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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.
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Our firm spends the majority of its cloud budget on EC2 instances, Fargate deployments, and Lambda executions. Automated modifications to discount portfolios based on changes in workloads allow ProsperOops to handle our shifting workloads with ease. In order to meet our net cloud budget requirements, it always follows a high-quality SP (Savings Plan) Portfolio management strategy.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review The arbitrage strategy is effective. It's hard to believe how good the service is. It is a plug-and-forget approach for ProsperOps. It costs ProsperOps a percentage of the savings they make. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review The inclusion of RDS and Elasticache in cost management is something I'd be all for. When it comes to EC2 capacity reservations, ProsperOps only includes reserved instances in the region where we are located. Read full review Usability
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.
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Fantastic Support team who are responsive and address question and concerns promptly with a thorough explanation and fast resolution.
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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.
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To see the aggregated costs on AWS billings, we may purchase the service through AWS Marketplace instead of viewing it in ProsperOps' dashboard. Now that we're using it for AWS, we're talking with our clients about adding it to Microsoft Azure, too, so that we can make use of the tool's cloud cost control and visibility capabilities.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Our Effective Savings Rate has risen since we started using ProsperOps. Our AWS bill savings will cover the cost of the service. As much as 95.4% of our compute on-demand costs are covered by ProsperOps, and all of the savings are put to good use. Read full review ScreenShots