"The main feature of this solution is the integration with all the Cisco solutions and other vendors."
"The solution is good for cloud cost management."
"The solution is useful for cloud transparency and visibility in reports and dashboards that I have generated, especially the pre-populated dashboards."
"It's stable. For report presentation, it's been fast."
"The thing that CloudHealth does well is billing. It does really well on the billing part."
"The pricing is rather competitive right now."
"There could be an improvement with the integration with the newest solutions from other vendors' technologies."
"I would like to see better integration from CloudHealth to create easier setup and implementation."
"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."
"The Perspectives feature could be better."
"The performance and accuracy of Cloud Health need to be improved."
Cisco UCS Director enables automated delivery of physical and virtual data center resources, empowering data centers to move at the speed of business.
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:
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.
There are several editions of the service:
Benefits of CloudHealth
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.
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.
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."
Cisco UCS Director is ranked 18th in Cloud Management with 1 review while CloudHealth is ranked 11th in Cloud Management with 5 reviews. Cisco UCS Director is rated 9.0, while CloudHealth is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Director writes "Integrates well, stable, and responsive technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CloudHealth writes "Very good technical support with good IaaS capabilities but needs more visibility on SaaS". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with Cisco Intersight, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCloud Director, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and Cisco CloudCenter, whereas CloudHealth is most compared with Cloudability, Azure Cost Management, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), IBM Turbonomic and CloudCheckr CMx High Security.
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