Microsoft Azure is viewed as the up-and-comer in the public cloud, with rapid year-on-year growth rates – currently, Azure is growing faster than AWS, though from a smaller base. Azure, like AWS, provides its users with the ability to get access to a wide range of technology resources rapidly and easily.
Microsoft has been growing its capabilities and offerings, as well and provides a broad range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service products and services. Given Microsoft’s strength in the enterprise, it is unsurprising to see the company making a strong play in the enterprise cloud computing market and providing corporate developers with everything they need to create, deploy, and scale enterprise solutions.
Microsoft Azure, like AWS and Google Cloud, suffers from the Curse of Cloud: the services available and the agility they provide can be addictive and the ease of access means you can find yourself spending much more than you intended or perhaps on the wrong type of services. And there is also the “driving with the rear-view mirror” problem – by the time you get the bill, the services have been consumed (or, services you have paid for have not been consumed and were just wasted).
That’s why a cloud analytics application like Cloud Cruiser 16 is so important – we collect cost and usage data directly from the EA Billing and Diagnostics APIs 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 Microsoft Azure 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 Azure cost management capabilities you need, in a flexible, powerful, easy-to-use form.
Cloud Cruiser 16 is now available on the Azure Marketplace. Start with a 14-day trial and take advantage of a free 5-user pack, a special offer available for our Azure Marketplace customers. For more information, download a datasheet here.