September 27, 2018
Microsoft is making up ground on AWS. Income from the Microsoft Azure platform soared 98% in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market in 2017, surpassing the market growth of AWS.
In order to better meet customer requirements and to cater to the surge in adoption of Microsoft Azure, CloudHealth Technologies, the prominent cloud management platform supplier, has increased its Azure capabilities with the latest updates to its cloud management platform.
“If managed properly, Azure will accelerate your business,” said Joe Kinsella, CTO, and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies. “CloudHealth removes the ‘if’ by enabling clients to travel with confidence, simplify decision making, increase efficiency, and centralize control.
The improved characteristics for Microsoft Azure users include assistance for Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Examples, letting Azure users administer their Reserved VM Examples with new capabilities including buying modeling, amortization, and optimization.
The cloud management platform also lets SQL database rightsizing, finding openings for further savings by downgrading or ending SQL Databases while keeping performance requirements.
New container reporting functions offer users with reports on Mesos and Kubernetes sources and allocation and cost history, while governance plans can be formed to automate clients IT environments, through actions such as beginning, discontinuing, and resuming VMs and deallocating VMs when particular conditions are met.
A lot of companies use cloud-native tools to administer their cloud environments, even though difficulties are often faced managing multiple clouds and checking and optimizing cloud spend across several cloud platforms. Nevertheless, with the CloudHealth platform management of several clouds is made easy.
After the announcement of support for the Google Cloud Platform, CloudHealth’s client base enhanced by 75% in Q2, 2018 alone, showing the value of the platform. The platform is now used by more than 3,500 companies all over the globe to administer more than $5 billion in cloud spend each year.
“A third-party tool like CloudHealth to look at cloud spend, whether it’s AWS, Azure, or Google, is essentially a requirement,” said Jamie Watt, Platform Cost Specialist at Xero, a New Zealand-based accounting software firm. “I’ve used native tools before and they just cannot do what CloudHealth can do. I would not be able to do my work without it.”