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Are you struggling to control Kubernetes costs? Lacking visibility into container spend?

FinOps experts from CloudBolt and StormForge to learn how to:

  1. Gain complete cost visibility across Kubernetes clusters
  2. Continuously optimize Kubernetes application resources and spend
  3. Accurately chargeback Kubernetes costs to teams
  4. Maximize ROI from your Kubernetes investments

CloudBolt named market leader in GigaOm Radar Report for FinOps

GigaOm has just named CloudBolt a market leader and an outperformer in their latest Radar Report for FinOps. Read the report to see how CloudBolt stacks up against our competitors.

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CloudBolt named GigaOm Leader

How CloudBolt performed

At CloudBolt, we have the confidence to let our solution speak for itself.

Top rankings

  • #2 in “Business Criteria” category
  • #2 in “Emerging Features”‘
  • #4 in “Key Features” category
  • Top 3 overall, closest to center with Apptio and NetApp
  • 1 of only 4 vendors named an “Outperformer”

Key strengths

  • Advanced forecasting, trend, and variance analysis to manage cloud budgets
  • Cloud rate optimization across public and private clouds during provisioning
  • Seamless IT finance integration and chargeback with systems like SAP and Oracle
  • Proprietary AI/ML algorithms for anomaly detection and cost insights
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Why read the GigaOm Radar for Cloud FinOps?

Objective, unbiased analysis

While some vendors may cherry-pick data to paint their solutions in the best light, CloudBolt is committed to transparency. That’s why we’re proud to share the complete GigaOm Radar report, which provides an independent, forward-looking assessment of all the major players in the cloud FinOps space. Their analysts do not engage with vendors outside the research process to avoid unintentional bias.

Focused on critical capabilities

The report defines the most relevant functional and non-functional aspects that are widely adopted and well-implemented, such as:

  • • Dynamic extraction of pricing data from multiple public clouds
  • • Budget threshold management and alerts
  • • Cost allocation and showback
  • • Security, authorization, and audit controls

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Submit the form to instantly receive a download link for the complete GigaOm Radar for Cloud FinOps report. See the full decision criteria comparison and find out why CloudBolt ranked as a top solution.

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“CloudBolt has a strong offering in both FinOps capabilities and cloud operations as a whole. The strength of these capabilities puts this solution in the Innovation/Platform Play quadrant as an Outperformer and Leader.”

 

– GigaOm Radar for Cloud FinOps

GigaOm Leader Cloud FinOps

Near the end of 2023, millions of users waited with abated breath to see if Broadcom’s $69 billion acquisition of VMware would mean the same story for VMware, and sure enough, within a few months, the VMware everyone knew and loved as a part of their cloud stack was now a shell of its former self.

In this whitepaper, we discuss what the top concerns are for current VMware customers, some common options available for current users looking to migrate away, and the pros and cons of each option.

Featuring guest presenter Tracy Woo, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

In a world where 98% of enterprises are embracing FinOps, cloud leaders are beginning to see that FinOps must move beyond cost savings to a more strategic outcome: quantifying and balancing cloud return on investment (ROI).

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Augmented FinOps is an innovative approach that integrates artificial intelligence with financial operations, aiming at optimizing cloud cost management. This resource is specifically crafted for IT leaders, financial experts, and those keen on understanding and implementing pioneering strategies in cloud computing.

In This White Paper, You Will Discover:

Key Topics Explored:

Transform Your Cloud Financial Management with Augmented FinOps

Embark on your journey towards understanding and implementing Augmented FinOps in your organization with CloudBolt. Discover how to leverage AI for a more insightful, strategic, and efficient approach to cloud cost management. With an innovative vision and a suite of capabilities scheduled for launch in 2024, we aim to instill order and accountability in cloud spending and management on a large scale. CloudBolt equips organizations with the necessary tools, intelligence, and flexibility to optimize financial management, enhance efficiency, and pave the way for new growth opportunities.

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Are you navigating the complexities of cloud transformation and seeking effective strategies to optimize your investments? This white paper is an essential resource for understanding the financial realities of cloud transformation strategy. It’s designed to guide enterprises through the intricacies of cloud computing, debunking common myths and setting the stage for successful cloud adoption.

