Google Cloud Platform
While Google Cloud Platform is starting from behind Amazon and Microsoft, Google is moving very aggressively to gain ground, especially in terms of pricing. “Run your application with the same technology and tools used at Google” is an attractive message, especially when the price is right. As with AWS and Azure, there are a range of compute, storage, and other products available – Compute Engine, App Engine, Container Engine, Storage, Bigtable, Datastore, and SQL, plus all of the supporting networking and management services.
But even with a low-cost cloud provider, you still have to pay attention to who is using how much of what, and what it is costing you. Some nice features, like the ability to easily create custom Google Compute Engine instances, also make it easy to over-provision.
That’s why a cloud analytics application like Cloud Cruiser 16, with built-in Insights to alert you to inefficient use of cloud resources, is so important. We collect cost and usage data directly from the Cloud Storage JSON API and put it into a form that you can use to manage your consumption of cloud resources, so you can maximize the value of your cloud investments. We typically collect information nightly, so you are basing decisions on up-to-date information and can deal with situations before they turn into problems.
Cloud Cruiser 16 takes the technology-centric data that Google provides and puts it into a form that makes sense for your business, so you can enjoy the benefits of cloud as efficiently and effectively as possible. Cloud Cruiser’s cloud analytics application provides the Google Cloud Platform cost management capabilities you need, in a flexible, powerful, easy-to-use form.