Certero for Cloud - Azure Module
Manage your Cloud resources more effectively in Azure: avoid Bill Shock, Cloud Sprawl and Toxic Consumption
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.
Certero’s Azure 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 Azure resource types such as virtual machines and storage.
Azure 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 Azure virtual machines, ensuring the loop is closed for ITAM inventory and SAM compliance.
Full visibility in to your Azure estate
Identify high-performance instances and premium storage
Track the growth of your cloud estate
Manage “bring your own” cloud licensing
Identify toxic consumption
Track growth of your cloud estate
Improve operational processes
Help control bill shock
Control cloud sprawl