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Azure Cost Management vs. CloudHealth
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Cost Management vs. CloudHealth and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"Microsoft's technical support is good.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the fact that it's extremely customizable. It makes it very flexible in terms of usage.""We don't actually use the Azure Cost Management features. We have our own capabilities. We put our own technology on top of Azure as Azure doesn't deliver a really good cost optimization, so our customers come to us to enhance what they're potentially doing inside their Azure platform.""Azure Cost Management helps us analyze the data on service usage and decide how to go ahead with the recommendations. You can automate it by writing custom automation scripts.""The interface is good, and it's easy to manage.""The most valuable feature is that our customers can see their consumption in real time. Even though we have a couple of analytics provided by our company, those are not in real time."

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"The thing that CloudHealth does well is billing. It does really well on the billing part.""We are able to create an internal price of the product that we can then sell to clients. We get the cost plan at a good discount and then resell it with a mark up to our enterprise-level clients. This flexibility in pricing is one of the solution's best features.""The solution is good for cloud cost management.""The pricing is rather competitive right now."

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Cons
"The solution could use automatic emailing. That would help improve the product a lot, at least for our purposes.""I haven't detected anything that needs improvement, but any solution could be improved.""Optimization and scalability could be increased.""The built-in reports from Azure Cost Management aren't intelligent. It will estimate where you could potentially save money, but it's not like Turbonomic, which has a smart engine. It is dynamically managing and automating the transition to the right cost model. It's a dynamic cost management module.""The initial setup is a little bit complex.""The policy-based remediation is probably the biggest area where Azure is lacking and that's why we sell a lot of our technology to our customers."

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"The performance and accuracy of Cloud Health need to be improved.""The solution doesn't offer the best functionality, unfortunately. Some features just simply aren't on offer. The solution needs to offer more product milestones.""I think the dashboards could be improved.""CloudHealth needs to start building out Turbonomics-types of features that help the customers who are using CloudHealth really understand everything down to the server level, the virtual machine level."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Based on the transitional cost we charge, it's not expensive, but could be better."
  • "The solution is free. It's part of having an Azure subscription."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Azure Cost Management helps us analyze the data on service usage and decide how to go ahead with the recommendations. You can automate it by writing custom automation scripts.
    Top Answer: 
    The built-in reports from Azure Cost Management aren't intelligent. It will estimate where you could potentially save money, but it's not like Turbonomic, which has a smart engine. It is dynamically… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Azure Cost Management helps us analyze the data on service usage and decide how to go ahead with the recommendations. You can automate it by writing custom automation scripts. We're still evaluating… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The pricing is rather competitive right now.
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    There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fee. The pricing, overall, is pretty reasonable.
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    The performance and accuracy of Cloud Health need to be improved. Right now, the data is not very accurate. We have to always validate it with some other data. Accuracy is something that is very… more »
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft Azure Cost Management, Cloudyn
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    Overview

    Azure Cost Management empowers organizations to monitor cloud spend, drive organizational accountabilities, and optimize cloud efficiency so they can accelerate future cloud investments with confidence.

    CloudHealth provides hybrid cloud management software designed to help organizations increase their visibility across public and private cloud infrastructure. The CloudHealth platform helps IT teams manage resources and costs across cloud environments.

    Key Features of CloudHealth

    The main features of CloudHealth’s platform include:

    • Collecting data: The tool automatically collects and correlates data from your organization's cloud.
    • Reporting and analysis: Your IT team can visualize and analyze collected data via custom reports and a central dashboard so you can monitor performance.
    • Cost management: The platform allows you to monitor the costs of cloud computing resources so you can identify which user category spends the most.
    • Governance and security: CloudHealth provides IT governance, automation, policy management, and authorization. A high level of governance helps keep your business compliant. There are several security tools included, like role-based access controls. The platform integrates with public cloud providers' security and monitoring tools.
    • Integrations: The system integrates well with public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

    Besides cloud management, CloudHealth delivers features to help with public cloud migration. For example, the platform enables you to calculate the total cost of ownership of a cloud deployment. You can identify which workloads you’ll move to the cloud first based on application dependencies.

