CloudRanger has announced that version 2.0 of its award-winning cloud management platform has now been released. The new version includes several key updates and new functions that make it easier for businesses to save on their cloud bills and reduce the time they spend managing their cloud environments.
The latest version of the cloud management platform allows users to automate cloud backups – snapshots and AMIs – to ensure that in the event of disaster, no data will be lost. Since storage costs money, the platform allows data retention policies to be set to ensure that old data is deleted when it is no longer required. Backup policies can be applied using custom tags or instance IDs and backups can be automated and scheduled across multiple AWS accounts in different AWS regions.
If backups need to be used, restoring files is a straightforward process regardless of the number of regions or accounts used, whether a single file must be recovered or an entire RDS database needs to be restored.
CloudRanger has also simplified server scheduling and management in the latest release of its platform. The latest version allows users to schedule EC2 instances by tagging an instance and setting a timer, without any need for scripting.
Nonessential instances can be paused when they are not in use, such as overnight, at the weekend, and on public holidays and turned back on when they are required. The platform also allows users to rapidly ramp up computing capacity during times when demand is high and scale down capacity during quiet times.
EC2 scheduling ensures businesses are not paying for instances that they are not using, which over the course of a year can result in significant savings. The ease at which scheduling can be set saves IT infrastructure and DevOps teams time, which can be put to much more productive uses. ClourRanger has also simplified the process of scheduling resources to make scheduling and automation within reach of non-DevOps professionals.