Latest CloudCheckr Update Adds New Right-Sizing Capability

After listening to feedback from its users, CloudCheckr has made a slew of updates to its platform in January to improve usability. The firm has also proactively added new features and capabilities to meet the needs of users in today’s rapidly changing cloud market.

The latest update to the platform includes two new functions for AWS related to cost management. A Right-Sizing Workflows control has been added which allows users to stipulate which users can approve and execute right-sizing modification requests. New logging controls have also been added that maintain a record of who has made changes, including notes associated with those changes. This additional control has only been made available to users of the new User Group functionality.

The EC2 List of Instances Export now has a new column which includes data on predicted instance usage, which can be used to guide decisions about cost and capacity management.

New security measures have been included for Azure users, including a new perimeter assessment report which details all public Internet entry points into users’ Azure environments. The improved visibility helps users ensure compliance and the security of their cloud environments.

Azure virtual machine utilization reporting has been enhanced to provide better and more detailed statistics to help users optimize their Azure environments. The Under-Utilized Virtual Machines best practice check has also been improved to provide more detailed information about VMs and the metrics that the platform is reporting against.

An earlier January update (13/01/2017) added an Untagged Resources Report to multi-account views for AWS, and new accounts will automatically be assigned the classic best practice view, rather than the dashboard view.  A new Best Practice Report was also added for Azure.

The January 7, 2017 update added the ability to discover security groups with specific port open for AWS, with new Azure features including Security Group Reports, a Virtual Machine History Report, the ability to group by tag within Advanced Grouping, and support for Azure Government.

Author: Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of