Cloud Cruiser Integrates Cloud Cost Analytics Platform with Microsoft System Center

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Cloud cost management solution provider Cloud Cruiser announced on Wednesday it has officially launched cloud cost intelligence solution for System Center 2012.

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The new Cloud Cruiser Enterprise Edition fully integrates its cost analytics platform with Microsoft’s cloud management platform, System Center 2012, allowing customers to collect, price, map, and implement chargeback for provisioned resources.

System Center 2012 lets enterprises manage their physical, virtual, and cloud environments from a single platform, providing single source support for a diverse mix of applications, hypervisors, and infrastructures.

Cloud Cruiser Enterprise Edition for System Center 2012 is designed to manage the costs associated with heterogeneous System Center environments.

“Enterprises are making significant investments in cloud technology in pursuit of lower costs,” said Dave Zabrowski, founder and CEO of Cloud Cruiser. “However, the heterogeneous and multi-tenant nature of the cloud makes it very difficult to gain cost visibility and control across the enterprise. If you can’t see what you’re spending, there’s a good chance you’re spending too much.”

System Center 2012 allows customers to decide on how to cut, control, change, or optimize IT services, and Cloud Cruiser adds its cost analytics to deliver cost transparency, proactive controls, BI, and chargeback to achieve lower costs.

The Microsoft cloud platform manages IT environments across traditional data centers, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices.

By capturing and aggregating knowledge about systems, policies, processes, and best practices, companies can optimize their infrastructure to reduce costs, improve application availability, and enhance service delivery.

Cloud Cruiser provides a cost analytics platform that delivers cost intelligence based on granular, enterprise-wide resource usage and spending.

Using the tool, customers can perform cost analysis, implement chargeback, set budgets and alerts for every level of their organization, and optimize their costs.

Last August, Cloud Cruiser released its cost management solution for OpenStack, offering users management and accounting tools for optimizing costs in cloud computing environments.

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