Cloud Billing

Ipswitch Now Offers Cloud Performance, Usage and Billing Monitoring in WhatsUp Gold

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Ipswitch today announced WhatsUp Gold 2018 with major enhancements, including performance monitoring of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud deployments, Meraki cloud managed wireless systems, Dell Compellent storage devices and Outlook 365. Ipswitch's customers now have an at-a-glance dashboard and an interactive map for visibility into the status and performance of networks, servers, storage devices and applications across on-premises and cloud with a single network interface.

"IT professionals wear multiple hats and can't afford to invest large amounts of time trying to extract the information they need from disparate management tools," said Austin O'Malley, Chief Product Officer at Ipswitch. "The latest version of WhatsUp Gold meets the growing needs of our customers with even smarter discovery, a new overview dashboard to view key metrics and overall health quickly, and greatly expanded out-of-the-box support to monitor all facets of their on-premises and cloud IT environments."

WhatsUp Gold 2018 delivers automatic discovery of your networked environment and displays your entire physical, virtual and cloud environment in a unique interactive map to enable truly proactive end-to-end performance monitoring and troubleshooting. Unlike competitor products, there is no need to learn different tools to gain insights into the various components of your environment.


Bright Computing Announces Bright OpenStack Integration with Talligent Openbook Billing Software for OpenStack Clouds

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Bright Computing
, the leading independent provider of management software for high performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds, announces that its Bright OpenStack solution is now fully integrated with Talligent's advanced proprietary Openbook billing software for OpenStack clouds.

Openbook supports key cost and capacity reporting requirements for an efficient OpenStack cloud deployment. Its integration with Bright OpenStack will be a huge benefit for users who operate OpenStack clouds, especially when multiple clients, departments, or teams are sharing resources and a chargeback or usage reporting mechanism is required.

Cloud Billing Management Tools Go Mainstream

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How can cloud services brokerages, channel partners and customers get a better handle on cloud costs? For those who are going Google, perhaps Google's new Billing API can help. And for channel partners that leverage third-party clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace, HP Cloud or IBM SoftLayer, perhaps CloudAbility's billing management tools can help. Here's the update.

Let's start with Google's cloud API effort. According to a recent Google blog entry:

"Tools for monitoring, analyzing and optimizing cost have become an important part of managing cloud services. But these tools are difficult to build if the usage data is only in the Google Cloud Console. We are happy to announce a solution to this problem. The Billing Export feature addresses this need, and it is available in Preview."...