In this white paper, you will learn:

  1. The Current State of Cloud Computing: Discover how cloud computing is evolving and the impact it’s having on enterprises. We discuss the rapid growth of cloud adoption and the predictions by industry experts like Gartner, highlighting the shift towards cloud-native platforms.
  2. Debunking Common Myths: We tackle prevalent misconceptions about cloud transformation, particularly in the realm of FinOps. Learn why these myths are barriers to maximizing cloud ROI and how they lead to inefficient spending and untapped potential.
  3. Rethinking FinOps: This paper provides an in-depth look at how FinOps is evolving. It challenges the traditional view that reducing cloud spending is the sole focus of FinOps and emphasizes the need for a value-driven approach to cloud investments.
  4. Collaborative Approach to Cloud Decisions: Gain insights into the role of FinOps teams and the importance of collective responsibility across the organization. Understand why it’s crucial for IT, finance, and business units to align their priorities for a more effective cloud strategy.
  5. The Role of Engineers in Cloud Transformation: Learn about the critical role engineers play in FinOps initiatives and how to engage them effectively. This section breaks down the misconception that engineers are disinterested in FinOps and highlights the need for clear guidance and actionable insights.
  6. Beyond Financial Reporting: Discover why financial reporting, while essential, is not the sole driver of value-focused cloud management. We explore the importance of contextual financial indicators and integrating these insights into natural workflows.
  7. Navigating Cloud Cost Management and Optimization Tools: Understand the landscape of cloud cost management tools and the limitations of DIY solutions. The white paper discusses the need for adaptable, comprehensive tools that cater to the specific needs of businesses.
  8. The Promise of Automation in FinOps: We analyze the role of automation in FinOps and the challenges in implementing effective automation strategies in enterprise environments.

Our exploration of various myths about clod exposes a compelling need for a paradigm shift in how we approach FinOps. It’s time to move beyond simplistic narratives and embrace a nuanced, value-driven perspective. By demystifying these misconceptions, we equip organizations with the necessary awareness and tools to unlock the full potential of their cloud investments, paving the way for a future of optimized costs, maximized ROI, and transformative success.

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What is a cloud platform? A cloud platform refers to the operating system and hardware of a server in an Internet-based data center. It allows software and hardware products to co-exist remotely and at scale.

So, how do cloud platforms work? Enterprises rent access to compute services, such as servers, databases, storage, analytics, networking, software, and intelligence. Therefore, the enterprises don’t have to set up and own data centers or computing infrastructure. They simply pay for what they use.

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Types of Cloud Platforms

There are several types of cloud platforms. Not a single one works for everyone. There are several models, types, and services available to help meet the varying needs of users. They include:

A cloud platform allows organizations to create cloud-native applications, test and build applications, and store, back up, and recover data. It also allows organizations to analyze data. Organizations can also stream video and audio, embed intelligence into their operations, and deliver software on-demand on a global scale.

Managing Cloud Platforms

Most organizations today leverage multiple cloud platforms, on-premise servers, and a number of apps as part of their cloud environment, and managing all these resources can quickly become difficult and error-prone. To help manage the chaos, many organizations use a cloud management platform (CMP) as part of their cloud fabric orchestration strategy with the end goal of having a streamlined process that allows for visibility, control, and automation of all the disparate tools in one place, increasing your overall cloud ROI.


Ready to take your cloud platform to the next level? Request a demo or learn how CloudBolt can help solve your cloud ROI problem.

Azure Integration Services is an offering by Microsoft Cloud for performing mission-critical integrations. It provides Azure customers with a serverless compute experience that helps drive efficiency and consistency when connecting applications.

The Case for Azure Integration Services

Things have changed fundamentally in the IT integration world. A few years ago, we had integration specialists and architects whose sole purpose was to help organizations with integration. Today, things are different. The need for organizations to increase the rate of business change (digital transformation) now drives integration.

Enterprises rely on all manner of mission-critical apps. Microsoft Azure handles mission-critical cloud workloads with ease. If a company cannot integrate mission-critical apps to an organization, the value of the apps diminishes. The Azure’s integration services and capabilities give enterprises incredible value, both externally and internally.

Application Integration Is the Digital Transformation Backbone

According to Gartner, almost two-thirds of enterprises will have a hybrid integration platform in place soon. As a result, enterprises will be able to pace their time to market and efficiency, among other things.

Integration Scenarios

There are four main integration scenarios. They include:

This involves connecting applications within the organization. These applications might run on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid setup.

This involves the connection of business applications to Software as a Service providers’ applications. SOAP and REST interfaces usually do this integration.

