Cloud Cruiser, a provider of cloud consumption analytics, has announced the release of new, enhanced budgeting capabilities for its Cloud Cruiser 16 SaaS application. With enhanced budgeting capabilities, customers would now have the flexibility to better plan and predict future usage with accuracy across multiple dimensions.
“In the cloud, multiple teams within a business are incurring real cost for their usage and it’s no longer central IT’s responsibility to manage it,” said Paul Zinn, Cloud Cruiser’s Senior Director of Product Management. “Our customers need a highly flexible way to control their costs across a variety of cloud providers, services, and users and our latest release delivers on that.”
The new enhanced budgeting features would include:
- Budget Target Per Period – Cloud projects and application teams run on a variety of time frames and Cloud Cruiser‘s budgeting allows you to set budgets for recurring time frames such as monthly, quarterly, or annually in addition to specific time frames such as three weeks or four months, depending on the nature of the project being managed.
- Budget Target Per Team, Department, or Service Type – “Easily” adjust budget targets and thresholds filtered by department, geography or team and automatically visualize spend against budget over time, with the ability to adjust on the fly. Additionally, set budget targets by specific cloud provider such as AWS, Azure or Google and by service type such as Compute, Storage or Database.
- Sharing, Proactive Notification, and Access – Central finance team members can set budget targets for department owners, and individuals can create their own budgets, with permissions showing only the related spend. Email alerts drive accountability by proactively informing users when spend reaches a threshold or is projected to exceed the target.