July in Review: Botmetric floated on Cloud 9 after the Cloud Summit ‘17

Botmetric started off July with all the excitement of partnering Cloud Summit 2017 that happened in Bangalore, India on 5 July 2017. By breaking summer shine, we got showered with anew possibilities that await us in the world of Cloud Computing.

Apart from the triumph at Cloud Summit, there were adequate amendments that happened in and around Botmetric’s business sphere. While we are wrapping up July ‘17, let’s have a look at the vital reformations that happened at Botmetric, knowledge shared by ‘Cloud Ninjas’ and much more.

Product News You Need to Know @ Botmetric

Announcing Botmetric Cost & Governance Beta in Microsoft Azure

What is it: Botmetric Cost & Governance in Azure is an integrated platform for enterprises to control their spend on the cloud. It’s an ecosystem that enables your enterprise to track the cost incurred for services that run on your cloud platform. In this beta version, Botmetric has enabled Cost & Governance in Azure’s cloud platform with Powerful dashboard and Azure Analyze.

How it helps: Botmetric Cost & Governance for Azure has a powerful dashboard that gives you a holistic overview of your overall spend under a single pane. It has always proven to deliver concise information that needs minimal time to consume. It is the welcome screen which will throw insights and help you to start your day with precise required information about your Azure cloud. Botmetric converts your Azure cost data into actionable insights that give you a comprehensive picture of your entire spending of your enterprise. With Botmetric you can view monthly usage charges, compare current Azure spend with previous month’s, review cost projections for next month or a year from a single pane. Get 360-degree visibility into your Azure spending and get smart insights to keep your Azure cloud costs under control.

Where to find: Azure compatibility is available to all Botmetric users. You can pull the spending data from any Azure EA; simply configure your Azure EA by entering your Azure Enterprise Enrollment ID and API Access Key on the Credentials page to get started. You can find it at the drop down menu near Botmetric Logo as shown here.  

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You can include Azure Subscriptions and AWS Accounts in the same Botmetric Account Group. Use these Account Groups to restrict users’ views to specific areas of spending to group cost-based business unit or cost center. Read more at Announcing Botmetric Cost & Governance Beta in Microsoft Azure

Knowledge Sharing @ Botmetric

Basic AWS Data Transfer Cost Saving Tips for Beginners

The Data Transfer Cost is free for most common usage scenarios where data is transferred between storage in the same zone.

There is no data transfer cost involved when transferring data out of EC2 to Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SES, Amazon SQS, or Amazon SimpleDB in the same AWS Region

Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift or Amazon ElastiCache instances, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, or Elastic Network Interfaces in the same Availability Zone

Using a private IP address

Amazon CloudFront

From the above billing information, it is clear that there is no cost for data transfer from EC2 to Amazon CloudFront. The implication is that if we leverage Amazon CloudFront to server images, audio and video files to the end-users, we can keep the data transfer costs at a very optimal level.

Botmetric has a dedicated app for Data Transfer cost analysis so that this grey area of cost in your AWS bill is unraveled. You can drill down to discover granular cost by transfer type, accounts, services, tags, regions and much more. 

How to understand your company’s Cloud Security & Compliance with Botmetric?

At Botmetric, we are committed to your cloud infrastructure’s security requirements and compliance standards. We have one integrated platform for cost, security, and operations that enable you to gain complete control over your cloud with confidence. Our Cloud Security and Compliance Management platform provides continuous security and compliance assurance for your AWS. The platform is capable of identifying the key risks with over 200+ health checks across cloud network security, IAM access security, cloud data security, business disaster recovery, and infrastructure security. 

A Start-up’s Resolution to Cloud Sprawl Using SaaS-based Cloud Management Platform

Before we get to understand how to prevent or control cloud sprawling we must first understand how cloud works, what challenges you face without the required information, and subsequently how SaaS-based platforms can deliver the required results for your organization. Cloud-computing helps you, as an organization, to use the internet as your ‘go-to place’ for all your IT infrastructure needs using a web browser. It enables information to be accessed across the organization to build some sense of universal connectivity. SaaS, though similar, takes over the management of this cloud; while letting you focus on your development of products and services through a web browser with no physical installation needs.