    Service Tiers

    There are several editions of the service:

    • CloudHealth advanced is geared for organizations that are still growing their cloud investment or haven’t achieved cloud management maturity yet in their journey.
    • CloudHealth enterprise is geared for organizations that are advanced in their cloud transportation. This edition includes advanced capabilities.
    • Cloud Enterprise plus is geared for organizations building a cloud center of excellence and requiring simplified financial management and streamlined operations.

    Benefits of CloudHealth

    • Simplifies financial management

    You can report spending by cost center. This will drive financial accountability, thus lowering your cloud spending. It gives you visibility over who is using your cloud, with what device, and from where. It offers granular visibility into the public or hybrid cloud, monitoring cloud usage by line of business.

    • Streamline operations

    You can create custom policies to automate daily cloud operations. This reduces risk and accelerates decision-making. The granular visibility enables continuous monitoring of cloud usage and analysis of performance, resulting in more accurate capacity planning. It reduces risk and accelerates decision-making, identifying opportunities to increase cloud usage efficiency and reduce spending.

    The CloudHealth platform improves resource utilization with custom rightsizing recommendations for your workloads. You can track performance and compare it with your provisioned capacity, thus optimizing your assets.

    • Enhances security and compliance

    CloudHealth empowers your cloud’s security posture with real-time visibility. You can detect misconfigurations based on security rules and custom policies. The platform enables you to prioritize issues based on quantitative risk scores and gives you visual context to investigate and remediate issues quickly. CloudHealth continuously tracks compliance scores with real-time detection audits. There is automated reporting for frameworks such as SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI. CloudHealth integrates with SIEM systems to provide visibility for security operations teams. The system can ingest data from cloud-native threat feeds, raise immediate alerts, correlate threats, and investigate issues.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Lorna L., Product Manager at a comms service provider, says, "We are able to create an internal price of the product that we can then sell to clients. We get the cost plan at a good discount and then resell it with a mark up to our enterprise-level clients. This flexibility in pricing is one of the solution's best features."

    "The thing that CloudHealth does well is billing,” adds Mike S., DevSecOps Engineer at Cloudstronaut LLC.

    A Director Cloud Program & Platform Strategy at Zones, Inc states that "The solution is good for cloud cost management."



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    Sample Customers
    Quixey, Infomedia, Panaya, Wix.com, Mirabeau, Mi9, GetTaxi, Outsmart Studios, Bownty, BlazeMeter: The Load Testing Cloud, Irdeto, Effective Measure, Totango, Nextdoor, BranchOut, The BioTeam, Evolven, Netotiate, ClickSoftware
    Pinterest, Dow Jones, RhythmOne, Ziff Davis, Acquia, Mentor Graphics, Lookout, Veracode, SwiftKey, Amtrak, Shi, Imgur, SumoLogic, NewsUK, Cloudera, Canvas
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business7%
    Large Enterprise93%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Cost Management vs. CloudHealth
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Cost Management vs. CloudHealth and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    598,116 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Azure Cost Management is ranked 3rd in Cloud Cost Management with 6 reviews while CloudHealth is ranked 2nd in Cloud Cost Management with 4 reviews. Azure Cost Management is rated 7.4, while CloudHealth is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Azure Cost Management writes "It helps us analyze the data on service usage and optimize spending, but it could use more automation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CloudHealth writes "Very good technical support with good IaaS capabilities but needs more visibility on SaaS". Azure Cost Management is most compared with AWS Savings Plans, Turbonomic, Cloudability, Datadog and Amazon CloudWatch, whereas CloudHealth is most compared with Cloudability, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Turbonomic, CloudCheckr CMx High Security and VMware vRealize Automation (vRA). See our Azure Cost Management vs. CloudHealth report.

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