Solution Brief

CloudHealth and Wavefront Integration Simplifies Rightsizing to Realize Higher ROI

The Challenge with Rightsizing

In today’s digital world, you need to make strategic business decisions based on real-time, highly granular, and accurate metrics to stay relevant. This is equally true for your entire service ecosystem from application to infrastructure. You need to understand which resources are being used by your services and teams and how well utilized they are.

Making decisions based on inaccurate metrics can poorly impact your business plans and execution. You may find yourself wasting time, effort, and money on the wrong resources, which can ultimately cripple your business’ growth.

“Before using CloudHealth and Wavefront, many cloud management processes were done manually; they were error prone and time consuming. Collecting data across business units was a big concern. CloudHealth gave us a common denominator to talk to different business units. It saved us millions of dollars.”

— Dieter Matzion
Staff Business Systems Analyst, Intuit

CloudHealth and Wavefront Deliver Enhanced Visibility 

CloudHealth helps customers simplify cloud optimization, governance, and management. To take this one step further, CloudHealth is now integrated with Wavefront, a cloud-native monitoring and analytics platform for cross-cloud applications at scale. Through this integration, you can get actionable recommendations and insights to help you make well-informed decisions, and scale intelligently.

With the CloudHealth and Wavefront integration, you gain:

Rightsizing analysis

In many large cloud environments, it’s common to find severely underutilized infrastructure that drives up costs. Using CloudHealth and Wavefront together can help solve this by using the Wavefront platform to collect granular performance data from the application, CPU, memory, network, and disk usage from instances and virtual machines on AWS, Azure, and GCP. This tag enriched data is then ingested and used by CloudHealth to do a rightsizing analysis, providing specific recommendations around downsizing, or even terminating instances, including the suggested instance type for your service optimal performance. By executing these rightsizing recommendations, such as downsizing an instance that is underutilized, you can save time and money without interruption to the service

Visualization of key assets through a business lens

Together, CloudHealth and Wavefront give you real-time visibility into the performance of your service and enable you to zero-in on the cloud data you care about by department, application, line of business, or any logical business grouping. It also helps you do rightsizing analysis by function, so you can quickly find which departments or teams need to adjust their behavior when provisioning new infrastructure.

Balance cost with performance

Not only can CloudHealth help identify assets that are underutilized and can be downsized for cost savings, but it can also help with tracking and managing spend in the cloud. You can allocate and amortize costs, and forecast spend across departments and teams.

Data and analysis from CloudHealth can be extended further into Wavefront platform and correlated with application and infrastructure performance. Thus, DevOps teams can optimize cloud service performance and set real-time, proactive alerts for configuration changes and cost overruns.