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We performed a comparison between Azure Cost Management and IBM Turbonomic based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Cost Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Azure Cost Management vs. IBM Turbonomic Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"It is easy to log in, and everything is graphical so that you can build on the published resources.""It is a fully scalable product with the potential to enhance our application and increase our servers. All cloud-based solutions are fully scalable.""The most valuable feature is that it helps us to better forecast and reduce costs.""We use the solution as a cost management tool to control the budget. It is easy to mange costs with the product.""The most valuable aspect of Azure Cost Management for me is the cost-saving recommendations based on our usage patterns.""I like the granularity of the tools.""The tool helps with budgeting and reporting. It notifies us whenever we cross the threshold.""The cost analysis and exportability are the most valuable features of the solution."

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"Rightsizing is valuable. Its recommendations are pretty good.""We have VM placement in Automated mode and currently have all other metrics in Recommend mode.""Turbonomic helps us right-size virtual machines to utilize the available infrastructure components available and suggest where resources should exist. We also use the predictive tool to forecast what will happen when we add additional compute-demanding virtual machines or something to the environment. It shows us how that would impact existing resources. All of that frees up time that would otherwise be spent on manual calculation.""The ability to monitor and automate both the right-sizing of VMs as well as to automate the vMotion of VMs across ESXi hosts.""It is a good holistic platform that is easy to use. It works pretty well.""It has automated a lot of things. We have saved 30 to 35 percent in human resource time and cost, which is pretty substantial. We don't have a big workforce here, so we have to use all the automation we can get.""The primary features we have focused on are reporting and optimization.""We like that Turbonomic shows application metrics and estimates the impact of taking a suggested action. It provides us a map of resource utilization as part of its recommendation. We evaluate and compare that to what we think would be appropriate from a human perspective to that what Turbonomic is doing, then take the best action going forward."

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Cons
"Stability is an area in the solution that lacks in certain areas. So, it needs to be improved.""What would make Azure Cost Management better is a more flexible GUI that would allow users to provide more input. Another area for improvement in the solution is its reporting. The report it provides should be easy to understand.""I would like to see some features included for costing and more information about the components of deployment. Sometimes, it's very difficult to match the component with the solution because the descriptions are not very clear.""Be wary of unnecessary costs.""The dashboard could be improved.""The forecasting model can improve Azure Cost Management.""All the offers should be on the console. You shouldn't need to select from different tabs.""It would be beneficial if Azure Cost Management could automatically generate budget rules using AI insights, eliminating the need for manual configuration."

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"Remove the need for special in-house knowledge and development.""There is an opportunity for improvement with some of Turbonomic's permissions internally for role-based access control. We would like the ability to come up with some customized permissions or scope permissions a bit differently than the product provides.""While the product is fairly intuitive and easy to use once you learn it, it can be quite daunting until you have undergone a bit of training.""Turbonomic can modernize the look and feel, making it more user-friendly to access and obtain information.""They could add a few more reports. They could also be a bit more granular. While they have reports, sometimes it is hard to figure out what you are looking for just by looking at the date.""It can be more agnostic in terms of the solutions that it provides. It can include some other cost-saving methods for the public cloud and SaaS applications as well.""Since the introduction of a HTML 5 based interface, our main - but minor - criticism of a less than intuitive operation managers' GUI would be the area of improvement.""Enhanced executive reporting standard with the tool beyond the reports that can be created today. Something that can easily be used with upper management on a monthly or quarterly basis to show the impact to our environment."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's free out of the box."
  • "I think the solution was free initially."
  • "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."
  • "I give the solution's overall cost an eight out of ten."
  • "I rate the price of Azure Cost Management an eight out of ten."
  • "Customers do not need to pay for the product's license, and the product is free of cost."
  • "The tool's pricing is yearly."
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  • "We felt the pricing was very fair for the product. It is in no way prohibitive for larger deployments, unlike other similar product on the market."
  • "Contact the Turbonomic sales team, explain your needs and what you're looking to monitor. They will get a pre-sales SE on the phone and together work up a very accurate quote."
  • "What I can advise is to trial the product, taking advantage of the Turbonomic pre-sales implemention support and kickstart training."
  • "Licensing is per socket, so load up on the cores rather than a lot of lower core CPUs."
  • "You should understand the cost of your physical servers and how much time and money you are spending year over year on expanding your virtual farm."
  • "Price is a big one. VMTurbo was very competitively priced."
  • "If you're a super-small business, it may be a little bit pricey for you... But in large, enterprise companies where money is, maybe, less of an issue, Turbonomic is not that expensive. I can't imagine why any big company would not buy it, for what it does."
  • "It was an annual buy-in. You basically purchase it based on your host type stuff. The buy-in was about 20K, and the annual maintenance is about $3,000 a year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Gives visibility into the cost of cloud-based solutions.
    Top Answer:The product comes free. There is no cost associated with the product.
    Top Answer:I have not seen Turbonomic's new pricing since IBM purchased it. When we were looking at it in my previous company before IBM's purchase, it was compatible with other tools.
    Top Answer:I would like Turbonomic to add more services, especially in the cloud area. I have already told them this. They can add Azure NetApp Files. They can add Azure Blob storage. They have already added… more »
    Top Answer:I mostly provide it to my clients. There are multiple reasons why they would use it depending on the client's needs and their solution.
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft Azure Cost Management, Cloudyn
    Turbonomic, VMTurbo Operations Manager
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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.

    IBM Turbonomic is a performance and cost optimization platform for public, private, and hybrid clouds used by customers to assure application performance while eliminating inefficiencies by dynamically resourcing applications through automated actions. Common use cases include cloud cost optimization, cloud migration planning, data center modernization, FinOps acceleration, Kubernetes optimization, sustainable IT, and application resource management. Turbonomic customers report an average 33% reduction in cloud and infrastructure waste without impacting application performance, and return-on-investment of 471% over three years. Ready to take a closer look? Explore the interactive demo or start your free 30-day trial today!

    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
    IBM, J.B. Hunt, BBC, The Capita Group, SulAmérica, Rabobank, PROS, ThinkON, O.C. Tanner Co.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Pharma/Biotech Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Cost Management vs. IBM Turbonomic
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Cost Management vs. IBM Turbonomic and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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    Azure Cost Management is ranked 2nd in Cloud Cost Management with 41 reviews while IBM Turbonomic is ranked 1st in Cloud Cost Management with 204 reviews. Azure Cost Management is rated 8.0, while IBM Turbonomic is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Azure Cost Management writes "A good, but limited cost information solution with strong analytics but requiring more flexibility in its reporting functionality". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Turbonomic writes "The solution reduced our operational expenditures and is able to identify points before we even noticed them ". Azure Cost Management is most compared with VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth, AWS Savings Plans, Cloudability, Zabbix and Datadog, whereas IBM Turbonomic is most compared with VMware Aria Operations, Cisco Intersight, VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth, VMware vSphere and Cloudability. See our Azure Cost Management vs. IBM Turbonomic report.

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