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Re-enable tracking of aggregated bandwidth usage per month
We are now unable to track the utilization of our bare metal servers, more specifically the data utilization within the current billing period since the migration from control.softlayer.com to cloud.ibm.com.
On the old control.softlayer.com console, we used to login to the UI and on the main page, before navigating anywhere else on the site, was a summary of our usage split by country/region.
It was displayed as a percentage and was calculated as the total In/Out data usage against the total data allocation, summed for all servers within the specified country/region.
For example, we would see something like the following:
Location A 45% Location B 40% Location C 32% Location D 28%
This allowed us at any point in the billing period to track whether we were approaching our data allocation limit for a given country/region, as our data is also pooled by the given country/region. If so, we were able to dig in and investigate/mitigate any further increase.
Now that this feature is no longer available, we are expected to track our data usage on a per server level. This is completely unreasonable and would require significant man hours.
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