We love technology innovations. Technology innovations provide new market opportunities by exposing new pains that require new salves. Thank you Microsoft Azure!
We are big fans of Azure here at Quest, and we are fortunate, as a two-time ISV Partner of the Year, to be in a position where we work very closely with the Microsoft product teams. When we got an early look at Azure, and then started to port some of our existing products to the platform, and then started to build new products we suddenly found that we had a lot of pain internally around understanding our Microsoft Azure utilization and billing.
1.) Calculating how much my next bill is going to be is like sticking my finger in the breeze. How much do I budget?
2.) All our developers are spinning up new Azure accounts! How can I get a single view across multiple accounts?
3.) Just getting my bills out of the Microsoft portal is burning up a lot of time. There has to be an easier way!
4.) What am I actually utilizing? Am I using everything I am paying for?
What do we do at Quest? Why we build software of course! So, although it’s a bit of a departure for us, we decided to build a product to help solve our internal pains. We are calling it Project Cloudscope, and we’re making it available for public download as well. If you are using Azure this is likely to become a must-have tool for you so we invite you to check it out and provide us with your feedback. We’ll be continually updating the utility so if it’s missing features you need let us know.