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Nathan Miller
Real User
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* The Reserved Instance Planner is quite valuable. * It is a SaaS platform that looks at your whole AWS environment.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides us visibility, then we can turn around and can give the leadership team more information, which we could not previously give them.

What needs improvement?

Cloudability needs to be simplified a bit. It can be quite difficult and daunting when some of my colleagues login for the first time. It is difficult to get their particular reports or dashboards set up. It would be interesting if they sort of expanded their rightsizing model. It's doing a good job… more»

What other advice do I have?

The product is quite interesting. Where we receive a benefit from Cloudability, we now see it more with the AWS offering. They have AWS Cost Explorer, along with the features we like having comprehensive support through AWS. Therefore, Cloudability needs to stay one step ahead of the curve. However… more»
Real User
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to generate different types of dashboards and being able to make those dashboards available to customers (our users). So each user can have their own dashboard that they want to consume. Instead of having to share one dashboard… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our clients are now able to get a better insight into their AWS accounts. In this case, they get their own view and can control who has access to that view themselves. It is self-service. It has also given us some capability to do some… more»

What needs improvement?

The API is not well-documented. It is not straightforward and difficult to use. This needs to be improved, as it is very difficult for our developers to develop automation around it. They need to improve their billing data. It seems that… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a standalone product, but it does integrate for identity with our other directory. This is pretty straightforward, and it works. AWS doesn't have a version of this product. Cloudability is a billing and reporting tool. AWS does have… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also considered Cloud Help. We did not choose it because it was expensive and some of the features that came with it were not what we needed. We chose Cloudability because of the cost. Another reason was because it supported multiple… more»
Derek Carr
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at Ancestry.com
Dec 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The sizing recommendation will look, and say, "You are only using this at 80%," then recommend a better fit for you.

What needs improvement?

The sizing recommendations should be done in longer than two week windows. They should be looking at a whole year's worth of information because we get spikes, and once you are out of that window, it doesn't account for it. It will say that you can save money, but the reality is that it wasn't estimated with a longer running cycle and time slice. Also, if you were able to have a year long look at… more»

What other advice do I have?

The product is probably not valuable until you are over a certain threshold in compute power. While I don't know what the actual cost is, if you were to say, "We could save you X amount and that would offset the cost of their product, then it is probably starting to be in the realm of being worth it." We only use the AWS version.
Real User
Cloud Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

It is fast in terms of pulling up data and displaying it. Cloud Optimization runs through the system, then tells you, "You could've used these resources. This resource was running, but not utilized that much." It gives you metrics of how… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has already given us insight into how to optimize. So, we are now ramping up steadily its usage.

What needs improvement?

There is always room for improvement in education and training. We are not that mature in terms of our automation. It could help us identify where we could optimize in terms of build.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to have Tableau before, but it is not a building software. We would have to pull the data into Tableau on top of it. Tableau is nice, but the whole process was slow. With Cloudability, the process is few seconds and you can get what… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Cloudability to other people. If you are looking for a seamless, simple to use, and in-depth, cloud, building analysis tooll, Cloudablity serves all these purposes. It manages all my needs. We are using the AWS SaaS… more»
Fahd Mirza Chughtai
Consultant
Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA at Pythian
Jan 15 2019

What is most valuable?

Transparency and visibility are the key features. Regarding integration and configuration of this product in our AWS environment, it fits in naturally and enhances the overall value as it's "native" to AWS. We are also able to export data… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of our clients has used Cloudability to get help with rising monthly costs and promote accountability and awareness of cloud spend throughout the different areas of the business. Teams were virtually clueless about how much it was… more»

What needs improvement?

More documentation with more use case scenarios would be nice. Also, the dashboard needs to include more graphs per team to show what individual teams are spending in a given time period.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It justifies the cost and is worth it. We loved the experience of purchasing this solution through AWS Marketplace. It's very intuitive and cost-efficient. We bought it there because that's where it's available.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a nine out of ten, as it provides a holistic view of financials and is an enabling technology.

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What is Cloudability?

Cloudability is a financial management tool for monitoring and analyzing every cloud expense across any organization. It brings transparency to how and where organizations spend money on cloud resources, giving them the power to reap the most value from cloud usage possible. It aggregates expenditures into accessible and comprehensive reports, helps identify new opportunities for reducing spend and increasing cloud efficiency, offers budget alerts and recommendations via SMS and email, provides APIs for connecting cloud billing and usage data to any business or financial system, and more.

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