Cloudability Overview

Cloudability is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Cloud Cost Management tools. It is most often compared to CloudHealth: Cloudability vs CloudHealth

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.

Cloudability Buyer's Guide

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it_user433491
Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA at Pythian
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
Jan 15, 2019
Transparency and visibility allow teams to see their cloud spend, promoting efficiency

What is our primary use case?

Our client wanted a transparent and visible view of financials in the cloud and that's why we opted for Cloudability Optimization Platform. We are using the solution on AWS.

Pros and Cons

  • "Transparency and visibility are the key features."
  • "The dashboard needs to include more graphs per team to show what individual teams are spending in a given time period."

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.
Derek Carr
Senior Software Engineer at Ancestry.com
Real User
Top 20
Dec 24, 2018
It easily saves my team money. We would like them to have a linear regression, so we can be predictive for budgets and allocations.

What is our primary use case?

We mostly use it to see stack utilization. Corporate uses it for its break down of teams, who is being charged what, but there are a lot of holes in this. For the most part, it is used to determine if the machine is using the rightsizing, etc.

Pros and Cons

  • "The sizing recommendation will look, and say, "You are only using this at 80%," then recommend a better fit for you."
  • "We would like them to have a linear regression, so we can be predictive for budgets, allocations, and the year's follow ups. We also want to have a longer window of analytics with better certainty that our workload will fit the model, not just in a two week window."

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.
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Solution49de
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Dec 23, 2018
Our clients are able to get a better insight into their AWS accounts. The technical support is terrible and only available via email.

What is our primary use case?

* Cost optimization * Billing reports

Pros and Cons

  • "Each user can have their own dashboard that they want to consume. Instead of having to share one dashboard for multiple users, you can create individual views for each user to view, and that view will contain only their own accounts, which allows for separation of data."
  • "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."

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 capability to provide billing data, but the report and analytics portion of it is not provided by AWS. AWS just provides the data and cloud ability to ingest the data and do the reports. If you are heavy on automation, then this might not be a good product because the API is not very well-documented. If you need accuracy in your data at the moment, there is…
CloudArc65b9
Cloud Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
Dec 13, 2018
It is fast in terms of pulling up data and displaying it

What is our primary use case?

The primary use is for billing management software. It not only provides detailed billing of everything, but it also provides insight into how to optimize our infrastructure. It tells us where the overruns are and where there are places for optimization.

Pros and Cons

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

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 version.
Nathan Miller
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
Dec 11, 2018
The integration with our AWS environment was super easy to do. However, it is difficult for first time users to set up particular reports or dashboards.

What is our primary use case?

Cloudability helps us with analyzing a lot of our AWS costs, then seeing those different costs with types of business costs. This helps us get a full understanding of where we are spending our money. It also helps us with reserved instances along with recommendations on them.

Pros and Cons

  • "It provides us visibility, then we can turn around and can give the leadership team more information, which we could not previously give them."
  • "We have dealt with a few technical support people where we ask for one thing and they might not deliver straightaway. It seems like they are a stretched across multiple customers."

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, there are a few different parts of Cloudability that we are not fully utilizing yet which we will be utilizing in the future. This means that we are picking up a few more of their features and user adoption in our company will be much greater. Define what you really want out of your AWS Cost…
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