Make AWS Cloud Management a Breeze with New Botmetric Cloud Reporting Module

In an effort to help you quickly find your AWS cloud reports from one centralized module without scrolling, and to counter endless searching for what you need, we came up with a completely revamped AWS cloud reporting module in the ‘All-New’ Botmetric.

Over the years, we’ve become more and more aware of the fact that the key to optimizing the cloud infrastructure is to avoid common mistakes and implement the best practices using a right-sized cloud management console  that aggregates all the key data in one place. With the new Cloud Reporting feature, you can get an aggregated view of your AWS cloud health in a single pane, thus making AWS cloud management a breeze.   

Key benefits of Botmetric’s new AWS cloud reporting module include:

  • A centralized reporting module

We brought together all reports in one centralized module for Botmetric’s new suite of applications so that you can find everything you need in one place. You can now quickly filter the reports by application type (Cost & Governance, Security & Compliance or Ops & Automation) providing more clarity into your AWS’ spend, security, governance, and more. In essence, the new Cloud Reporting module will save time and reduce the manual search-overhead for you.

Centralized reporting module in 'all-new' Botmetric

  • Daily, weekly, and monthly split of reports

Under the new reporting module, you can quickly locate all daily, weekly, and monthly reports for Cost & Governance, Security & Compliance or Ops & Automation using the simple left side navigation filtering. You no longer need to scroll through all reports to find what you need.

View Split of Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Reports in Botmetric AWS Cloud Management

 

  • Filter reports by AWS accounts or month for deep drill down of data:

The new Cloud Reporting module now includes a quick filtering support too so that you can find the reports for specific AWS accounts or a month. This will help you navigate to historic reports and switch between different AWS accounts from a single pane.

Filter Reports by AWS Accounts or Month with Botmetric AWS Cloud Management Platform

What can you expect in the near future in Botmetric Cloud Reporting module for AWS cloud?

  • Create your own reports: Many of our customers asked us to give them the ability to create custom reports. We are working on this request. To this end, we’ll be rolling-out a custom reporting designer in Q1 of 2017.
  • Share reports via email: We will be soon launching report sharing support so that you can send specific reports to different stakeholders in your company, in a snap.

You can access the new Cloud Reporting module in the top right-hand corner of the Botmetric Cloud Management Platform, next to Notifications bar. We would love to hear how useful this module has been for you and how we can make it better to suit your needs.

We’ve also rolled-out the new compliance audit policies and improved security assessment in Botmetric to further simplify and help you resolve the most critical audit vulnerabilities. Give a quick shout out to us about the ‘All-New’ Botmetric. If you have not tried it, then sign-up for 14-day test drive  to experience how easy AWS cloud management is with Botmetric.  

Do read the  expert blog post  by Botmetric Customer Success Manager, Richa Nath, to unearth several other new features available in the new release. Stay tuned with us on  Twitter,  Facebook, and   LinkedIn  for other interesting news from us!

4 Ways to Tackle the AWS Cloud Management Complexity With a Right-Sized Admin Console

With AWS cloud computing catching up quickly across industries and verticals, more and more applications are being moved to the cloud. Most cloud infrastructure providers are innovating at a furious rate to provide new features. While the features are constantly being added, the Cloud management Admin Console which is the central portal for technology managers to configure their infrastructure is growing in complexity at a rapid pace.  Below are the four crucial aspects in designing the admin console that will help tame the AWS cloud management complexity using a right-sized cloud management console.

1.AWS, Hyper Growth and Cloud Complexity

The complexity of the Cloud Platform and tools makes it difficult for the early stage companies to migrate to the Cloud. Even companies with already some applications hosted on the Cloud find it difficult to be sure of whether their infrastructure is configured to take the best advantage of the recent innovations in terms of performance, security and cost perspectives. While Cloud management technology specialists and tools have emerged to assist the organizations, the need for innovation and optimization in the Administration Console is key for organizations to have better visibility and control over their Cloud deployment strategy.

2. DevOps – the right User Group for the Cloud Dashboard

The Right Admin Console for the Cloud Management Platform should start from the assumption that the key user group of the tool should not be “Cloud Specialists”. If this is not the case, the team that is managing the application deployed on the cloud should be forced to have cloud specialists amongst them, defeating the key purpose of having a cloud management platform itself

If cloud specialists is not the user group, then who should be the key user group? DevOps.  DevOps are the cloud managers. While they constantly monitor the AWS service health, they also take decisions on adding and removing resources to fine tune the application performance. If the dashboard which allows the DevOps to manage the performance of the Cloud Infrastructure help them consider cost implications of the performance tuning without having to be Cloud technology specialists, it would
be an ideal tool. Such tools that support DevOps would actually transform cost management into an engineering task.

Today, every IT team whether in startups or large enterprises would have a DevOps among their ranks. If the Cloud Management dashboard can help the DevOps manage the Cloud Configuration management also, it would help organizations tame cloud complexity without having to incur the cost of an additional human resource.

3. Network Visualizations

Visualizations are powerful tools that help managers understanding the underlying data. Cloud management platforms should help administrators visualize their underlying network elements and how they are configured and related to each other. Here’s why: The network visualization provides a visual overview of all the features of the cloud infrastructure such as load-balancers, storage buckets, databases that have been leveraged to configure the current network.

4. Action Oriented Dashboard

While the cloud management platform would have to leverage advanced operational analytics and use data from diverse information sources like operating systems, cloud configuration managers, log managers, application managers etc., the dashboard should mask the complexity of the under the hood and present a functional view of Cloud in business terms such as Cost Management, Security, Backup and Disaster Management etc.

Even if the insights are presented in terms of KPIs, a cloud technology specialist might still be needed to interpret the KPIs and translate them into actions. Only if the right cloud admin dashboard can translate the insights into suggestions for actions, DevOps would be able to implement them quickly without having to dig deeper into the implications of each insight.

The Bottom Line

The key to optimizing the cloud Infrastructure is to avoid common mistakes and implement the best practices. A right-sized cloud management console aggregates all the common mistakes which are reported and automatically scans whether the particular configuration has any of these wrong configuration settings and immediately alerts the administrator to implement the remedial action.

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