Could it be that all talk involving the cloud is just noise? Despite countless conversations surrounding the innovation of the cloud, there are still many who are unclear of the technology behind it; so much so that throughout the industry, there are cloud users who don’t even know they are using the cloud. For those that do, however, streamlining the costs involved in cloud hosting investments and increasing visibility into key platforms is vital for success.
Consider two heavy hitters in the space, Datapipe (News - Alert) and Newvem, who recently revealed their partnership to optimize cloud spending and increase visibility into Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS), which will ultimately enhance cloud hosting services delivered through AWS. The innovative tools, according to The Whir, will be readily available for current users of Datapipe’s Managed AWS service. This unique cloud hosting solution was released in 2010 and serves as a hosted services front end for AWS resources.
When initially launched, the service was positioned by Datapipe as a response to the growing customer demand for access to elastic computing resources. The company’s customers were also increasingly in need of managed support available in the cloud hosting services offered by Datapipe.
This alliance proves that Santa has come early for their loyal customer base, which is now treated to greater visibility into cloud deployments while the availability and usage of data and overall performance becomes further improved. Given the growing competition in the cloud hosting space, the delivery and cost of services can be a distinct competitive advantage. Such positioning has thus driven the creation of more than a few partnerships in cloud hosting in recent months, including the joining of ScienceLogic and RightScale.
In an effort to better integrate private cloud products into management tools, Rackspace (News - Alert) expanded its partnership with RightScale. This partnership enables Rackspace to extend its portfolio and extend into new markets.
While this partnership between Datapipe and Newvem is considered by some to be a bit of an anomaly – Newvem has a focus on AWS, while Datapipe uses AWS resources to serve as the backend of its cloud hosting solutions – it’s a powerful and necessary one. Nevertheless, Newvem’s offering, close to that of Datapipe, does focus more on improvements in return on investment (ROI) through the efficient use of the resources available with AWS.
Datapipe customers will benefit from the Datapipe Cloud Reports powered by Newvem, as this enhanced offering provides access to a new dashboard for analytics designed specifically to deliver the necessary insight into security, availability, utilization and spend efficiency. Users will also enjoy one-click access to Datapipe’s support, providing assistance to customers with increased insights captured in the provided reports.
This kind of insight is easily viewed as a key distinction in cloud hosting services. Customers need to ensure the access and insight they have lends value to their environment. Without clear understanding and actionable information, data intelligence is really just data.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo