"CloudCheckr has proven invaluable for tracking my deployment and controlling my costs."
T. Mirabella (CIO - TransAcoustics LLC)
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 26, 2012
As Amazon's global re:Invent conference begins, AWS is offering its customers ever increasing services and options. However, along with greater AWS functionality comes greater complexity. In response, CloudCheckr Inc. is releasing its free public version of CloudCheckr to assist in the management of deployments in the AWS cloud.
According to renowned security expert and CloudCheckr Co-Founder Aaron Newman, “We’re proud to announce the general availability of our cloud management platform at the opening of re:Invent. We’ve designed CloudCheckr to cut through the complexity of AWS usage, enabling our clients to optimize spend, lower risk, and still build great technology for their customers. It fills in the gaps of the AWS Management Console and addresses the challenges faced by users when scaling their deployments. Unlike point solutions that only cover cost, CloudCheckr also offers actionable insights into resource utilization and security risks.”
The features that have made Amazon Web Services the provider of choice for hundreds of thousands of customers also spin off an intricate web of choices which can be difficult to navigate. Its breadth of services, flexibility, instant elasticity, and pay-as-you go model create countless variables for businesses to factor into how they grow their technology and their enterprise.
CloudCheckr offers three modules to provide answers to key questions that factor into managing the growth of their deployment the right way:
Knowledge: What do I have running in the cloud?
Pricing Analysis: Am I deploying resources in a way that balances good user experience, internal functionality, and cost savings?
Security: Have I done whatever I can to meet the security challenges of my cloud deployment?
The Knowledge module provides a comprehensive inventory and assessment of a user’s deployment, keeping up with the constant changes made by their development team. It reports the state of the deployment through a variety of lenses – by service, region, size, & utilization. Users can access accurate high-level views and detailed reports across a wide range of AWS services including EC2, S3, RDS, CloudFront, and more.
CloudCheckr also offers a monitoring feature within its Knowledge module. With change monitoring, users can view current and historical changes to their deployment. They can track resource additions, configuration changes, and more. This ensures that users have real-time visibility into their cloud infrastructure and eliminates sprawl as their technology moves from development through production to growth.
CloudCheckr’s Pricing Analysis module analyzes utilization and purchasing to provide users with actionable recommendations to optimize spend without sacrificing functionality. Using proprietary analytics, CloudCheckr tracks utilization rates to identify over-used, under-used, and idle resources. Warnings, alerts, and recommendations ensure that existing deployments are truly “right-sized” and properly provisioned.
CloudCheckr also provides modeling and purchasing scenarios to support growth. CloudCheckr compares users’ resource purchasing against the thousands of available AWS purchasing options providing users with estimated spends based upon current usage. Through this feature, CloudCheckr enables user to more accurately model future deployments, understand future cost models, and eliminate AWS cost uncertainty.
CloudCheckr’s Security module addresses the technical challenges to securing cloud architecture. The module compares user deployments against hundreds of best practices. These range from configurations, to bucket security, to encryption, to resource allocation. CloudCheckr classifies exceptions into three prioritized categories and alerts users to potential security issues. CloudCheckr also provides detailed explanations of why the issue is a concern and identifies the appropriate steps to remedy the concern.
About CloudCheckr Inc.:
CloudCheckr Inc. was founded in Rochester, NY in 2011. CloudCheckr, its solution, is designed from the vision of Co-Founder Aaron Newman. CloudCheckr is intended to facilitate public cloud adoption by addressing 3 key issues facing users – knowledge, cost, and security. The company is headquartered in Rochester, NY and also has presences in San Francisco, CA and Argentina.
For more detailed information regarding CloudCheckr or CloudCheckr Inc., please visit http://www.cloudcheckr.com