SmartTrack pulls your cloud data from all the vendor portals, and organizes it together for a centralized multi-cloud overview.
The danger in cloud is using more than you’ve paid for, so SmartTrack helps you avoid paying for over-consumption.
SmartTrack makes sure you’re using the cloud services in your license agreements, and not paying too much for them.
Plus all other essential cloud services, including:
Oracle Database, IBM PVU, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server
SmartTrack calculates the licenses you need from SaaS environments such as Office 365, WebEx, Salesforce, and Creative Cloud.
Ensure you’re paying the right cost model for essential public cloud services, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCG.
Sometimes you need a physical installation and on-the-go privileges, so SmartTrack mixes IT hybrid management of on-premises and cloud licenses.
If you are using resources in the cloud, then you instantly pay for it. This can be very expensive in large data centers that have always-on servers. That’s why SmartTrack has specific tools to measure your cloud consumption, and avoid the risk of using more than you budgeted for.
- Monitor the metrics. SmartTrack monitors consumption-driven metrics like “per use” and “per CPU hour.”
- Track service costs. SmartTrack follows the cost data for your cloud services, such as renting, storage, and data transfer.
- Know the limits. SmartTrack watches your limits for usage and consumption defined in each vendor agreement.
- Need 24/7 servers? Choose whether to keep the servers always running, or get flexible pay-as-you-go resources as you need them.
“The cloud will be easy.” That’s partly true, as your cloud services handle the back end. But each cloud provider has their own portal for billing and reporting. Wouldn’t it be great to manage those statistics and KPIs in one place? You can from the SmartTrack dashboard.
- Talk to cloud APIs. SmartTrack pulls data directly from monitoring tools like Amazon CloudWatch and Google Stackdriver.
- Recycle inactive licenses. Instead of buying new licenses, identify your unused or underused ones and reassign them.
- Right-size the licenses. Decide how many licenses you need based on metrics like servers, instances, processing, and users.
- Decide server needs. SmartTrack evaluates servers, instances, and VMs to suggest the configurations and core distribution.
“The cloud will be cheaper.” That’s what every company thinks as they plan their move. SmartTrack keeps you ahead of the financial impact with powerful Simulation tools that analyze what your current server architecture will cost in the cloud. Then it finds the best way to handle that licensing.
- Rent or buy? Decide which cloud model to use: A monthly subscription service or Bring Your Own Licenses (BYOL).
- Go hybrid? Split the licenses between staying on-premises and going to cloud for a “hybrid” situation.
- Pay for VM software? You can rent a virtual cloud machine, but might not need to pay for the software on it.
- Simulate your servers. Figure out exactly how much server space you’ll need—such as 30% of a server, instead of 100%.
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