This involves integrating applications with IoT devices. The popularity of IoT is increasing, and a cloud-based integration solution is perfectly suited to address this variety of new integrations. This is because companies can access it from any location.

This involves connecting the applications of your organization with those of a partner organization. It relies on standard formats, such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Integration Challenges

When you’re building applications that talk to different systems and share data, there are some inherent challenges you’re bound to face. Here are some of them:

The solution to these problems is IPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service). Many organizations are now moving to IPaaS to overcome integration challenges. This is where Azure Integration Services comes in.

Azure Integration Services

Building an integration platform involves four key components. We need to look at its parts:

  1. API Management
  2. Azure Service Bus
  3. Azure Logic Apps
  4. Azure Event Grid

The platform allows you to connect applications within your business to improve productivity and improve time to market. You can also connect applications between businesses to strengthen relationships and facilitate collaboration.

Azure API Management

Azure allows you to publish API’s within a safe environment and connect them to back-end systems located anywhere in the world. This is a boon for businesses looking to expand their operations, find new customers, drive deeper customer engagement, and create new channels.

You can take any back-end system and seamlessly launch an API program with Azure API Management. Some benefits of using Azure API Management include:

Azure Logic Apps

The Logic Apps allow you to automate your workflows and orchestrate your organization’s business processes. It simplifies how you design and build scalable solutions for:

So, what are the benefits of Azure Logic Apps?

Azure Service Bus

This is a scalable and reliable enterprise messaging solution. It allows you to transfer data between different services and applications using messages. The message is in binary format and can contain text, XML, or JSON.

Some advantages of Azure Service Bus include:

Azure Event Grid

The Azure Event Grid gives users a simple event-based publish-subscribe (pub-sub) model. You get to build applications using an event-driven pattern. It allows you to only react and do stuff when things happen. This makes it easier for others to program their own interfaces on the back of these events.

So, what are the benefits of Azure Event Grid?

Conclusion

Azure Integration Services is a great way to connect with partners, create relationships with other businesses, and discover new business opportunities. And the best part is, you can do this in quick time to market.

An unbiased comparison

CloudBolt vs. CloudHealth for Cloud Financial Management

Are you looking for an objective, third-party perspective on the top cloud financial management solutions? Get an unbiased, vendor-neutral comparison of top cloud financial management solutions. Unlike other vendors who share in-house comparison guides, CloudBolt believes in empowering IT decision-makers with objective insights from respected industry analysts.

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CloudBolt named GigaOm Leader

How CloudBolt performed

At CloudBolt, we have the confidence to let our solution speak for itself.

Top rankings

  • #2 in “Business Criteria” category
  • #2 in “Emerging Features”‘
  • #4 in “Key Features” category
  • Top 3 overall, closest to center with Apptio and NetApp
  • 1 of only 4 vendors named an “Outperformer”

Key strengths

  • Advanced forecasting, trend, and variance analysis to manage cloud budgets
  • Cloud rate optimization across public and private clouds during provisioning
  • Seamless IT finance integration and chargeback with systems like SAP and Oracle
  • Proprietary AI/ML algorithms for anomaly detection and cost insights
GigaOm CloudBolt

Why read the GigaOm Radar for Cloud FinOps?

Objective, unbiased analysis

While some vendors may cherry-pick data to paint their solutions in the best light, CloudBolt is committed to transparency. That’s why we’re proud to share the complete GigaOm Radar report, which provides an independent, forward-looking assessment of all the major players in the cloud FinOps space. Their analysts do not engage with vendors outside the research process to avoid unintentional bias.

Focused on critical capabilities

The report defines the most relevant functional and non-functional aspects that are widely adopted and well-implemented, such as:

  • • Dynamic extraction of pricing data from multiple public clouds
  • • Budget threshold management and alerts
  • • Cost allocation and showback
  • • Security, authorization, and audit controls

Get your free copy

Submit the form to instantly receive a download link for the complete GigaOm Radar for Cloud FinOps report. See the full decision criteria comparison and find out why CloudBolt ranked as a top solution.

Download now

grid pattern

“CloudBolt has a strong offering in both FinOps capabilities and cloud operations as a whole. The strength of these capabilities puts this solution in the Innovation/Platform Play quadrant as an Outperformer and Leader.”

 

– GigaOm Radar for Cloud FinOps

GigaOm Leader Cloud FinOps