SOURCE: Newvem


May 16, 2013 09:00 ET

Newvem Launches Advanced Visibility Into Windows Azure Usage and Consumption

Newvem Analytics for Windows Azure Enables Better Visibility and Transparency Over Resources and Usage; Windows Azure Users Can Now Improve Cloud Operations Alignment With Specific Business Goals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Newvem ( today announced the launch of their SaaS based analytics service for Windows Azure users. Newvem Analytics offers straightforward visibility into Windows Azure inventory and workload usage in order to improve effective use of Windows Azure's Infrastructure Services and Platform Services.

Newvem Analytics actively visualize baseline Windows Azure usage, inventory and cost vitals, and trends. Cloud users, including DevOps, IT managers, finance managers, chief information officers, and chief technology officers can expect to easily understand workload consumption patterns, improve their use of Windows Azure with recommendations and crowd-sourced knowledge, enhance stability through transparency into their usage, and ensure their cloud is in line with business goals.

"Windows Azure offers customers the power to deploy applications and infrastructure in the way that best serves their business," says Bill Hilf, general manager, Server and Tools Marketing, at Microsoft. "Newvem's granular view into Windows Azure usage helps users gain important insights that help them save money and optimize their Windows Azure consumption."

Newvem's offering enables Windows Azure users to:

  • Visualize Windows Azure baseline usage, cost and inventory vitals, and trends - easily forecast trends, view baseline across virtual machines, application environments, and storage to ultimately align usage to improve margins and service levels.
  • Align cloud usage with business needs - collect and group Windows Azure resources by specific business activity, and take advantage of dynamic views of Windows Azure usage patterns and optimization recommendations per product, application environment, top customers, and more.
  • Minimize operational exposure and potential waste - identify workload consumption patterns, including recurring peaks, trends and bursts, and consistency of hourly usage to improve overall workload efficiency.
  • Leverage crowd-sourced expert knowledge and best practices - Improve knowledge and Windows Azure operations with expert how-to-guides, forums, and articles.

In particular, Newvem helps users to take advantage of key Windows Azure use cases by providing insights into workloads such as Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, and SQL Server, as well as heterogeneous environments and Linux workloads running between Windows Azure and private servers.

"Newvem has played a critical role in helping us to improve our usage by giving us visibility into specific Windows Azure inventory that we use, as well as how this usage has trended over time," says Naty Namdar of Linkury, a Windows Azure customer. "It's a great time-saver and has helped us to better plan and forecast our usage."

Newvem Analytics provides an additional layer of cost analysis for enterprise Windows Azure users. Covering 24-hour run rates, trend analysis, allocation by resource type, and other parameters, Newvem Analytics visualizes current, month-to-date, and projected costs both from a high level and on a detailed resources basis.

"Our objective is to help Windows Azure users use Windows Azure better," says Zev Laderman CEO & Co-Founder at Newvem. "Newvem gives you the visibility to understand what you're using and easily helps you use Windows Azure services in line with your business's specific goals and needs."

About Newvem Newvem is pioneering cloud usage analytics and operations optimization. Offering a business view into Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) clouds, Newvem actively analyzes cloud usage in order to provide clear visibility into costs, inventory, and resource consumption. Newvem also offers recommendations to improve cloud operations. Newvem was founded in 2010 and received $4M in Series A funding with participation from Greylock, Innovation Endeavors, and Index Ventures. Get started today with a free account:

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