You probably have heard that CloudCheckr offers “over 400 Best Practice Checks” to manage your cloud security, cost, availability, and usage. With this week’s update, that number is now over 450! These checks help keep CloudCheckr customers in compliance and make sure their IaaS is running at ideal optimization while typically saving 30% or more in cloud spend.
Amazon announced their 61st price reduction and that announcement included the ability to acquire a 3-year Reserved Instance without the upfront fee. This is a nice option and we’ve updated the app to factor this in when recommending RI purchases. We have more in a past blog post.
As mentioned earlier, we are always adding Best Practice Checks to our suite. This week, we added a check to see if Elastic Block Storage volumes are attached to stopped EC2 instances. Many of our Best Practice Checks can automatically be resolved using our “Fix Now” button. We have added that capability to the check for Publicly accessible RDS DB Instances. You should only allow authorized applications access to your database, not public users.
Just like with our AWS Best Practice Checks, you now can click on a particular Azure Best Practice Check to get more detail. We also help you identify deallocated and stopped Virtual Machines so you can stop paying for unused resourced.
We have enhanced reporting for Azure, including Tagging Rules and Resource Lookup. Service Providers can now group by customer when doing a List Cost Analysis. Finally, for completeness, we include Office 365 subscription information within billing. All of these enhancements give you more detail in your reports, bills, and analysis.
To learn more about these and other new features, check out our Support site.
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