As AWS cloud services are complex and difficult to work on, most of the cloud developers face difficulty in maintaining control of their AWS environments and managing spend to realize the full ROI. To help customers address these challenges, AWS launched the AWS CMT Competency Program (i.e., Cloud Management Tools Competency Program). This program allows customers to get solutions from qualified APN partners that enable their cloud strategy by delivering operations and governance best practices.
In this blog, we will be discussing the most reliable and successful Cloud Management Tools players. These AWS APN Partners have proven success in offering operations and government best practices to their customers by enabling various cloud strategies. APN customers get various benefits of a cloud strategy —agility, scale, resiliency, and cost savings—while maintaining governance, compliance, and efficient use of resources.
As security is the main concern of every organization, the APN Partners customers can use the ‘guardrails’ approach to manage AWS environments. The guardrail approach will help customers to monitor any non-compliant activities, while continuously monitoring for opportunities to improve efficiency. Here are some of the players that have been vetted, validated, and verified by the AWS Partner Competency Program to support their customers.
They APN CMT specializes in providing solutions in the following areas:
- Cloud Governance
- Resource & Cost Optimization
1. Cloud Governance
Cloud Governance APN Partner solutions ease the management of AWS resources. They offer guardrails to monitor, report, alert and act on configuration changes and non-compliant resources or actions. These solutions integrate well with AWS management tools and external third-party solutions to achieve governance of a customer’s cloud resources.
A few of the best cloud governance AWS CMT Partners are:
Splunk offers comprehensive services including IT operations, DevOps, Security, and Analytics to various industries.
Splunk organization offers a Splunk software that converts machine data into answers. Over 12,000 organizations including government agencies, service providers, and enterprises, etc. use Splunk solutions and cloud services to deepen their business insights, improve customer service, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent frauds, and to optimize the overall cost of their project. This software allows its customers to identify, track, analyze, and visualize machine-generated big data from websites, applications, servers, networks, IoT, and mobile devices.
Turbot automates cloud security, compliance, and architecture best practices, elevating your enterprise teams.
Turbot delivers Software-Defined Operations (SDOps) for the enterprise cloud with automated guardrails. This ensures that your cloud infrastructure is secure, scalable, compliant, and optimizes your project cost too. This also ensures that your cloud team can focus on value-added activities, while application teams achieve agility by natively accessing AWS tools and services.
Various industries such as education, enterprise, Government – Local/ National, Startup, Non-Profit, and Mid-size business use Turbot to deepen their cloud skills and services.
2. Resource and cost-optimization APN Partners
These APN Partners help their customers to monitor and analyze their AWS accounts. In this way, customers monitor exact workload costs, resource utilization, chargebacks, and more. Once the cost of all resources and instances is visible, APN Partner solutions offer resource and cost optimization recommendations to help customers maximize their AWS investment.
CloudCheckr Inc. is a Unified Cost & Security governance platform that offers cost optimization, security and resource monitoring, and compliance mapping, to help businesses manage and automate the optimization of investment in their public cloud environments. In simpler terms, it provides visibility, insight, and automation for your AWS environment.
The cost and utilization insights offered by CloudCheckr Inc. highlights wasted resources, provide re-sizing recommendations, and ensure budgets are met. It also helps in managing the invoice and chargeback process at scale, by programmatically creating invoices for multiple accounts, departments, or application owners. CloudCheckr helps its customers’ businesses manage and automate security and compliance against 35+ industry regulatory frameworks. It monitors and maintains control of your cloud’s security and compliance posture with proactive monitoring and hundreds of custom alerts and reports. The CloudCheckr solution is accessible in two deployment models:
- AWS AMI
You can avail CloudCheckr software through Service providers, AWS Marketplace, n is available in two deployment models: SaaS and AWS GovCloud and Direct.
Densify is an advanced cloud & container resource management platform to optimize performance and establish prudent cloud spend. It provides cloud cost visibility, reporting, and recommendations on which cloud resources to purchase that best fulfill the demands of your applications.
You can also review your billing data in a full-featured reporting structure, providing you with complete visibility and cost intelligence through detailed reporting & filtering, while enabling chargebacks to lines of business (LOBs).
Densify™ Outlier Analysis helps you detect anomalous spending patterns, providing transaction-level details to quickly identify the root problem to get your spending back under control.
CLOE, the Cloud-Learning Optimization Engine, continuously analyzes your cloud and container workloads to automate resource management, optimize performance and elasticity, while enforcing compliance and business requirements and enabling prudent cloud spend.
To join the AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Program, you can get started by viewing the validation checklist of the AWS CMT program. This validation checklist showcases the criteria necessary to achieve the designation under the AWS Competency Program.
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