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CloudCheckr Cloud Management Platform

Written by Frank Medeiros on May 9, 2018

With more and more workloads migrating to the cloud, CloudCheckr can allow your company to be more agile, and can obscure costs and vulnerabilities. We saw something very similar when virtualization became prevalent about eight years ago. It became so easy to deploy new servers that VM sprawl and security issues were introduced into the infrastructure. In the days of physical servers such issues may not have existed. To deal with these issues in the cloud a robust management tool is required and CloudCheckr is that tool.

 

Turn Complexity into Clarity

As organizations transform their business by leveraging the power of the cloud, they need total visibility, actionable intelligence, critical automation, and accountability across their cloud investments. To help manage, optimize and govern the cloud, the CloudCheckr platform generates a complete picture of their environment. This would include billing details, multi-accounts, resources, configurations, permissions, changes, and more. CloudCheckr turbo-charges your cloud environments with a unified cost, security, inventory, utilization and automation solution, which will help you to be more efficient and secure at scale while saving money.

 

CloudCheckr Benefits

· Spend Optimization

       Pinpoint wasted or underused resources to keep costs in check.

· RI Rebalancing

       Generate the largest possible savings with predictive analytics and purchasing recommendations.

· Cost Allocation

       Gain instant visibility into cloud spend with CloudCheckr’s detailed reports.

· Expense Management

       Take control of complex cloud bills with detailed billing analytics and proactive budget alerts and        ability to use chargeback if required for different business units.

· Best Practices

       500+ Best Practice checks recommend immediate actions to optimize your IaaS services.

 

Real World Examples

Here at SnowCap we have many customers using CloudCheckr that have seen immediate savings. As anyone that has used any cloud provider knows, the number of options and services can be daunting, trying to keep track of everything can be even more cumbersome! While doing some concept testing I made the mistake of leaving resources running over a weekend, and was surprised by the costs the next week. Now imagine this scenario multiplied by tens or hundreds or thousands. Without a comprehensive monitoring tool, cloud costs can quickly spiral out of control. Using CloudCheckr we have been able to find savings based on unused or incorrectly sized resources. We have even been able to find savings based on the EC2 instance type. CloudCheckr was able to report that using previous generation EC2 instances incurred a higher cost, and by upgrading only two instances, we were able to generate a savings of $6000 per year.

 

 

I have concentrated much of this post on cost savings, but that is only the tip of the iceberg for this product. Inventory control, utilization reporting, and security are also major benefits of CloudCheckr. The journey to the cloud can be a challenge but we are here to advise and provide insight during this transition. Working with SnowCap Technologies, we can quickly get you setup, so that you too can recognize these benefits. This will optimize your cloud resources and assist in being proactive to make this transformation smooth and successful.

Interested in learning more? Contact your SnowCap sales rep or email us at sales@snowcaptech.com

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