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Cloud Management
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Cloud Management

Administration

Dashboards

Native
  • Limited dashboard capabilities for CloudWatch metrics
Cloud Management
  • Robust dashboards with custom panes
  • Select Best Practices, Cost Savings, CPU Utilization, Spend, etc.
  • Display data from multiple accounts across cloud platforms
Native
  • Create, customize, publish and share dashboards for an Organization
Cloud Management
  • Robust dashboards with custom panes
  • Select Best Practices, Cost Savings, CPU Utilization, Spend, etc.
  • Display data from multiple accounts across cloud platforms
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Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Administration

Hybrid Cloud

Native
  • AWS Outposts management only
Cloud Management
  • Optional Finance Manager option to report on Data Center resources
  • Supports VMware and Azure Stack
  • Generate PDF or CSV invoices with custom rates
Native
  • Azure Stack management only
Cloud Management
  • Finance Manager option to report on Data Center resources (VMware, Azure Stack) and generate invoices with custom rates
Native
  • No on-premise equivalent
Cloud Management
  • Finance Manager option to report on Data Center resources (VMware, Azure Stack) and generate invoices with custom rates
Native
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Native
Cloud Management

Administration

Multi-Account, Multi-Cloud Support

Native
  • Multi-Account capabilities for AWS Organizations but AWS only
Cloud Management
  • Easily view reports from multiple accounts and multiple clouds
Native
  • Multiple account support for Azure
  • AWS Cost Reporting for 1% fee
Cloud Management
  • Easily view reports from multiple accounts and multiple clouds
Native
  • Multiple accounts and clouds requires Google Anthos
Cloud Management
  • Easily view reports from multiple accounts and multiple clouds
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Administration

Permissions

Native
  • AWS Accounts and Roles
Cloud Management
  • Extremely granular end-user permissions, down to single reports and features
  • Customize solutions for your stakeholders or customers.
Native
  • Azure Accounts and Roles
Cloud Management
  • Extremely granular end-user permissions, down to single reports and features
  • Customize solutions for your stakeholders or customers.
Native
  • Google Accounts and Roles
Cloud Management
  • Extremely granular end-user permissions, down to single reports and features
  • Customize solutions for your stakeholders or customers.
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Administration

Reporting

Native
  • Retention reports limited to one year
Cloud Management
  • SnapBack™ stores up to 7 years of historical data
  • Read-only report, ideal for audit purposes
Native
  • Retention reports limited to one year
Cloud Management
  • SnapBack™ stores up to 7 years of historical data
  • Read-only report, ideal for audit purposes
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Automation

Remediation

Native
  • Manual
Cloud Management
  • Self-Healing Automation for select Security checks
  • "Fix Now" and "Always Fix" options
  • Workflow support via "Request Fix"
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Cost Allocation

Cost Sharing

Native
  • AWS allocates cost according to internal algorithms
Cloud Management
  • Split shared costs as desired
Native
  • Azure allocates cost according to internal algorithms
Cloud Management
  • Split shared costs as desired
Native
Cloud Management
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Native
Native
Cloud Management

Cost Allocation

Invoicing

Native
  • Single invoice for Payer account
  • AWS branding only
Cloud Management
  • Automatically generate PDF or CSV invoices
  • Enterprises can use reports for chargeback or showback
  • White label invoices with custom logo and colors
Native
  • Single invoice for each plan/subscription
  • Azure branding only
Cloud Management
  • Automatically generate PDF or CSV invoices
  • Invoice for Azure consumption and Office 365
  • Enterprises can use reports for chargeback or showback
  • White label invoices with custom logo and colors
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Cost Allocation

Custom Charges

Native
  • Retail pricing only
Cloud Management
  • Configure custom rates and apply credits or uplifts as desired
  • Supports dollar and/or percentage customization
Native
  • Retail pricing only
Cloud Management
  • Configure custom rates and apply credits or uplifts as desired
  • Supports dollar and/or percentage customization
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Cost Optimization

Recommendations

Native
  • RI Recommendations limited to 7, 30 or 60 days
  • Savings Plan Recommendations offered
Cloud Management
  • Make a more informed decision before a 1- or 3- year commitment
  • Leverage up to 180 days of historical usage to make RI Recommendations
Native
  • RI Recommendations limited to 7, 30 or 60 days
Cloud Management
  • Make a more informed decision before a 1- or 3- year commitment
  • Leverage up to 180 days of historical usage to make RI Recommendations
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Cost Optimization

