Multi cloud cost management
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Choose the best multi cloud cost management tools for your company. Best-of-breed, multi (public) cloud, business focus, in 2 days up-and-running and a price which is lower than the big all-in-one solutions.
Maximizing the business benefits of cloud
Your challenge is finding the right FinOps tool that helps your organization get the most out of its (multi) cloud costs. Time is of the essence; you’re looking for cost insights now, not in 6 months’ time. You know what public clouds you are using today, but that can change quickly. So you need a flexible tool to keep up with your pace of public cloud adaptation.
Your FinOps tool delivered today
With the easy to setup API based data collection from multiple Public Clouds and user-friendly interface, you can have your C-Facts Cloud Cost Management solution up and running in just two days.
It has never been easier to implement your multi-cloud FinOps tool, get the cost insights and maximize the business benefits of your cloud spend.
Start using the best tool for your FinOps team.
This is the right track to master your multi cloud cost management
Great to see, that you are looking for a multi cloud cost management solution.
Single cloud cost management can be hard already, but multi cloud cost management is a real challenge.
Do you agree?
Well, with the right multi cloud cost management tool, you can reduce your cloud waste and maximize the business outcomes of your cloud usage.
Read on and I will exactly explain what kind of tool you need to manage your multi cloud cost, effectively and efficiently.
Why do you need a third party best-of-breed tool?
You already know the below numbers, I assume?
30% of cloud spend is wasted
In 2024, 80% of companies will overspend 20% to 50%, because they are unaware of their mistakes in their cloud management.
Cloud cost management solutions
The native cloud cost management solutions are not sufficient!
Native cloud cost management solutions are the cost management solutions provided by the public cloud provider.
Every Public cloud provider has such a solution.
These native solutions have basic functionality, are focussed on IT-data, often support only single or +1 cloud, have an IT kind of User Interface and the performance isn’t like a cheetah!
Do me a favor!
Login in to your AWS, Azure, or Google portal and try to use different segments of data and try to interact with the data to test your hypotheses?
I even didn’t ask to do this for multi-cloud data!
Done? Or still busy?
I assume you know what I mean.
Solving your multi-cloud cost management problem
Last but not least.
The public cloud providers don’t have an incentive to solve your multi-cloud cost management problem? Did they have it for single-cloud?
So, you need a third-party multi cloud solution.
The (multi) Cloud Management Platforms are not sufficient as well!
These platforms offer “much” functionality to manage your (multi) cloud environment.
Much means; not specific enough, a big monolithic application, for sure, not a cheetah, a long implementation time, a high price.
So, you need a best-of-breed multi cloud cost management solution.
Best-of-breed means; specialized in multi cloud cost management, in only 2 days up-and-running, business-focussed, fast like a cheetah, an intuitive dashboard that doesn’t need an explanation for an affordable price.
Manage your multi-cloud costs with the C-Facts intuitive dashboard
Click together multiple data-segments in seconds. Compare the data. If you want to zoom in on a data-point you can just click on the graph and you will get a more detailed view.
With this intuitive multi-cloud dashboard you will answer every hypothesis that you have.
Your #1 multi-cloud cost management tool
C-Facts is your best-of-breed multi cloud cost management solution.
At this moment, you can count on the integration with the below cloud providers:
- Amazon AWS
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud
- Oracle Cloud
- Microsoft 365
Other cloud providers will be connected in the near future.
The C-Facts multi cloud solution takes care of the below processes:
- Connect – via our API’s, we automate the retrieval of your (near real time) multi cloud data. That saves you time.
- Aggregate – we aggregate your multi cloud cost data, so you can manage it via one overview.
- Visualize – your data will be visualized from a business perspective via our intuitive dashboard. On this dashboard, you can use multiple data segments in one dashboard.
- Report – You can share your dashboards and reports with your DevOps – and FinOps teams, so they can manage their own cloud cost.
Ensure all your cloud costs are accounted for
With the C-Facts visualization and allocation of costs, you ensure that all costs are allocated to the correct cost centers. More importantly, you also get a clear overview of all unassigned costs.
Charge your customers and departments
The C-Facts software enables you to efficiently and accurately cross-charge your departments for their cloud cost or create pro forma billing for your customers by configuring overhead costs, margins and discounts.
Multi cloud Cost optimization from a single source
Give your customers, departments, and other relevant FinOps stakeholders access to your C-Facts Control Center to manage their multi-cloud cost – creating an always up-to-date single source of truth of information.
Be up and running quickly with the out-of-the-box capabilities of the C-Facts Control Center.
Maximize the business outcomes of your multi cloud spend
Benefits – management of multi-cloud costs with C-Facts
Get insight across your total cloud spend to mitigate business risk.
How to get the most out of your multi cloud costs with C-Facts
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Manage your multi cloud cost today
Easy and quick on-boarding
With C-Facts you get a ready-to-use multi cloud financial management service with easy and short implementation.
Our three-step onboarding process will have you up and running in no time with minimal need for IT involvement.
Sign up to C-Facts
Enter your Cloud credentials
After entering your Multi Public Cloud credentials, C‑Facts collects the data and converts it into a common data model.
