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The right cloud management tool can help monitor total cloud environments, whether that's public, private or hybrid cloud services, while also managing its cost and usage. The end game here is to optimise your cloud usage.
Here we look at the best cloud management tools to monitor usage, ensure flexibility and help keep costs to a minimum.
February 21, 2018
Datadog is a monitoring service for hybrid cloud environments. It brings together data from servers, databases and tool to present a single view of an entire stack.
Datadog is feature rich sending user reports, system alerts and analytics tool, great for keeping track of performance and data.
Its detailed log of events provides information about your systems, clusters and infrastructure all in one place. Furthermore, it can be easily integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apache, Slack or Pagerduty.
User reviews have commented on the dashboard functionality as easy to use while also supporting pretty much any metric, in real time.
Released in 2010,
Turbonomic’s Hybrid Cloud Management system enables users to self-manage their workloads on-premise or in a public cloud.
It works across both Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services cloud environments and analyses your application costs, storage and resources, in real time. Also, it claims to lower the cost of the public cloud on average by 30%.
Set up should be easy with an online tutorial, its ‘Green Circle’ forum and dedicated support team to help get you to grips with the software.
Turbonomic offers a free 30-day trial and has three price plans including ‘Essential’, ‘Advanced’ and ‘Premier’. Each plan will vary depending on the company size.
Qstack is a cloud management tool, which was developed by Greenqcloud, and supports Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Released in 2010, Qstack enables its users to manage multiple cloud and hybrid deployments through a single self-service dashboard.
Qstack offers the benefits of private cloud with users having a greater control of data. It will enable users to spend less through using a pay-as-you-go service while also being able to top up for additional capacity, if needed.
Qstack was recently taken over by NetApp with plans to work on a new cloud service that enables analytics, DevOps, enterprise application, backup and disaster recovery.