Accountability is one of the top 10 challenges virtualization.info recognizes for virtualization adopters. Only few companies are working on this segment at today but the need for chargeback capabilities is high, mostly in big enterprises.
Today a new company called V-Kernel officially launches with a product in this space: VKernel 1.0
VKernel, which is (unfortunately) delivered as virtual appliance only, integrates with VMware VirtualCenter and automatically pull stats from the virtual infrastructure. From them the product can generate several reports about software license fees, power cost, etc.
Download a trial here.
V-Kernel has been included in the virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Radar.