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Cost transparency at your fingertips with CloudBolt

Drive more accountability with granular visibility

Whether it’s public cloud or the private datacenter, your IT resources cost money. If you don’t have complete visibility and accountability it can lead to thousands or millions of dollars being wasted. Don’t let your IT environment spin out of control. 

Leverage CloudBolt so your end users can see and understand what they’re spending up front before it’s too late. For your hybrid cloud environment, you can assign or ingest rates to hardware, operating systems, applications, blueprint items, and other parameters in CloudBolt to provide your users with a preview of the rate that their orders will incur before they submit their request. You can generate detailed reports for all your resources to drive more accountability through showback and chargeback.

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Verify the health of your infrastructure with CloudBolt

With so many downstream systems being orchestrated, you need to be certain all systems are up and available. CloudBolt’s Continuous Infrastructure Testing (CIT) feature helps you discover any problem and report its status back to you. 

Your virtualized IT environments are constantly changing. The unexpected effects of changes to storage, network, server configuration, passwords, DNS, VM images, and applications can cause failures in your VM environment. Rather than testing your infrastructure components in isolation, CIT executes end-to-end functional tests against the VM environment using the CloudBolt web interface. If the CITs pass, you’ve proved all systems are functioning to satisfaction else you can identify systems that need your attention.  

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Curb spending using powerful actions in CloudBolt

CloudBolt is designed to be a proactive system for a hybrid cloud environment. You can control cost using in-built features such as quotas, expiration dates, and budget.  

For example, you can set quotas for group or user. When the quota reaches a defined threshold, CloudBolt will send email alerts to the user or group. The outofthe box value for the threshold is 80%.  

You can also set expiration dates for various resources. Checks for expired servers are done using a shell script, which is run nightly. You can run the scan manually or change the schedule. Once the condition is met, you can alert the user before taking the resource back or give an option to request extension.  

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Neustar Case Study
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Neustar saves $3M annually on AWS bill using CloudBolt

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