SAN JOSE, Calif., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Cruiser, a leading provider of a cloud analytics application, today announced the expansion of the company's presence in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace by joining the 'Super Human' virtual lab experience. Hosted at www.tryazuremarketplace.com/cloudcruiser, visitors to Cloud Cruiser's Super Human lab will learn how to:
Gain quick visibility into cloud usage and spending by department, subscription, or resource
Control and optimize cloud consumption for greater business value
Implement real-time, accurate showback and chargeback
"Cloud Cruiser has worked with Microsoft for the past five years, delivering cloud analytics solutions to enterprises and service providers using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Windows Azure Pack, and Microsoft System Center," said Deirdre Mahon, Chief Marketing Officer, Cloud Cruiser. "This new Super Human program allows users to quickly get their hands on an application that provides immediate visibility on usage and spend via a guided, hands-on lab built to address key challenges around cost transparency and control."
Super Human has been created by Microsoft as a way to partner and build excitement and understanding of apps in the Azure Marketplace. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that gives customers the choice and flexibility to move existing applications to the cloud or develop new ones using the language and/or platform of their choice. Microsoft Azure's comprehensive set of cloud computing solutions span the platform, application, and infrastructure layers providing the customer the ability to transition to the cloud on their terms, using it for private and public cloud services.
"Governance and control of cloud spend is now a critical requirement for our customers as they increase their Azure consumption," states Larry Orecklin, U.S. Vice President Chief Evangelist, Microsoft. "Through the Super Human hands-on lab experience, customers are now able to fully operationalize Cloud Cruiser's application in less than an hour and deliver timely, accurate reports to key business stakeholders."
As Azure usage increases, it is important for a customer to analyze consumption and spending in order to optimize services for greater business agility. Cloud Cruiser is purpose-built for Azure environments and is designed to be up and running directly from the Azure Marketplace in a matter of minutes. Cloud Cruiser 16, the company's latest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application, is suited for multi-clouds and delivers advanced analytics capabilities such as a rules-based recommendation engine. Cloud Cruiser 16 has rich out-of-the-box reporting, personalized dashboards, budgets, and forecasting. Additionally, a built-in data transformation engine called SmartTags™ turns cloud data into business meaning for richer reports which can be distributed to a wide range of users.
About Cloud Cruiser Cloud Cruiser's application is a smart-meter for hybrid cloud that gives detailed insights into usage and spend, enabling businesses to deliver the right services at the right time. By mapping metered usage and cost data with organizational information, customers get instant analytics to optimize cloud investments for business value.
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