Cloud Cruiser Releases CloudSmart-Now™

New Offering Allows Customers to Track Hybrid Cloud Usage with Built-in Analytics in Four Easy Steps

Aug 31, 2015, 09:58 ET from Cloud Cruiser

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Cruiser, a leading provider of software solutions for hybrid cloud analytics, today announced the release of their ground-breaking new offering that allows customers to easily track hybrid cloud usage by user and costs with built-in analytics. With the new CloudSmart-Now™ packaged offering, businesses of all sizes can quickly understand the financial and operational impact of the cloud with a single pane view of their total consumption of cloud services across the "Big 5" being consumed by their business.


CloudSmart-Now is a set of out-of-the-box, pre-configured templates with built-in workflow to collect detailed usage and cost data from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Windows Azure Pack (WAP), VMware and Openstack. This robust solution has been designed and built from the ground up to specifically measure usage by user and costs across the broadest set of hybrid clouds today.  In one single application, businesses quickly receive accurate, real time reports that help them identify IT waste, compare costs and forecast future demand.

"Hybrid cloud is simply a reality for most businesses. The single biggest area of improvement continues to be around efficiencies and reducing costs," said Fraser McKay, VP Products, Cloud Cruiser. "We love the promise of low-cost cloud but it's not unlimited and unless you track and measure, sprawl and anarchy quickly creep in.  Our customers stay ahead and better forecast to meet business demands", added McKay.  "We directly address this problem with a single solution to manage all hybrid cloud environments.  You can't manage what you can't measure and we've done the heavy lifting with this new packaged offering."

Cloud Cruiser designed the CloudSmart-Now package of pre-configured, easy-to-use templates, so that organizations can get up and running in five days.  In just four easy steps, CloudSmart-Now provides pre-configured collectors, built-in data mapping to your business structure, report templates and an automated workflow so businesses can distribute reports to business users.

Step 1:  Readiness and set-up.  Determine which of the "Big 5" clouds you want to measure.  Get Cloud Cruiser up and running and select your workbook templates.

Step 2:  Smart Collect:  Leveraging Cloud Cruiser's built-in API for public cloud and automated private cloud collectors; you can import usage and rate data at a detailed granular level.

Step 3:  Business Mapping:  With organizational structure in place, map usage to department and owner.

Step 4:  Report & Distribute:  Select from a standard set of rich reports including top spenders across the business, cloud spend by provider, and potential savings.

"Time to value is a critical requirement for enterprise IT today when serving the agile business," said Deirdre Mahon, Chief Marketing Officer, Cloud Cruiser. "By taking advantage of CloudSmart-Now, you don't have to deploy multiple point solutions to understand the usage and value of cloud for your business.  Intelligence from out-of-the-box reports makes you smarter about what is actually being consumed.  This gives both clarity and control to IT and the business user and directly serves the agile business for competitive advantage."

Cloud Cruiser will be showcasing CloudSmart-Now at VMworld® 2015 US, where the company will be exhibiting at booth #343.To learn more about CloudSmart-Now, please visit For more information about Cloud Cruiser visit the company's website, follow Cloud Cruiser on Twitter at @CloudCruiserInc, or visit the company on LinkedIn.

About Cloud Cruiser
Cloud Cruiser's enterprise software solution for hybrid cloud consumption-based management gives customers detailed insights into usage and costs, enabling IT to deliver the right services to the business at the right time. By combining metered data collection with organizational and financial data, customers optimize cloud investments for business value.  Cloud Cruiser goes to market directly and indirectly though strategic partners including AWS, Cisco, HP, Microsoft and Rackspace.  

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