What is Nutanix Beam?

  • 19 July 2021
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Beam is a Cost Governance SaaS product offering by Nutanix that helps cloud-focused organizations to gain visibility into cloud spend across multiple cloud environments.

The following are a few of the key functionalities that help you with the cost management:

  • Provides you with deep visibility and rich analytics detailing cloud consumption patterns.

  • One-click cost optimization across your cloud environments.

  • Proactively identifies idle and underutilized resources, and delivers specific recommendations to resize infrastructure services and ensure optimal cloud consumption.


Beam application enables you to take control of your cloud spend on the Nutanix on-premises resources. The application supports Nutanix enterprise cloud deployments to extend cost visibility capability into the multi-cloud cost governance portfolio.

Nutanix cost management supports the following features.

  • True cost of running on-premises infrastructure with the help of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model.

  • Metering and cost visibility of Nutanix clusters and resources on a daily and monthly granularity.

  • Enable financial governance by creating chargeback reports and budget alerts.

  • Nutanix hardware and software renewal recommendations.


Multi Cloud Views

Apart from providing cost visibility and optimization recommendations for individual clouds, the application also provides cost visibility and optimization recommendations for entities with multiple clouds (AWS, Azure, and Nutanix). You can configure two types of multicloud entities - Financial and Scope.

Financial is a hierarchical structure comprising of Business units and Cost Centers used for Chargeback. Chargeback allows you to group cloud resources across multiple clouds (AWS, Azure, and Nutanix) within Cost Centers and Business units. By design, a cloud resource cannot be part of different cost centers or business units. For more information, see Chargeback.

Scope is a custom resource group with resources across multiple clouds (AWS, Azure, and Nutanix). Scopes are useful in providing visibility to logical resource groups like applications, project teams, cross-functional initiatives, and so on. Hence, by design, a cloud resource can be part of multiple Scopes. For more information, see Scopes.


For more information on Beam please refer

Beam user guide

Beam cost optimization demo

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