Cloud Cruiser Releases CloudSmart-Now for Hybrid Cloud Usage

Cloud Cruiser, a provider of software solutions for hybrid cloud analytics, has announced the release of their new offering that would allow customers to easily track hybrid cloud usage by user and costs with built-in analytics.

With the new Cloud Cruiser CloudSmart-Now packaged offering, businesses of all sizes would be able to quickly understand the financial and operational impact of the cloud with a single pane view of their total consumption of cloud services.

cloud-cruiserCloudSmart-Now is a set of out-of-the-box, pre-configured templates with built-in workflow to collect detailed usage and cost data from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Windows Azure Pack (WAP), VMware and Openstack. This solution has been designed and built from the ground up to specifically measure usage by user and costs across hybrid clouds. In one single application, businesses would quickly receive accurate, real time reports that help them identify IT waste, compare costs and forecast future demand.

In four steps, CloudSmart-Now would provide pre-configured collectors, built-in data mapping to a business structure, report templates and an automated workflow so businesses can distribute reports to business users. These four steps include:

  • aws-cloudStep 1 – Readiness and set-up. Determine which of the “Big 5” clouds have to be measured. Get Cloud Cruiser up and running and select workbook templates.
  • Step 2 – Smart Collect: Leveraging Cloud Cruiser’s built-in API for public cloud and automated private cloud collectors; usage and rate data can be imported at a detailed granular level.
  • Step 3 – Business Mapping: With organizational structure in place, map usage to department and owner.
  • Step 4 – Report & Distribute: Select from a standard set of rich reports including top spenders across the business, cloud spend by provider, and potential savings.

“Hybrid cloud is simply a reality for most businesses,” said Fraser McKay, VP Products, Cloud Cruiser. “The single biggest area of improvement continues to be around efficiencies and reducing costs. We love the promise of low-cost cloud but it’s not unlimited and unless you track and measure, sprawl and anarchy quickly creep in. Cloud Cruiser directly addresses this problem with a single solution to manage all hybrid cloud environments. You can’t manage what you can’t measure and we’ve done the heavy lifting with this new packaged offering.”