Ultima launches cloud analytics tool

Ultima cut the ribbon for a cloud analytics service aimed directly at SMB customers looking for cost savings and a better understanding of what’s happening in their domains.

The channel player’s Cloud Analyze package includes a free one-month assessment of an SMB’s cloud operations, with recommendations at the end of the process. Ultima will rely on its cloud management platform and IA-Cloud tools to produce the report.

There is a feeling that many SMBs are out of control over their cloud or security spending and that services like Ultima’s can have an impact within weeks. The company is confident that it can help a business achieve decent savings once it has gone through its estate.

Ultima gave an example of work they had done with a services company that used Cloud Analyze and found they could achieve cost savings, without compromising quality, of up to £18,000 per year, a savings of 30% on its annual consumption. The same review also revealed that VPM was down and its website was insecure.

Ultima has added more security to its IA-Cloud management platform and last year added automated security compliance and a vulnerability scanner to help customers quickly check if they are up to date with regulations.

James Hunnybourne, Director of Cloud Solutions at Ultimatesaid the company had identified a growing need in the market and was responding to it.

“We know that it’s nearly impossible for small and medium-sized businesses to keep up to date with all the latest regulatory requirements and potential vulnerabilities in their cloud fleets, as well as focus on cost optimization,” a- he declared.

Hunnybourne said the company was so confident it would generate cost savings for customers that it was prepared to back that claim.

“With over 70 cloud consultants, we offer SMBs a no-obligation chance to access our deep expertise to help them improve their cloud fleet management and optimize their cloud costs, as well as ‘test’ security of their park,” he said. added. “We’re confident that our service will help SMBs save 20% on their public cloud costs, and if they don’t, we’ll give them one year of free IA-Cloud usage.”

“Our analytics service is designed to assess an SMB’s cloud footprint to identify cost savings and deviations from best practices, as well as provide advice on introducing cloud computing tools. optimization and automation. Created for organizations that already consume [Microsoft] Azure Services, this free, consultant-led engagement provides insight into companies’ existing cloud workloads, architecture, security, and documentation.

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