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    CloudSphere is an intelligent cloud management platform that enables organizations to plan, optimize, secure, and scale their cloud adoption. The platform has three solutions to help organizations manage dynamic, multi-cloud environments, including cloud migration planning, cloud cost management, and cloud security posture management. By using application intelligence (AI), the platform is able to discover and collect all of the data points that collectively define an application across on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments. Because the solution is very scalable, it can accommodate companies of all sizes.

    The CloudSphere solution is ideal for:

    • SMBs
    • Enterprises
    • Government
    • ISVs
    • Managed service providers

    CloudSphere Product Highlights

    • CloudSphere has a unique data science approach to hybrid and multi-cloud cyber asset management that offers the only solution to automate the discovery and creation of a top-down, application-level graphical view of your organization’s cyber assets.
    • With its continuous application graphing, CloudSphere can save countless hours and provides the visibility to optimize your IT environment without triggering unforeseen business risks or disrupting other applications.
    • The platform’s visualization capabilities accelerate cloud migration, transformation, and modernization initiatives with real-time insights and optimization recommendations.
    • CloudSphere’s security posture monitoring minimizes cyber security exposure and reduces risk from misconfigurations.
    • Automating compliance monitoring for corporate policies and key industry standards makes reporting extremely easy. The solution’s context-aware policy engine builds on the platform’s continuous visibility capabilities to display real-time compliance status and reports.

    CloudSphere Features

    CloudSphere has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Access controls/permissions
    • Billing
    • Provisioning
    • Capacity analytics
    • Cost management
    • Demand monitoring
    • Multi-cloud management
    • Performance analysis
    • Service level agreement (SLA) management
    • Workflow approval

    CloudSphere Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing CloudSphere. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Reduce migration risk: With CloudSphere, you can migrate complex applications with agentless discovery of application interdependencies while optimizing for both cost and performance.
    • Manage your budget more efficiently: CloudSphere generates reports and provides alerts for cloud spend by group, department, project, or individual so you can keep your organization’s budgets on track.
    • Access controls: With CloudSphere’s visual maps, identity and access data is displayed to show who has access to key cloud resources.
    • Minimize attacks: The solution helps your organization establish better security and minimize cloud attack surface and your exposure window by using customizable risk scoring, remediation recommendations, and integration with 3rd-party reporting tools.
    • Ensure compliance: CloudSphere allows you to control cloud security risks and ensure compliance in complex hybrid and multi-cloud deployments with real-time visibility, continuous configuration monitoring, and user controlled auto remediation capabilities.
    • Comprehensive end-to-end view of your applications: CloudSphere gives you a comprehensive end-to-end view of your applications, regardless of your apps’ complexity, in order to provide optimization and accuracy throughout the migration process.
    • Policy-driven controls for cloud spending: The CloudSphere platform provides policy-driven controls for cloud spending along with visibility so you can properly budget for cloud usage and tie cloud infrastructure spending to business outcomes. The solution enables you to set and track budgets, configure alerts, allows users to take corrective action from trend reports, and helps you optimize cloud spending with continuous resource monitoring and rightsizing suggestions.

    Densify is a hybrid cloud and container resource management platform that makes workloads self-aware of their precise resource requirements and automates the resource management and selection process. This solution helps you control your cloud spend and also helps your apps perform and scale better. Densify enables you to match your cloud requirements with the optimal cloud supply. Additionally, Densify is the only technology that leverages patented, predictive machine learning-powered analytics to perform advanced modeling of workload patterns, and provide precise optimization directives. It is ideal for cloud engineers, container platform owners, and IT finance.

    Densify works by:

    • Establishing application demand patterns that are based on business cycles, seasonality, peaks, valleys, and other variables.

    • Building normalized models of cloud supply and ingesting the entire cloud catalog and latest technologies.

    • Considering numerous factors, such as performance benchmarks, cost, technical rules, tags, and policies. The solution uses business and functional tags, operational realities, and granular policy control.

    Densify Features

    Densify has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Integration with management and provisioning systems
    • Machine learning-based analytics
    • Automated resource optimization
    • App owner collaboration
    • Tailored efficiency reports
    • Observability
    • Controllability
    • Capacity optimization
    • Policy driven, automated governance
    • VM placement
    • Predictive analytics

    Densify Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Densify. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Automated resource management: Densify provides your organization with automated resource management at scale, with elasticity at an affordable low cost.
    • Full stack visibility: The Densify solution offers full stack visibility with improved efficiency by determining container size and node resources.
    • Financial visibility: In addition to full stack visibility, one of Densify’s other advantages is that it offers full financial visibility and cost intelligence for both reporting as well as chargebacks.
    • Resizing and rebalancing: Densify analyzes your private cloud infrastructure, providing resizing and rebalancing recommendations.
    • Helps you choose the right host environment: Densify automatically routes workloads to the best hosting environment based on detailed workload requirements. For workloads not requiring immediate placement, it reserves capacity to ensure it is available when required.
    • A true SaaS implementation: Because Densify is a true SaaS implementation, there is no software to maintain or to learn.
    • Better for IT finance: The solution is good for IT finance because it collects and analyzes your detailed billing data, giving you visibility into your spending, what services you’re buying, and how to better manage your costs. In addition, it can also generate reports that cover your spending and your utilization of reservations and reserved instances and savings plans.
    • Reduce risk and costs: Machine learning-based analytics help your organization optimize consumption to eliminate waste and overprovisioning while ensuring performance.
    • Cost-efficient: The Densify solution is cost-efficient, helping you drastically reduce per-processor software license costs by placing workloads intelligently.
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    Sample Customers
    Affymetrix, Bell Helicopter, Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, Porterville Unified School District, Interact for Health, VirtueCom, Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Porch, RMH Group, Meyers Nave, Intraworks, Information Technology, ETTE, Clackamas Community College
    AIG, Bank of America, Cigna, Citi
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise80%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    CloudSphere is ranked 9th in Cloud Migration with 3 reviews while Densify is ranked 13th in Cloud Migration. CloudSphere is rated 7.6, while Densify is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of CloudSphere writes "Great discovery, good support, and generally reliable". On the other hand, CloudSphere is most compared with NTT Cloud Management Platform, Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Dell PowerFlex and VxRail, whereas Densify is most compared with IBM Turbonomic, VMware Aria Operations, Granulate, CloudHealth and Cloudability.

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