4. Minimize human error
The more complex a cloud environment, the more likely you are to make a mistake. Unfortunately, those mistakes could end up costing your customers a lot, and they take more time out of the day to resolve. Cloud automation minimizes opportunities for human error and ensures that can follow cloud governance best practices. Additionally, automating critical tasks like reports and alerts makes it easier to understand what’s going on in your customers’ cloud environments at all times.
5. Reduce time spent on manual tasks
If you need to pull information about a given cloud environment, gathering data from disparate sources takes time. Cloud management solutions can aggregate all of the information in one place, making it easier to analyze spending, resource, and security data all at once.
With automation, you can schedule and automate traditionally manual tasks. For example, if a customer needs to scale down their resources outside of normal business hours, a cloud management platform can help you manage these processes more easily.
JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, uses CloudCheckr to give their customers an easier way to manage resources. “One customer was spending a significant amount of time writing Lambda scripts to manage snapshots,” said Senior Cloud Engineer Mike Atkinson. “The automation CloudCheckr provided around cleaning up security groups and snapshots reduced overhead, while allowing them to focus more on their actual environment and applications.”
6. Automate DevOps services
Actively monitoring for cost savings can help DevOps teams save on cloud costs as their business needs change. CloudCheckr helped Eplexity’s Center of Excellence, their managed services team, find these cost savings opportunities for their customers with the platform’s automated services.
Chris Egloff, Resident Architect at Eplexity, explains: “We have baked in a number of automations to deliver CloudCheckr as part of our DevOps services to clients. These include the automated provisioning of customer CloudCheckr accounts, Well-Architected Best Practice scanning, and automated tagging for billing and budgeting at the application, cost center, and account levels.”
7. Deliver more value for less cost
Finally, bringing more value-add services to customers is what keeps them coming back. Automating and streamlining your cloud managed services is a key component for MSPs that want to differentiate their businesses.
This was a key benefit of using CloudCheckr for PTP, which specializes in cloud services for life sciences and biotech industries. Their client Voyager Therapeutics needed to simplify cloud operations so that they could focus on researching life-changing therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.
“We’re seeing continued improvement with functionality and the ability for our DevOps team to leverage the CloudCheckr API,” said Gary Derheim, Vice President of Managed Services at PTP. “We can connect it to our portal and begin to automate some of the work that we’re doing, which means that for a lower cost I can deliver more value back to customers like Voyager. That’s a win for us and I think a win for the customer.”
How can CloudCheckr help you automate and optimize your cloud business?
MSPs leverage the automated cloud management in CloudCheckr to expand and differentiate their services and better serve their customers through improved cloud ROI. CloudCheckr helps them to streamline delivery, and more importantly, maximize profits through more sophisticated cloud purchasing and billing for customers.