Cloud networking expert Alkira has launched Cloud Insights, a free tool for improving an organization’s cloud hosting network and security.
Almost a third (32%) of cloud use is wasted, according to Flexera’s 2022 Cloud Forecast Report, which identifies optimizing existing cloud resources as a priority for businesses.
During a pandemic, cloud spending and network complexity are accelerating, putting additional pressure on businesses to optimize their cloud use. IDC expects cloud infrastructure spending to increase by 21.7% in the remainder of 2022, so growth is unlikely to slow this year.
Alkira Cloud Insights helps cloud architects and network administrators regain control of their cloud infrastructure. This tool provides specific recommendations for improving security, optimizing spending, and increasing cloud network performance in the Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure environments. It can help detect duplicate IP addresses, unauthorized Internet connections, unused networks, security resources, misconfigured security group settings, and hidden information technology resources.
Amir Khan, founder and CEO of Alkira, said, “Many organizations have dramatically increased their use of the cloud in the early days of Kovid to support long-distance work and digital transformation.” “Because the shift was so sudden, the primary focus of many organizations was only to get things going; The placement was not optimal. Alkira Cloud Insights allows businesses to do the equivalent of “spring cleaning” of their environment. This tool helps optimize cloud usage, improve security, and eliminate high-cost waste. “
Cloud Insights quickly detects the organization’s AWS and Azure cloud network environments. Companies will receive a complete and automated inventory of their network and security resources. They will also receive data that can be used to improve cloud usage, security, and spending. Opinions and conclusions are delivered to an easy-to-use, centralized dashboard. You can also set up automated reports to keep track of dynamic changes in the cloud network environment.
Brad Cameore, IDC’s vice president of Datacenter and Multicloud Networks, said: “Networks that enable and support hybrid and multi-cloud networks need to be smart enough to work efficiently at growing cloud workloads and endpoints. But it’s all about meaningful auditing and discovery. It starts with identifying and understanding which workloads are running in which clouds, and the network and security status associated with those workloads.
“Only by knowing this in advance can businesses gain a realistic understanding of the value and benefits of their business. With Cloud Insights, Alkira is offering a free tool to help customers create a phase of improvement with information to improve cloud network flexibility, efficiency, performance, flexibility and security, and give them a basic understanding of the cloud environment. “
Existing users can access Cloud Insights directly through the Alkira portal. The company is also making it available to other corporate teams looking for a faster and easier way to audit their cloud real estate through https://www.alkira.com/cloud-insights.