India Cloud Summit 2017- Quick Rundown

Looking back, CloudSummit 2017 was a great success with over 600 registrations and 250+ plus cloud decision makers attending the conference.The first India CloudSummit edition has rained down new platforms and opportunities for many more downpours of innovation and growth in the digital business world to come. This spark is only the initial ignition that will trigger many more events reaching much larger audiences and on a much greater scale. We need to understand that the cloud forms the basis of digital transformation.It isn’t just a facilitator anymore. It has become a necessity in the fast pacing world of the IT sector and summits are a great place to start adopting this technology.

Simplify the Cost Incurred By your Enterprise with AWS Cost Savings

Migration of the businesses to cloud computing services has exceptionally increased in the last decade. However, it was observed that the cost incurred by the companies after the cloud adaptation was not less than expected. All these 5 processes have to continuously flow in order to attain the cost-efficiency of AWS cloud environment. Cloud Optimization tools should be capable enough to reduce the spend of your enterprise.  It is a great challenge faced by many enterprises to understand and start working on the initial steps of cloud saving measures in the AWS. 

Announcing Botmetric Cost & Governance Beta in Microsoft Azure

Botmetric Cost & Governance for Azure has a powerful dashboard that gives you a holistic overview of your overall spend under a single pane of glass. It has always proven to deliver concise information that needs minimal time to consume. It is the welcome screen which will throw insights and help you to start your day with precise required information about your Azure cloud. We are also providing the Save functionality in Azure for Cost & Governance where all your actionable insights on possible Azure savings converge under one roof. Users who have a major concern for savings in the cloud, have a greater opportunity and ease to save now in Azure with Botmetric. 

5 Point Guide to AWS DR Automation

Disaster Recovery is a procedure to recover technology infrastructure and systems following a disaster. There are 2 types of disasters: Natural – These include natural calamities like floods, tornado, earthquakes and Man-Made – These are disasters caused by human negligence or errors such as infrastructure failure, IT Bugs, cyber-terrorism. In such cases, not only should we have backups but backups should be copied across multiple regions and multiple accounts.

In today’s ever changing cloud environment, zeal to achieve continuous availability, robustness, scalability, and dynamicity spawned the rise of ‘Backup as a Service’ (BaaS).  With AWS DR automation and smart strategies you can secure make your business ‘disaster-free’. Read about the do’s and don’ts of DR Automation strategy.

Top 5 Cloud Migration Challenges- An Analysis by Minjar

When your enterprise is migrating to the public cloud, you might be faced with various challenges at each stage of migration. In the course of its ever-evolving partnership with AWS and recently with Azure, Minjar has analyzed that there are 5 major challenges that any enterprise will face while they are undergoing the migration process: Time/duration, Complexity, Risk, Cost, and Security. Any change invites huge challenge and migrating to cloud is one among those challenges faced by your enterprise during the course of time. Cloud migration needs to be secure, agile and seamless. It should synergize the operations of your enterprise by automating the activities and helping business to reduce the total spend on resources. 

7 Best Practices to Follow for Reducing Spend in Azure

Migration of the businesses to cloud computing services has exceptionally increased in the last decade. The real change happened in the world of IT by this significant movie. But it was observed that the cost incurred by the companies after the cloud 2 adaptation was not less than expected.

Microsoft Azure provides integrated cloud services with agile, responsive, innovative and simple solutions. Most of the companies migrate to public cloud by disregarding the prerequisite that cost cutting depends on efficient management and automation. Hence it is wise that the companies follow proven best practices to reduce spend in Azure and make optimization in a cost effective manner.

Botmetric Brings Unique Click to Fix for AWS Security Group Audit

In today’s day and age, deploying solutions and products on the cloud has become the new norm. However, managing your cloud infrastructure, implementing critical cloud security controls, and preventing vulnerabilities can become quite challenging.

Botmetric’s Security & Compliance simplifies the process of discovering and rectifying the threats as well as shortcomings in your AWS infrastructure by providing a comprehensive set of audits and recommendations, which saves a lot of time and makes eliminating unused Security Groups easy. Also, it’s a culture of continuous security and DevSecOps by automating industry best practices for cloud compliance and security. For an AWS user this simplifies the process of discovering and rectifying the threats. 

To add-on

Minjar is feeling amazed after tieing up with Microsoft Azure. Azure cloud services are now available on Botmetric

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