The public cloud offers access to unlimited capacity, innovative services, and agility unlike anything we’ve had access to in the past. However, it comes with two common issues: Cost overruns and uncertain security models. Most companies rushed to the cloud using a lift and shift methodology and now they are facing higher than expected cost for operating their workloads. This move has also come with additional complexity of security due to limited internal knowledge and tools to execute basic cloud security practices.
Xgility’s Cloud Optimization Platform Service (XG COPS) is designed to enable control and optimization of your cloud from every angle. You’ll be armed with critical insight needed to fully leverage the benefits of the cloud and simplify management so you can focus on what’s important to your business.
How We Can Help
By leveraging our Cloud Optimization Platform Service and expertise from our team of cloud consultants, you will gain visibility and actional insights into cost, security, performance, and compliance of your datacenter and public cloud infrastructure.
- Consolidate all cloud infrastructure and data in one place
- Identify opportunities to optimize cost, utilization, performance, and security
- Manage cloud sprawl
- Establish governance guidelines and rules with policies to manage your cloud as it scales
- Align financial cost reports with your business requirements
Our Cloud Optimization Platform Services
We offer three levels of Cloud Optimization Platform Services and will help you select the plan that best fit your needs. Our services include:
Monitoring & Reporting of Your Cloud
Our Cloud Optimization Platform provides 24×7 monitoring and reporting, so you visualize and control your data center and cloud environments with a single, consolidated view.
Xgility will provide you with a simple and easy to understand billing statements that allow you to easily identify cloud spend and tag it to responsible departments or tenants. Xgility managed service charges will also be rolled in to minimize the number of statements you receive.
Key stakeholders within your organization will receive to in-depth assessments, designed to enable proactive management of your infrastructure. Reports are automatically emailed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to provide timely insight that can dramatically advance cloud cost and usage.
Cost & Usage Reporting
One of the most powerful attributes of the cloud is consumption-based pricing. But as your organization scales its infrastructure usage, managing this usage can become unwieldy. Xgility will monitor and identify asset utilization trends contributing to cost in your environment and send you summary reports, enabling proactive identification of potential issues and resolution to avoid costly surprises.
We will help analyze your Azure and Amazon usage from a high-level management perspective, as well as detailed, multi-dimensional viewpoints.
Get the critical data needed to align your business with your cloud. The platform provides comprehensive cloud cost management, amortization, and allocation functionality that is powered by platform fundamentals such as business perspectives, access control, Interactive reporting, and flexible data collection. You get access to the tools needed to track your cloud spend, identify trends and the details behind it, and align budgets with accounting and financial reporting.
Our team will help you evaluate utilization and efficiency across your cloud infrastructure with powerful Rightsizing functionality. You will receive subscription-based in-depth assessments designed to help you proactively manage your infrastructure, rightsizing recommendations to highlight underutilized assets, as well as identification and termination of unused infrastructure.
Managing security in a distributed and fast-paced cloud environment is challenging for many customers. Our team will help implement Security Policies for Azure in your account to proactively monitor your Azure accounts, services, and resources, identify issues, and make recommendations for how you can improve your security.
Gain an integrated view of your infrastructure from both a cloud provider and systems perspective. By integrating and trending cost and performance data, Xgility can help you analyze, report on and configure alerts for how well you’re utilizing your cloud infrastructure. You will gain visibility into the performance of all your assets across CPU, memory, disk, and network.
Together with our platform, Xgility makes the process of purchasing reserved instances simple. By choosing a time window for which to analyze usage, setting a purchase date, and defining a prepay amount, you will receive a recommendation for the absolute optimum purchase for your environment. The recommendations take into account variables such as historical usage, tiered discounts, reservation types, enterprise pricing, expiring reservations, and more. In addition, you will be able to view what your infrastructure will look like post-purchase and export the purchase order.
Policy and Governance
Our team will help you manage accountability and best practices over cost, usage, performance, and security across your infrastructure by implementing governance policies and rules for your environment. Along with robust asset management reporting, changes and events can be investigated and business rules for proactive management of your environment can be defined. We can help you create governance policies to simplify and even securely automate the process of starting, stopping, terminating, rebooting instances, releasing Elastic IPs, or your own custom actions can be defined.
Our platform gives you the ability to easily implement governance policies and rules for your environment. By leveraging policy-driven automation, your organization can reduce manual labor, eliminate the potential for human error in critical business operations, and ensure optimal operation of your cloud infrastructure.
With Xgility’s Cloud Optimization Platform Services, you get the tools and resources you need to monitor, manage, and remediate your cloud environment, and gain visibility to optimize cost, usage, performance, and governance. Contact us today to learn more »