Reporting

Native
  • Third party Business Intelligence tools required
Cloud Management
  • Pivot Explorer offers built-in Business Intelligence
  • Interactive sophisticated reports, on-the-fly
  • Group and filter costs by account, region, service, operation, usage type, and tag
Native
  • Third party Business Intelligence tools required
Cloud Management
  • Pivot Explorer offers built-in Business Intelligence
  • Interactive sophisticated reports, on-the-fly
  • Group and filter costs by account, region, service, operation, usage type, and tag
Native
  • Third party Business Intelligence tools required
Cloud Management
  • Pivot Explorer offers built-in Business Intelligence
  • Interactive sophisticated reports, on-the-fly
  • Group and filter costs by account, region, service, operation, usage type, and tag
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Cost Optimization

Right Sizing

Native
  • Recommendations within instance family
Cloud Management
  • Recommendations include moving up, down or to a different instance type altogether
  • Workflow automation via "Fix Now" or "Request Fix"
Native
  • Recommendations within instance family.
  • Recommendations for MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL, via Azure Advisor
Cloud Management
  • Recommendations include moving up, down or to a different instance type altogether
  • Right Sizing for PaaS services (App Service Plans, SQL Databases, and Redis Cache)
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Cost Optimization

Utilization

Native
  • Hardcoded thresholds for idle percentage and time period.
Cloud Management
  • Specify threshold for idle percentage such as 5% or 20%
  • Specify threshold for time period, such as 14 days or 30 days
  • Heatmaps to identify usage trends associated with different groups of resources
  • Automatically turn off instances when not needed, such as over the weekend
Native
  • Hardcoded thresholds for idle percentage (3%) and time period (7 days) with some adjustments allowed per subscription
Cloud Management
  • Specify threshold for idle percentage such as 5% or 20%
  • Specify threshold for time period, such as 14 days or 30 days
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Security

Best Practice Checks

Native
  • 7 free and 107 paid AWS Trusted Advisor checks
Cloud Management
  • Hundreds of AWS Cost, Security, Availability and Usage checks in addition to native checks
  • Self-Healing Automation for many checks
  • 600+ Multi-Cloud checks for Cost, Security, Availability and Usage in one console
Native
  • 60 Azure Advisor and Security Center checks
Cloud Management
  • Dozens of Azure Cost, Security, Availability and Usage checks in addition to native checks
  • 600+ Multi-Cloud checks for Cost, Security, Availability and Usage in one console
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Security

Compliance

Native
  • AWS CIS (free)
  • AWS Inspector (fee per resource) required for SOC, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI-DS
Cloud Management
  • Tracking and scoring of 35 Total Compliance standards
  • Supports CIS, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SOC2, ISO, NIST and more
Native
  • Azure CIS, PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, SOC TSP
Cloud Management
  • Total Compliance for Azure is a roadmap feature
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Security

Threat Detection

Native
  • AWS GuardDuty addresses security threats and intrusion attempts and is complementary
Cloud Management
  • CloudCheckr ensures best practices are followed and guardrails are in effect
  • CloudCheckr's focus is on detecting security vulnerabilities and automating corrections
Native
  • Azure Sentinel addresses security threats and intrusion attempts and is complementary
Cloud Management
  • CloudCheckr ensures best practices are followed and guardrails are in effect
  • CloudCheckr's focus is on detecting security vulnerabilities
Native
Cloud Management
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Service Provider Tools

Private Labeling

Native
  • AWS branding only
Cloud Management
  • CloudCheckr can be fully white labeled to drive brand recognition and loyalty
  • Personalize logo, favicon and colors for the user interface and invoices
  • Optionally use a custom URL and alert email addresses.
Native
  • Azure branding only
Cloud Management
  • CloudCheckr can be fully white labeled to drive brand recognition and loyalty
  • Personalize logo, favicon and colors for the user interface and invoices
  • Optionally use a custom URL and alert email addresses.
Native
  • Google branding only
Cloud Management
  • CloudCheckr can be fully white labeled to drive brand recognition and loyalty
  • Personalize logo, favicon and colors for the user interface
  • Optionally use a custom URL and alert email addresses.
Native
Native
Native
Cloud Management

Service Provider Tools

Profit Enhancement

Native
  • RI and Savings Plan discounts are allocated according to AWS' algorithms
Cloud Management
  • MSPs can choose where RIs and Savings Plans are applied
  • Charge On-Demand rates as desired
  • Profit from the difference via Arbitrage
Native
  • RI discounts are allocated according to Azure's algorithms
Cloud Management
  • CSPs can choose where RIs are applied
  • Charge On-Demand rates as desired
  • Profit from the difference via Arbitrage
Native
Cloud Management

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