Amazon Web Services License Management and Optimization

Certero’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) solution gives you inventory and visibility of AWS resources, bringing your cloud assets into the Certero Unified Platform to track consumption and cloud sprawl. 

Challenge

As IT departments rush to migrate server workloads into the cloud, often according to “cloud-first” directives, a lack of resourcing, training and process can lead to an unplanned IaaS adoptionIt’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 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 and cloud sprawl; and now that your physical tin is gone and with considerable data egress 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 for Cloud’s AWS solution incorporates resources inventory and resource configuration into the Certero Unified Platform, providing visibility and insights. 

Use Certero’s unique, and customizable dashboards allow you to trend chart your environment to get visibility of growth and sprawl in key AWS resource types such as EC2 instances (virtual machines) and EBS volumes (storage). 

AWS resource configuration datapoints in the Platform supports comparing configuration with resource billing models to identify wasted or misconfigured resources, i.e. to identify toxic consumption. Inventory and configuration data give both 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. 

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 solution gives you visibility of your cloud estate, identifies risks and helps control costs. 

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Manage “bring your own” cloud licensing 

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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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