CloudVertical assets acquired by Cloudability What does it mean?
When Copper acquired Cloudvertical in 2013, we believed strongly in cloud economics as a core part of the stack we were building. Ultimately, Copper went deeper on DNS, testing and notifications than on providing cost and usage data.
We’ve always had great respect for Cloudability - and we’ve known the team there for quite some time. I think it’s fair to say they are the undisputed leader in the space - and certainly the first mover, with a rich product.
Focus is important to us, it’s hard to do a great job on multiple fronts. Rather than compete in an area where we already see a clear winner, we’ve partnered with Cloudability, who are acquiring the assets of Cloudvertical.
We’ll continue to run the Cloudvertical platform until April 10th and we won’t be investing further development resources into it. You’ll hear from Cloudability directly on how to signup and who to talk to about using the Cloudability platform. Or go straight to info page Cloudability put up to help with migration.
|Monthly spend tracked||Plan|
|Up to $10,000||$49|
|Up to $25,000||$99|
|Up to $50,000||$199|
|Up to $200,000||$499|
Pricing is based on GB/ram hours used during the month and roughly ties to the plan pricing for spend based public cloud accounts.
There are a numbers of methods you can choose CloudVertical to use to collect data. If you provide AWS IAM credentials, CloudVertical polls the AWS API and CloudWatch data every 30 minutes to monitor capacity and usage and then applies your AWS price book (as well as historical prices as these, especially for spot instances, change regularly) to provide cost and usage analytics.
Additionally or alternatively you can connect the AWS Programmatic Bill, in which case CloudVertical polls the S3 bucket this report is stored in.
Finally you may elect to use the CloudVertical Open Source Collector (link) to run on an Instance (or data centre server if not on the Public Cloud) which polls the AWS data and encrypts it before it is send to CloudVertical.
You may sign up online and connect AWS or Heroku. If you wish to submit data from virtualization tools such as VMware Vsphere, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft HyperV or Private Cloud platforms like vCloud Director, OpenStack or CloudStack - you may use the Open Source Collector or contact us for a custom deployment.
Yes. CloudVertical takes read-only data and cannot impact operations. Data is encrypted and inaccessible by anyone other than the account holder. Furthermore, CloudVertical has an open source collector (link) that you can use to collect and send encrypted data if you would like a further layer of security.
Until you cancel your account or request data to be deleted. CloudVertical stores all the capacity and usage data, as well as your price table (if different than the officially published prices of your Cloud Provider) so that you run historical analysis and reports.
No problem we will not charge you excess fees. If you are consistently using more than your selected plan type we will contact you and work on an upgrade path that makes sense for your company.
No. CloudVertical does not run any agents, there is no software to install at any point.