Release: Apptio Cloud Express

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Tuesday, January 15th, 2013   |  

On December Apptio launched Cloud Express, a free service that would help developers and DevOps managers that are using AWS, Windows Azure and Rackspace to manage the cost of the cloud.

Apptio, based in Washington, is provider of SaaS-based Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for managing the cost of IT services.

The company is focused on the financial implications of the cloud services and focuses on how cloud service can manage and optimize cost of the business.

Cloud Express offers:

  • The service gathers, integrates and analyzes public cloud cost and usage data to help IT managers optimize the ways they spend their money with cloud service providers.
  • IT managers can use Cloud Express to compare and choose cloud vendors.
  • AWS-reserved instances allow customers to  get a discount by paying up front. Cloud Express provides  ways to change parameters to see what the costs would be based upon what AWS customers pay up front and the term commitment that they are willing to make.
  • The cost comparison capability gives the customer visibility into what services to downsize or discontinue.


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