Optimize Your Cloud Spending and Usage
With FlexNet Manager for Cloud Infrastructure, organizations can see which business units are spending the most money, how much unused instances are costing them, spending patterns and trends, and spending by service types such as Amazon EC2, Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3, Amazon VPC and Amazon RDS. In addition, they can see utilization patterns including which instances are underutilized, when reservations are expiring, and usage trends.
This provides unprecedented visibility into cloud infrastructure usage and spend, and enables organizations to perform more detailed analysis for fact-based decision making.
Provide Financial Transparency for Chargeback/Showback
Many IT organizations are transitioning to a service broker model, where they provide a mix of their own offerings and also manage the services purchased from external cloud providers. These IT organizations focus less on the technology and more as business enablers and the value delivered.
Optimize Your Amazon Web Services Instances
Amazon Web Services offers two primary ways to purchase their infrastructure services. An On-Demand instance lets you pay by the hour for computing power, with no long term commitments. These flexible and elastic cloud infrastructure services are used by thousands of companies for their ease of purchase, and deployment.
Amazon Reserved Instances are purchased for specific contract terms, and can be obtained for up to 75% less than an On-Demand Instance. These work best for enterprises with applications that have predictable usage. Reserved Instances however, have restrictions in terms of capacity, utilization, location, and other attributes. This could lead to over purchasing if cloud requirements change, as some of these Reserved Instances attributes cannot be reassigned.
Which Amazon EC2 instance type is right for your organization? FlexNet Manager for Cloud Infrastructure helps determine the most cost effective option for your business.