Top 8 Cloud Cost Management Tools

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    The automation and orchestration components are definitely the best part, as you can tell it what it can do and when, and just let it be.We like that Turbonomic shows application metrics and estimates the impact of taking a suggested action. It provides us a map of resource utilization as part of its recommendation. We evaluate and compare that to what we think would be appropriate from a human perspective to that what Turbonomic is doing, then take the best action going forward.
  2. The solution is good for cloud cost management.The thing that CloudHealth does well is billing. It does really well on the billing part.
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  4. We don't actually use the Azure Cost Management features. We have our own capabilities. We put our own technology on top of Azure as Azure doesn't deliver a really good cost optimization, so our customers come to us to enhance what they're potentially doing inside their Azure platform.
  5. The flexibility is the product's most valuable feature.The most valuable feature is the metering capability.
  6. The initial setup is straightforward.It will automatically suggest areas for optimization.
  7. The pricing isn't too expensive.Transparency and visibility are the key features.
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  9. All of the reporting features are very good, as they allow us to track monthly expenses and send relevant emails. The stability and scalability are good.
  10. The Control Console is an incredible way to give a quick view of current capacity utilization allowing technical people to drill down quickly and allowing business/management people to get a quick overview of the environment.

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author avatarAbhishekGupta3
Real User

Couple of factors to consider: 
1. First and foremost would be Insight into your Cloud environment (detailed inventory information)
2. Cost split across various services being consumed
3. Identification of wasted resources in the environment
4. View into the utilization of existing resources

Let me know if we can connect to discuss in detail regarding your requirement.

author avatarRichard Stinton

1. Rightsizing resources based on actual performance data. Compute and storage. PaaS tiering.

2. Software licensing/license mobility

3. Wasted resources (unattached storage)

4. Location. Are there cheaper regions that could be used?

5. Test/Dev. Power off when not needed. Are you wasting licenses when not required?

author avatarClement Hussenot
Real User

The solution must allow all the co-workers to understand the costs of their services, to put this in relation to the BV, to be alerted at the time of
a cost peak.

author avatarSajith Kumar


author avatarTodd Bernhard (CloudCheckr)

Disclosure: I work for CloudCheckr but here are my thoughts: Naturally, you want a solution that saves money by identifying unused and idle resources, rightsizing both up and down, and leveraging discount opportunities such as Reserved Instances, Savings Plans, etc. You might also want a tool that provides invoices, for chargeback or show back, with custom rates so you can capture and recoup costs from other departments.

But don't forget that Downtime and Security Breaches can cost far more than any wasteful resources. A good Cloud Management Platform will also make recommendations for, and in some cases automatically fix, security misconfigurations and high availability concerns.

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