project One, Salesforce, ServiceNow

Resource Group

A general purpose categorisation allowing groups of resources to be associated with each other. 

Optional (Manual)


Service Types

Combines provider and technology.  


Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Azure SQL Database, Azure Load Balancer, Cascade, Silver-lining Protect, vCloud Standard, vCloud PAYG.


Resource Category Explorer Dashboard

This dashboard shows all seven resource categorisations, graphically and in detail. Use it to understand the categorisations you are using today, and explore the relationships between them.


To access the dashboard, select the Reports icon   in the side menu. On the Run Dashboards screen, select the Resource Category Explorer dashboard.



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