Datapipe will attempt to help enterprises manage public cloud sprawl and costs with its Datapipe Cloud Analytics for Amazon Web Services, the company announced Wednesday. The managed service uses Datapipe’s Big Data Engine to collect and analyze usage metrics and provides analytics, recommendations and tools.
The value which the new service brings to the enterprise is the combination of “active intelligence” with Datapipe’s support and understanding of IT operations.
Along with usage metrics and analysis, Datapipe Cloud Analytics for AWS also provides detailed and granular cost data. Managing public cloud cost and usage is a potential challenge for companies with growing public clouds, and public cloud providers have responded with a series of price cuts, including most recently CenturyLink.
“We’ve reached a tipping point in the industry and traditional service management tools are no longer enough to enable IT operators to optimize all of their AWS services in a cost-effective and scalable manner,” Datapipe CEO Robb Allen said. “By combining the Datapipe Cloud Analytics platform with our industry-leading managed services, we’re helping our customers tackle the operational and governance challenges of successfully managing their public cloud deployments.”
Datapipe Cloud Analytics includes full AWS coverage, a dashboard improved with different cost views, continuous security monitoring, and one-click access to AWS certified engineers. It also allows users to build different business alignments to serve different use cases and monitors baseline disaster recovery status to increase outage protection and quicken recovery, according to Datapipe.
Datapipe has been moving gradually towards this latest offering since originally partnering with Newvem in late 2012 to offer AWS analytics tools. Datapipe subsequently acquired Newvem in September of last year.