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Cloud Cruiser Public Cloud Now Available via Microsoft Azure Marketplace

PRESS RELEASE-San Jose, Calif., March 23, 2016 – Following increased demand from Microsoft Azure customers, Cloud Cruiser, a provider of cloud analytics solutions, today announced the availability of Cloud Cruiser for Azure Public Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Cloud Cruiser is also offering six months free usage of this product for a limited timeframe. As Azure usage increases, it is important for a customer to analyze consumption and spending in order to optimize services for greater business agility.

“Cloud Cruiser has collaborated with Microsoft since 2012, delivering cloud analytics solutions to enterprises and service providers utilizing Microsoft Azure Public Cloud, Windows Pack and System Center,” said Paul Tilston, vice president of sales and alliances, Cloud Cruiser. “This Azure Marketplace offering for all Azure EA accounts helps track consumption with confidence and gives fast insights into usage and costs, better enabling customers to deliver the right services at the right time.  We believe this is a must-have capability as you move more workloads to Azure,” added Tilston.

Cloud Cruiser 16, the company’s latest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application is more robust and is suited for multi-clouds in addition to advanced analytics capabilities such as a rules-based recommendation engine for immediate action and avoid over-provisioning. Cloud Cruiser 16 has rich out of the box reporting, providing businesses with the details required to make smarter decisions. Dashboards can be personalized based on what the organization needs to track and measure in addition to budgeting and forecasting. Additionally, a built in data transformation engine called Smart-Tags™ turns cloud data into business meaning for richer reports which can be distributed to a wide range of users.{ad}

“Microsoft Azure growth rates continue to rise as our customers take advantage of the growing list of Azure services,” stated Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of product marketing, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp.  “Our ecosystem continues to add solutions to the Marketplace which is also gaining wide adoption.  With Cloud Cruiser’s application, customers can now understand what is being consumed at any point in time and these insights help customers drive real business decisions.  No matter what stage you are at in your cloud journey, it is very important to measure and track usage and spend.”

Azure users can start out with the Cloud Cruiser Marketplace offering and very quickly and easily migrate to the more robust Cloud Cruiser 16, which offers deeper insights and analytics.  Built for rapid time-to-value, once you start collecting, you see reports and insights immediately light up helping you make smarter decisions on your cloud investments. For more information, visit www.cloudcruiser.com follow us on Twitter at @CloudCruiserInc, or visit LinkedIn.

About Cloud Cruiser
Cloud Cruiser’s application is a smart-meter for hybrid cloud that gives detailed insights into usage and spend, enabling the business to deliver the right services at the right time. By mapping metered usage and cost data with organizational information, customers get instant analytics to optimize cloud investments for business value. 


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