How to control cloud costs

“We Provide Constant Visibility Into a Company’s Cloud Spending”- Mat Ellis, Cloudability

Self-service, one of the greatest features cloud computing, makes lives of enterprises jumping on the cloud bandwagon easier in more than one ways. It makes it possible for them to have software, security, infrastructure and many other full-blown enterprise-capable applications up and running in minutes. All their website data could sit in the cloud on infrastructure they don’t even own or operate. But such ease-of-use and flexibility also brings with it less visibility of resources, less control over computing, unintended expenses and ballooned bills. A big majority of companies are unaware of the services and resources deployed by them that they don’t even need or aren’t properly utilizing. Large number of workloads, lax monitoring and lack of usage alert thresholds lea...

Cloudability’s new AWS Cost Analytics tool Helps Companies Manage large AWS Data

Cloudability today launched an analytics tool named AWS Cost Analytics. The said tool is for AWS customers who find the standard Excel spreadsheet method of analysis inefficient for managing  heavy amount of cloud billing data. The move comes in light of Amazon Web Services adding hourly billing reports reports of data  which is extremely difficult to manage using unwieldy spreadsheets. An official press release by the company states that AWS Cost Analytics lets  users build around 17 million different combinations of reports as per their need, in contrast to the  “pre-canned” reports generated by other such tools. With this tool, you will no longer have to pump giant files tens of megabytes in size; it pares them down so you don’t have to pump them into Excel. – Mat Ellis, CEO, Cloudabili...

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