CloudVertical started as cloud dashboard, offering users hight level overview of their cloud infrastructure. In last few months however, it became apparent that for most of us – this is not enough. Being able to see all the cloud services data in one place is a nice thing, but what really matters is – what you can do with it, once it is presented to you. This is where dashboard concept fell short. And this is why we are shifting our focus to analytics.
Our current focus is to provide our users with actionable and contextual information that will help them to manage their cloud more efficiently. This led to many changes in our app and mail reports, some of which went live last week, some are in beta, and some are still being designed and developed. We are very excited about this new approach and hope that you’ll like changes in CloudVertical app as much as we do.
So, whats new?
“Cloud Overview” is new main view that users see whenever they log in. It highlights most important cost and usage data of your cloud. At the top we show you cloud cost graph in perspective of last six months so you can see context of your whole cloud spendings and spot trends. Below you’ll find information on current month-to-date cost, predicted end-of-month total cost and how these changed since last month.
In “Usage” section we highlight few usage metrics in form of key values and spark lines, to allow you quickly see how many and what type of resources you’re currently using and what is the usage trend. At the moment set those metrics is predefined by us, but we’re working on the moment on more flexible solution that will allow you choose your own set.
Finally, there is events stream that presents most recent cost and usage related events, alerts and recommendations. To sum up, “Cloud Overview” is the best way to quickly get informed on your clouds current cost and usage key metric and most recent events. From here, one can dig deeper into Cloud Cost Analtics and Cloud Usage Analytics to see more detailed reports on his cloud cost and usage.
Cloud Cost Analytics
This view is accessible to AWS users only at the moment. It allows users to analyze their cloud costs in time (last 1 – 12 months or any given custom time range) and break it down by services and regions. The data is presented on beautiful interactive graph and in tables below.
Cloud Usage Analytics
This one may be familiar to you, as it is based on Interactive Report on usage, that we introduced few weeks ago and described in detail in this release blogpost.
Cloud Cost and Usage Weekly Report
Remember AWS Weekly Cost Report and AWS Weekly Usage Report that we were sending you for the past few months? Now they are merged into one AWS Weekly Cost and Usage Report, to highlight only most important data in more informative way. Plus as many of our users requested, from now on cost data in report is displayed for current month to date of sending report (not last week only, as it used to be) and usage metrics are displayed with sparkling to show their dynamic.
Back to you
We’re working on extending and introducing new features: events, alerts, efficiency analytics, recommendations adding support for more cloud providers and more. But as always, we look for your feedback. Do you like this new direction we’re taking? Do you find it more useful? Is there something you particularly like or maybe something you miss and would love to see implemented?