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Ensure Compliance with CloudCheckr’s New CIS Benchmark Report

March 24th, 2017

There are three main elements of cyber security management: monitoring, assessment, and compliance. While the first two are focused on logging and reports, compliance goes further and actually ensures your infrastructure is secured to meet established standards. While some cloud management platforms focus only on security monitoring and assessment, CloudCheckr also ensures compliance. Now enterprises can ensure they meet specific regulations including HIPAA, FISMA, and PCI using CloudCheckr’s benchmark reports based on the CIS Best Practices for cloud security. So what does that entail? Here’s what they have to say: CIS Benchmarks are recommended technical settings for operating systems, middleware, and software applications, […]

A Letter from the CEO: CloudCheckr Funding and Future

March 23rd, 2017

Earlier this week, we announced the news of our Series A funding from Level Equity. As Democrat & Chronicle reports, CloudCheckr’s funding is not only validation of our proven expertise in public cloud management—the cloud infrastructure space as a whole is clearly poised for a year of explosive growth.  CloudCheckr CEO Aaron Newman shares his thoughts on the news below: Here at CloudCheckr, we have been overwhelmed with the growth of the market for IaaS. Just under 6 years ago, our idea of building a platform to help manage workloads in the cloud was just forming. Since then, we have worked tirelessly to provide that platform, […]

How to Meet New Amazon Requirements While Growing Your MSP Business

March 23rd, 2017

As public cloud usage continues to grow, the demands on Managed Service Providers has increased as well. End customers are expecting more when it comes to Reporting, Security, and Best Practices. And it’s not just customers with changing expectations. Amazon has increased their requirements when it comes to Managed Service Providers, with an updated MSP Validation checklist. Failing an audit could be devastating; updating your processes and tools can help. CloudCheckr makes it easy for MSPs to meet their obligations to Amazon and clients. Join CloudCheckr for our upcoming webinar entitled 5 Ways Managed Service Providers Can Meet the needs of Amazon […]

Enterprise IaaS Migration: Cloud Readiness Tips from Relus

March 23rd, 2017

In spite of cloud adoption speed bumps, ranging from security concerns to expense management, public cloud migration continues to gain velocity. The need for reliable, expert vendor partners is more important than ever. CloudCheckr offers a comprehensive cloud management solution for organizations to keep their cloud in check. However, often, the devil is in the details: for organizations to truly optimize the public cloud, migration partners with expertise can help ensure a smooth cloud initiative from the start. Relus Cloud, a CloudCheckr partner and an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, helps enterprise businesses plan and execute successful cloud deployments. Through meaningful […]

New Features and Improved Processes Mark Early March Release

March 22nd, 2017

Another week, another set of new features for CloudCheckr! This past week we focused on improving processes, in particular invoicing and billing. Read the full description of this and all releases on the Support site. The following is an overview of recent enhancements. Watch a video walkthrough of these features below: Try CloudCheckr for free to try our latest features. GENERAL UPDATES The BPC for Enforce SSL Connections has been renamed, has a new summary and description, and filters to DB Instances using PostGres. AWS Advanced Grouping saved filters now build independent of billing updates When creating or updating saved filters build in the Advanced […]

The Complete Guide to Cloud Budgets for CFO’s

March 21st, 2017

The public cloud has introduced a whole new range of financial issues for enterprises to overcome. IT and FinOps teams need to understand, navigate, and address a highly dynamic and constantly changing cloud environment. With the right tools and frameworks in place, teams can ensure they make the most out of their cloud investment. “Keeping Cloud Budgets in Check” provides the guidance CFOs, procurement, and financial operations teams need to enable alignment and accountability in the cloud. Download the whitepaper In this paper, you will learn: why visibility is critical for budgeting; governance tactics to prevent cloud sprawl; how your organization can take advantage of optimization […]

CloudCheckr Announces $50 Million Series A Funding From Level Equity

March 20th, 2017

Originally published on Business Wire on Monday, March 20, 2017. ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CloudCheckr, the leading cloud management platform, announced today that it has raised $50 million in institutional funding from Level Equity. The funding round will augment an already profitable business that has tripled in each of the last three years. CloudCheckr will use the funds to bolster its market-leading platform for modern enterprises, government agencies and managed service providers who demand a comprehensive and scalable multi-cloud management platform that satisfies cost, security, utilization and compliance concerns. “Cloud management is a highly complex but increasingly mainstream issue – especially for […]

Azure Migration: A Primer for Successful Deployments with Microsoft Cloud

March 17th, 2017

Whether your business is using the public cloud or not, you’re probably wary of the potential risks. Just last week, according to the Wall Street Journal, the Amazon S3 outage cost companies in the S&P 500 index $150 million. Following such events, many enterprises are considering the viability of a multi-cloud environment—AWS remains the clear leader, but Azure is also represented as a second draft pick. Why? Gartner’s recent 2016 Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant places both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure in the Leaders Quadrant for the second year in a row. If you are considering a multi-cloud […]

Webinar: TechTalk to Highlight CloudCheckr’s Newest Features

March 14th, 2017

The CloudChecker development team has been busy since the last New Features Update a few weeks back. Join us Thursday, March 16 at 2pm EST for the next edition of CloudCheckr TechTalk. During this interactive webcast, we’ll take a deep dive into the latest release of the platform and answer questions from the audience. New features on the agenda include: Improvement to User Management New API Calls Best Practice Check Editor Updates Major Azure Module Updates including Reports The webinar will be recorded and shared afterwards. Be sure to sign up so you will be notified when the recording is available.  […]

AWS EC2 Regional RI: Enhanced and Even Easier to Use

March 14th, 2017

Amazon Web Services announced yesterday that they had altered the application structure of Regional EC2 Reserved Instances to make them even easier for customers use. As the announcement stated: Effective March, all Regional Linux/UNIX RIs with shared tenancy now apply to all sizes of instances within an instance family and AWS region, even if you are using them across multiple accounts via Consolidated Billing. This is being applied to all currently owned RIs and all future purchases. Users no longer need to match the size constraint for shared tenancy Regional RIs. AWS will automatically apply your Regional RI to any […]

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