Certero for Cloud - AWS Module

Manage your cloud resources more effectively in Amazon Web Services: avoid Bill Shock, Cloud Sprawl and Toxic Consumption

Challenge

As IT departments rush to migrate workloads into the cloud, often according to “cloud-first” directives, a lack of resourcing, training and process can lead to an unplanned adoption whereby it’s a surprise how many additional billable cloud resources and consumption charges, over and above virtual servers, are required to deliver functional infrastructure. Without considerable planning and effort, the true costs will only be known once you’re well into the journey.

With free data ingress (inbound data) and the trivial ease by which cloud resources can be added to your account, it’s easy to get invested in a hurry and experience bill shock, cloud sprawl and toxic consumption; and now that your physical tin is gone and with considerable data egress (outbound data) charges, it’s difficult to leave.

Additionally, without a considerable investment in training and good governance, cloud resources might be idle and/or misconfigured leading to unnecessary costs from toxic consumption. So now that you’re in the cloud and probably not leaving any time soon, you’ll need visibility and control.

Solution

Certero’s AWS module incorporates the ability to discover generic resources and perform inventory against enhanced resources, providing that all important visibility and insight.

Use Certero’s powerful dashboard you can use trend charts to identify growth and sprawl of key AWS resource types such as virtual machines and storage.

AWS resource configuration datapoints in the module supports comparing configuration with resource billing models to identify wasted or misconfigured resources, i.e. to identify toxic consumption. Inventory and configuration data both give insights into conformance to operational standards and process, i.e. governance.

And finally, Certero’s architectural advantage simplifies the task of collecting operating system-level inventory of AWS virtual machines, ensuring the loop is closed for ITAM inventory and SAM compliance. tory and SAM compliance. 

Full visibility in to your AWS estate

Identify high-performance instances and premium storage 

Track the growth of your cloud estate

Benefits

Certero for Cloud’s AWS module gives you visibility of your cloud estate, identifies risks and helps control costs. 

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Manage “Bring Your Own Licensing” (BYOL)

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Identify toxic consumption 

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Track growth of your cloud estate 

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Identify wastage 

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Improve operational processes 

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Reduce spend 

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Help control bill shock 

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Control cloud sprawl 

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