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CloudHealth Technologies

CloudHealth Technologies is a provider of hybrid cloud management software that's designed to help an organization increase its visibility into and across public and private cloud infrastructure. The CloudHealth platform also helps an IT team manage resource utilization and costs across those cloud environments.

The main features of CloudHealth's cloud management platform include:

  • Data collection: The tool collects and consolidates data from an enterprise's cloud deployments, including from public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as well as private cloud platforms.
  • Reporting and analysis: CloudHealth enables an IT team to visualize and analyze collected data through custom reports and dashboards. An organization can use these tools to monitor the performance and usage of cloud resources, such as virtual machine instances, by end user or business department.
  • Cost management: The platform enables enterprises to monitor the costs of cloud computing resources, identify which users or business departments spend the most, and forecast monthly costs.
  • Governance and security: CloudHealth offers IT governance features, such as automation, policy management and authorization, to help a business maintain compliance. The platform also includes a number of security tools, such as role-based access controls, and sends automatic alerts to an administrator when vulnerabilities are detected. CloudHealth also integrates with public cloud providers' security and monitoring tools, such as AWS CloudTrail.

In addition to cloud management, CloudHealth offers features designed to help an organization with a public cloud migration. The platform, for example, enables an organization to calculate its total cost of ownership for a cloud deployment, and identify which workloads to move to the cloud first based on application and resource dependencies.

CloudHealth works with cloud platforms including AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP and VMware. It can also integrate with tools including Ansible, Alert Logic, Chef, Datadog, Docker, PagerDuty, Puppet and New Relic.

CloudHealth was founded by Joe Kinsella, Dan Philips and Dave Eicher in 2012 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. It is used primarily by cloud computing administrators and other IT and business professionals.

Other vendors that offer hybrid cloud management platforms include RightScale, Cloudability, Cloudyn and Scalr.

This was last updated in September 2017

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