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"The main feature of this solution is the integration with all the Cisco solutions and other vendors."

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"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."

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"There could be an improvement with the integration with the newest solutions from other vendors' technologies."

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"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."

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  • "CloudHealth has a subscription-based model."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The main feature of this solution is the integration with all the Cisco solutions and other vendors.
    Top Answer:There could be an improvement with the integration with the newest solutions from other vendors' technologies.
    Top Answer:The main use for this solution is for orchestration.
    Top Answer:The solution is good for cloud cost management.
    Top Answer:The solution can be quite expensive. We tend to charge the clients and make some money on the margins, however, overall, it's a pricey option.
    Top Answer:CloudHealth needs to start building out Turbonomic-types of features that help the customers who are using CloudHealth really understand everything down to the server level, the virtual machine level… more »
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    Overview

    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:

    • 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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    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government9%
    Wholesaler/Distributor4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    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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