Scale Intelligent Business Decisions
Migrating to Microsoft Azure promises improved agility, innovation and scalability, but the cloud requires a substantially different management approach than on-premises environments. As your cloud usage grows, financial management, optimization and governance, and security and compliance become key areas of concern. These challenges can slow down your time to market and increase your costs without proper cloud management in place.
VMware Aria Cost™ powered by CloudHealth® can help tackle your organization’s biggest cloud challenges with a single solution for multi-cloud management and optimization. Thousands of customers around the world depend on VMware Aria Cost to optimize, govern and secure their Azure or multi-cloud environment.
Better Understand Your Azure Data
With hundreds of cloud consumers across the distributed enterprise, consuming thousands of different services, the scale of cloud operations is beyond the complexity that traditional tools or processes can handle. VMware Aria Cost delivers consolidated visibility and reporting across your Azure or multi-cloud environment, so you can drive accountability and improve governance and control. Streamline decision-making with custom reports and dashboards tailored by dynamic business groups known as Perspectives, the lenses through which you view your infrastructure (e.g., cost center, lines of business, environment). With Perspectives, you can evaluate your environment holistically to see what’s working, what’s not, and be able to adapt quickly.
Optimize Your Azure Infrastructure
With visibility into your cloud costs and usage, you can more accurately understand what exactly your business needs to operate and how to efficiently meet those needs. Rightsizing recommendations from VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth are built transparently on user-defined business goals. Users can create custom efficiency targets, so the recommendations align with your business’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Set performance thresholds that make sense for your business, and take advantage of advanced filtering capabilities and region visibility. If you have any consistency in your cloud usage month over month, it makes sense to purchase reservations to cover that consistent usage and optimize cost. VMware Aria Cost can make recommendations for all Azure reservable services, as well as help you navigate the complexity of purchasing and managing Azure Reservations and Savings Plans.
Figure 1: The VMware Aria Cost Health Check Report
Improve Operational Efficiency with Governance Policies
Use the VMware Aria Cost dynamic policy engine to drive consistent operations and continuously monitor your environment. Policies enable you to quickly identify opportunities to control spend, remediate risks, and streamline configuration. Get alerted when conditions deviate from your desired state, and enable automated actions to execute changes in your environment—stop, start, resize or terminate infrastructure—all at the frequency you define.
Strengthen Your Security Posture
VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth helps validate that you have properly and securely configured your Azure environment. With configurable policies covering user access, logging and monitoring, network security, and audit trails, VMware Aria Cost identifies violations and makes recommendations for how you automate security alerts, rank alerts by severity, and view a report of violations with affected resources and recommended remediation actions.
Services Beyond the Platform
VMware provides a world-class customer success service to make sure you get the most value out of your investment. As part of the service, you are granted exclusive access to a technical account manager and a customer success manager who will act as trusted advisors of the VMware Aria Cost platform, and secure the alignment of your business goals and objectives. It also includes comprehensive training and education, onboarding, ongoing enablement, and technical support. Additionally, we offer professional services that help you accomplish tasks you don’t have the time and resources for internally, while taking your cloud governance and optimization to the next level.
Ready to get started on your cloud management journey? Visit us online today and sign up for a free trial of VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth.
What VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth can do for you:
- Provide visibility with business context
- Identify ways to optimize your Azure bill
- Centralize governance with policy-based controls
- Proactively reduce security and compliance risk
The project took a year to complete, but the result is a reduction in our Azure costs by 60 percent. We are still optimizing now at a different level and expect to drive our bill down another 10–20 percent in the coming year.
We spun up so much infrastructure last year and [VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth] has enabled us to not only see growth, but also project and optimize that growth.