Cloud Cruiser Simplifies Chargebacks by Tracking Service Use

The “pay for what you use” model may spur cloud adoption

among organizations, but IT departments still have to figure out how to charge

individual departments for what they use.

Cloud Cruiser announced a platform on Mar. 1 that collects

machine usage data about what storage, networking and cloud applications are

being accessed, Dave Zabrowski, CEO and founder of Cloud Cruiser told eWEEK.

The information is correlated with user information obtained from LDAP and

other user management systems, he said.

“There’s serious money moving to the cloud” and companies

need to be sure about how it’s being spent, Zabrowski said.

The Cloud Cruiser software would be available as either a

hosted service or as an on-premise product that IT manages internally,

Zabrowski said. The company will be announcing a free “test drive” as a

software-as-a-service on Mar. 8 and a beta version of the on-premise software

is expected June 1. Cloud Cruiser is targeting Aug. 29 for the official release

of the software. Anyone interested in the trial can channel their organization’s

real usage data through Cloud Cruiser to get a feel for how it works, Zabrowski

said. However, Zabrowski declined to discuss pricing information at this time.

For more, read the eWeek article: Cloud Cruiser Tracks Service Usage to Simplify Chargebacks.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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