Cloud Cruiser, a provider of software solutions for hybrid cloud analytics, has announced the release of Cloud Cruiser 16, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application that provides a smart meter for today’s multi-cloud environment.
With Cloud Cruiser 16, in just a matter of minutes, customers would be able to optimize the delivery of cloud services to the business by metering usage by user while eliminating waste.
“Cloud adoption rates continue to rise rapidly and multi-cloud has become the norm,” said Fraser McKay, Vice President of Products, Cloud Cruiser. “Savvy business users now self-serve for many types of cloud services and all of this consumption requires a dedicated app to measure and manage at the most granular level. With Cloud Cruiser 16, you get exactly that and much more.”
“Our Insights engine provides recommendations on what services to optimize and our unique SmartTag capabilities are essentially a robust ETL engine to augment the collected cloud tech data into business meaning,” added Mr. McKay. “Users see reports light up in real-time, which drives fast business decisions. It’s all about agility, ease-of-use and greater control to stay competitive.”
The Cloud Cruiser 16 capabilities would include:
- Time-to-value – Users would be up and running in minutes. Once cloud credentials are input, data collection starts and reports light up. All reports and dashboards are highly customizable and users would only see what is important or relevant to their business area.
- Multi-cloud – Rates, usage and tags vary by cloud provider but reports and analysis needs to be in a single pane view. Cloud Cruiser 16 normalizes disparate data and gives a single pane view.
- Transform data to business meaning – With Cloud Cruiser’s built-in SmartTag technology, users would be able to enhance cloud data for richer analyses. If tags have been used incorrectly, the app will prompt tags based on previous patterns. By applying a range of rules or essentially metadata users can configure exactly what they want to see. They can also augment reports by importing additional data sets about their business structure.
- Instant Insights – This is the recommendation ‘engine’ that pin-points where users need to effect changes and avoid waste such as over-provisioned services or unusual spikes in spend.
“Cloud Cruiser 16 provides immediate time-to-value with powerful, easy-to-use reporting all designed for self-service,” said Deirdre Mahon, Chief Marketing Officer, Cloud Cruiser. “Budgeting and forecasting enable you to leverage your historical usage – including any cloud usage data before using Cloud Cruiser – to make better judgments about the future. At the end of the day, it’s really all about putting the right information into the hands of subscribers and those making critical decisions about which services to invest in.”