Newsletter – December 2014

Upcoming Events
AWS re:Invent
Las Vegas
October 6-9, 2015
Latest Videos
Introduction to
Cloud Cruiser 4
Best of the Blogs
How to Control Hybrid
IT Spending
Enterprise IT environments today are a mix of traditional infrastructure, private and public cloud.
IT Stands Up – No More Cobbler’s Child
No one is better at counting things than IT.
You Can’t Optimize
What You Can’t See
It’s time to step up to reality. Hybrid IT is here.
Recent Webcasts
How to Navigate the
Top Challenges of Managing Hybrid Cloud
William Fellows
Co-founder & VP Research
451 Research
Penny Collen
Financial Solutions Architect
ITFMA Educator of the Decade
Meet with Cloud Cruiser
Cost Management for Hybrid Cloud
Partner Updates
Cloud Cruiser Now Offered as Billing Solution for HP Flexible Capacity Customers
HP Flexible Capacity customers can now deploy Cloud Cruiser.
Newest News
How to get more out of your virtualized and
cloud environments
After Dammions Darden arrived as the new senior systems administrator for the city of Garland, Texas, he knew that the 50 to 60 physical hosts for this 234,000-person city outside of Dallas were not running nearly as efficiently as they could be.
Three Critical Factors in Managing Hybrid IT
If you’re reading this, we can assume you are determining whether migrating some workloads to the cloud—with the corresponding benefits of cost savings, agility, scalability and increased collaboration — is right for your business.
12 Ways to Shift to a Consumption-Based IT Model
Since enterprises began deploying cloud computing several years ago, IT has struggled to find the right balance between operational management and cost transparency.
Tips and Tricks
Best Practices from Cloud Cruiser Sales Engineering Team
Advanced Service Management – Creating the bundled service
IT Services Management includes many aspects of how IT interacts with the organizations (or customers) it serves. Among the more challenging is creating the service catalog, a listing of services offered by IT – also a key communication channel with its clients. In today’s self-service provisioning environment, defining services in terms the client can understand is critical. In the past, IT has charged for services using unique technical resource counts. Today’s cloud environments demand services be bundled into blocks of related components which make up the actual capacity provisioned. If you have looked at public cloud service providers, you see that pre-set configurations of CPU, memory, and storage are the norm.Cloud Cruiser has a unique architecture where you, the user can define services at the element level (GB of storage, ram, CPU, service request) and also in bundles. You determine the type configurations which best fit your environment. Whether you are a CSP determining commercial offerings or an enterprise building a private cloud, bundled services are easily defined in the Services console of the product.First, define your service. Offering VM’s in predefined sizes is a popular type of bundle. In this example, we are about to define a VM Medium.

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Next, define the measures which will be counted as part of a VM Medium service. In this case, a VM Medium will be composed of 8 GB of Memory, 4 CPU’s, 1TB of disk storage and one VM. Again, you can combine any resources measured to match your service catalog definition.When your client sees the invoice, the name of the service bundle will appear, along with the rate charged for the total bundle, and the number of bundles consumed that month. It’s that easy.
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When your client sees the invoice, the name of the service bundle will appear, along with the rate charged for the total bundle, and the number of bundles consumed that month. Elevate your service offerings to a commercial level by using resource bundles. It’s that easy!

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