Apptio Cloudability vs. Azure Cost Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apptio Cloudability
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Cloudability is a cloud cost management platform for cloud cost control developed the company of the same name in Portland, acquired and now supported by Apptio (May 2019). The Cloudability also includes additional products, Cloudability Shift to support migration to cloud, and the Cloudability SaaS solution that helps users understand, manage, optimize and govern a SaaS portfolio, enabling teams to make data-driven investment decisions without disrupting business performance.N/A
Azure Cost Management
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Microsoft's Azure Cost Management tracks resource usage and manages costs across all your clouds with a single, unified view, and access rich operational and financial insights to make informed decisions.N/A
Pricing
Apptio CloudabilityAzure Cost Management
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Apptio CloudabilityAzure Cost Management
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Apptio CloudabilityAzure Cost Management
Considered Both Products
Apptio Cloudability
Chose Apptio Cloudability
We have only used native cost management tooling within the cloud provider's platforms.
Azure Cost Management

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Apptio CloudabilityAzure Cost Management
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Turbonomic
Turbonomic
Score 8.5 out of 10
Turbonomic
Turbonomic
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
vRealize Operations
vRealize Operations
Score 8.9 out of 10
vRealize Operations
vRealize Operations
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apptio CloudabilityAzure Cost Management
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(29 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
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Usability
7.3
(29 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Apptio CloudabilityAzure Cost Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Apptio
Apptio Cloudability is well suited for cloud usage and reserved instance amortization reporting. The tool provides user friendly reporting of usage by organization, category, and account. It's also easy to filter data a variety of fields such as date, organization, and cost type. I would like to see more predictive forecasting capabilities within the tool. Overall, Apptio Cloudability is a great way to analyze cloud usage within your organization
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Microsoft
A highly capable Azure Cloud platform and the best Cloud resource and cost management and data analytical capability are excellent. Azure Cost Management provides amazing capacity and performance analytics effectively and quite an easy tool Cloud efficiency optimization and its interface are very easy and friendly for the new users to get familiar with the tool easily.
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Pros
Apptio
  • Financial reporting - canned reports along with easy drag and drop creation/modification tools.
  • Optimization report - show specific areas where resources can be re-allocated to less expensive ones (lower cost CPU/storage/network/etc.)
  • Governance reporting - lists out resources that have incomplete/missing tags on resources. This includes having application ID, environment type (Prod, Dev, Test), project code, etc.
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Microsoft
  • Accurate Cost Estimate
  • Detailed Uses Reports and Graphs
  • Quick Alert Notification
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Cons
Apptio
  • It's slower than AWS Cost Explorer
  • The conditional filters require too many clicks to use
  • I don't trust the resource utilization data on the cost widgets. When I've looked at it, which has been sparingly, the data makes no sense for our environment.
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Microsoft
  • It's not easy to track multiple Clouds' costs and resources to new users.
  • Advanced cost management settings require professional expertise.
  • May be complex to deploy Azure Cost Management via Cloud to new inexperienced users.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apptio
usability is good
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Microsoft
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Usability
Apptio
It took us a while to get started (a few months), mostly because of security- and access-related issues. Once we got the connectivity up and running, it was relatively straightforward. Navigation is fine, once you get used to the menu structure. We found some of the selections and menus a bit inflexible.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Apptio
Compared to some of the other data reporting and visualation tools, Apptio Cloudability stacks up well. It is a very niche product but can be extended to do some cloud management and reporting fairly easily. For example getting emails based on a lack of asset tagging, right sizing suggestions based on resource usage. Some other tools like cloud custodian do offer a more developer friendly tool by allowing people to create policys through code but are not as feature rich as Apptio Cloudability.
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Microsoft
I've only used this one.
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Return on Investment
Apptio
  • We have seen some substantial cost reductions as a direct result of rightsizing/utilzation suggestions. An estimated 18% per month
  • Greater visibility of allocation of spend, highlights areas to concentrate on for potential reductions, or justification
  • Positive engagement with service owners from other departments so they are now able to have insights of their spend, this was not possible before without manual reports being generated form Azure portal
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Microsoft
  • The financial reporting.
  • Financial easy data analytics.
  • The migration of data is effective.
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