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Likelihood to Recommend

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr is fantastic for those that are purely in the Cloud as it provides everything you need under one roof for a comprehensive configuration and usage monitoring tool. It has SysLog capabilities though so you can farm out the alerts into a SIEM or other log management system, so hybrid environments could also benefit from its use.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

If you're using AWS to run your Virtual Workloads, CloudRanger is one of the easiest ways to backup and protect those resources. If you're using cloud-native stacks like Lambda, Containers, or Serverless workloads, CloudRanger may not be a good fit since it solely exists in the EC2 space. Even if you're looking for a tool to schedule servers powering on and off to save on compute cost, CloudRanger does a fantastic job.
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Management

CloudCheckr
9.0
CloudRanger
9.1
Cloud Management Security
CloudCheckr
9.0
CloudRanger
10.0
Automation and Orchestration
CloudCheckr
8.0
CloudRanger
8.4
Cost Management
CloudCheckr
10.0
CloudRanger
9.6
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
CloudCheckr
9.0
CloudRanger
9.0
Governance and Compliance
CloudCheckr
9.0
CloudRanger
8.0
Resource Management
CloudCheckr
10.0
CloudRanger
9.6
Systems Integration
CloudCheckr
8.0
CloudRanger
9.0

Pros

CloudCheckr

  • Detailed Best Practices. It's important to align your cloud to industry best practices for security and cost—it just performs better if it's used the way it's meant to be used. AWS is very flexible, and that's great when you have special requirements, but you've got to at least know when you're using something in a non-standard way so you can think through the implications.
  • Cost Reduction. Some recommendations are almost impossible to make at least for our setup, but many, many others are easy. We only have to log into CloudCheckr every few months and make a few changes for it to more than pay for itself.
  • Right-Sizing. This is related to the other points, but for some reason is separate from their cost module. The metrics it's able to pull only tell half the story, so it's good to verify it's sizing recommendations before making changes. But it does show you what instances to focus on first, and even if you choose a slightly different size to move it to, it does clearly indicate it's current size isn't appropriate. And this works both ways, if the size is too big, you can save some cash by making it smaller, but if it's too small, you want to be sure to scale up before you run into performance problems.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

  • Automate taking EBS Snapshots on any schedule and managing the life cycle of those snapshots so they don't accumulate over time.
  • Automate starting/stopping of EC2 instances on any schedule.
Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CloudCheckr

  • CloudCheckr features have a tendency to break without warning. Functionality in place for months could suddenly stop working.
  • CloudCheckr support often delays work on support tickets for fixing broken application functionality.
  • The CloudCheckr platform and documentation website often crash or experience performance degradation.
  • CloudCheckr cost reporting is often impacted by faulty code or broken report functionality. This can contribute to a low level of confidence in CloudCheckr's ability to deliver accurate cost reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

  • I would love to see something for RDS environments. We only have a few, but there is no support for them.
  • Being able to share backup AMI's with other accounts would be fantastic. We could take backups of QA\Dev and share those images to our Prod account.
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall, CloudCheckr covers all our AWS monitoring needs and great integration through SysLog into our SIEM to capture alerts for investigation. The reports are great and allow for an easy daily review. Small improvements could be made to the interface and better filtering in places would be good. Great product and the price is fair.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fantastic Support team who are responsive and address question and concerns promptly with a thorough explanation and fast resolution.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

CloudRanger 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Their support is top notch. I've only had to open a few tickets that were mostly just a Q and A session. But their support has proactivaly reached out and suggested that we update our CloudFormation template to get the latest software features. I usually get a response within an hour after opening a non-critical ticket.
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CloudCheckr

There are a few products out there that'll do an aspect or two of what CloudCheckr does, but I honestly couldn't find anything nearly as comprehensive as CloudCheckr.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

The alternative to CloudRanger is really developing something in-house. Automating starting/stopping EC2 instances and managing EBS snapshots can easily be accomplished with AWS' extensive API, but if you're not interested in spending the time to do these things on your own, CloudRanger provides a secure, easy to use, and cost-effective solution for these tasks.
Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CloudCheckr

  • CloudCheckr has allowed us to increase resell margins as an MSP.
  • CloudCheckr has made us aware of cost savings opportunities that exceed the price of the platform itself.
  • CloudCheckr has given us additional visibility that has allowed us to manage and understand cloud computing costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

  • Reduced implementation and maintenance time significantly by providing a turnkey solution that's ready to use upon logging in.
Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CloudCheckr

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CloudCheckr Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

CloudRanger

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

CloudRanger Editions & Modules

Edition
Startup$491
Business$1491
Growth$3991
High Volume$7991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
*Pricing is based on your monthly spend across all AWS accounts. Choose the best option for your size. For more information, please visit https://cloudranger.com/pricing/

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CloudCheckr
9.2
CloudRanger
9.6

Usability

CloudCheckr
9.0
CloudRanger

Support Rating

CloudCheckr
10.0
CloudRanger
10.0

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