Configure the view of your data
Customer case studies
Jacob Poot - Manager Internal ICT
"This was one of the most rapid software implementations and adoptions. C-Facts sells itself."
Scott Chate, VP Partner & Market Development Corent Technology Inc
"C-Facts does an exceptional job of presenting detailed, useful information about cloud resource usage in a way that is clear, intuitive and easily consumable."
Mitesh Chauhan, Founder LaNET LTD
"We have recently started using C-Facts. Their Cloud Control Centre has helped us understand our customer spend better and also helped us spot trends."
Request you free demo now!
Please contact us, to schedule your free demo, so you can see how you can maximize the business value of your multi cloud spend.
Frequently asked questions
Here is the top asked questions about how to create added value services with C-Facts.
What are the best practices for implementing cloud cost management responsibilities?
Cloud cost management isn’t an IT job. It is a shared responsibility where Finance, Engineering, IT and the Leadership teams are collectively responsible for the Cloud costs.
If you have one, then your cloud governance team is the best place for developing and implementing best practices for cloud cost management.
Why should I use the C-Facts Cloud Cost Management service?
You need a Cloud Cost Management solution
You have discovered that the possibilities of the Cloud are endless but also that;
- You receive an endless amount of billing lines,
- Every public Cloud has its proprietary billing,
- Development and IT teams have been able to set up several public cloud accounts,
- Centralizing and aggregating Cloud costs has proven to be difficult,
- All of this has created a blurry landscape of cloud costs.
With Cloud usage becoming a significant cost driver, it’s time for a Cloud Cost Management solution that helps you get the most business benefits out of your cloud costs.
Make or buy?
Yes, it’s a question still asked, but why? You’ve chosen to use the Public Cloud as it offers endless possibilities out of the box.
Why do anything else when it comes to your Cloud Cost Management solution? That’s why C-Facts is SaaS-based and delivers you a flexible out-of-the-box solution.
Third-party or native tools?
Most Public Cloud vendors offer a native cost management tool. These native cost management tools have limited to no support for third party clouds. You might use one Public Cloud today, but do you know what the future holds? When you set up your Cloud Cost Management solution, make sure it is future proof.
With C-Facts, you have found a solution that can connect to any data source, ensuring that your Cloud Cost Management tool can keep up with your changing Public Cloud usage.
Cloud Cost Management isn’t an IT job. It is a shared responsibility at the management level. CTO, CFO and business management all these stakeholders have a responsibility and need a tool that aligns with their goals and abilities.
Throw a hardcore IT tool at a CFO or business manager, and you know it will not work. That is why C-Facts has put much emphasis on the ease of use of the C-Facts Cloud Cost Management service. Luckily it is also the number one feedback from our customers.
You need a solution now
With your Cloud costs becoming significant and ever-increasing, time is of the essence to get your Cloud Cost Management up and running. No time for months of implementation or sending employees to a training course.
With an average implementation time of just two days and a self-explanatory user interface, C-Facts can have your Cloud Cost Management tool up and running in no time.
Is C-Facts an IT tool?
Yes and No. C-Facts enables customers to relate cloud costs and usage to business drivers. With this done, we give you the insights needed to manage your cloud costs and have IT take action to optimize your cloud spend.
Does C-Facts support my need for cost allocation of shared resources?
Yes, with percentage-based cost allocation, you can allocate the cost of shared resources across the applicable cost centers in the C-Facts service. This enables you to create dashboards that resemble accurate cost insight per cost center.
How does C-Facts deliver me actionable insights?
It starts with getting an overview of all your costs and being able to easily zoom into details that provide you with IT-relatable cost insights your IT department can act upon. A good example is the provided overview of unassigned costs that enables you to reduce cloud waste.
Can I give my stakeholders a custom dashboard?
Yes, by sharing a C-View, you can share a dashboard with only applicable data.
By leaving out data they do not need (less is more) and enabling these stakeholders to create dashboards on their own accord, you will discover that those insights across the company are much easier derived.
With these dashboards provided from one source of truth, the C-Facts service, you ensure all stakeholders use the same data, no more local excel files or databases.
Can C-Facts give predictions and advice on usage and costs? (actual and future)
Not yet, but it is in the scope of C-Facts to provide predictions, and our advice on usage and costs will start with reserved instance insights and advice.
How sustainable is the C-Facts tool/service?
Hosted on AWS and using container technology, we make sure we only use the capacity we really need. No waist or overprovisioning.
How about VMware, Kubernetes and other data sources?
Although VMware and Kubernetes provide an API to collect usage data, they don’t provide cost data or full historical data. The other challenge is that the API is often not publicly available but kept behind the enterprise firewall.
To overcome these challenges, C-Facts has developed a solution where a local application is installed to collect the API data; this data is then saved in an AWS S3 storage bucket. C-Facts can collect the data from the S3 storage and build up historical data. This means that at initial installation, no historical data is available.
To turn the collected usage data into cost data, you can set the pricing on the collected usage items*.
*Under development 21/09/2022, expected availability beginning Q4 2022.
How long will C-Facts store/save the data? IE: is historical data available?
When setting up your C-Facts environment, we collect usage and cost data for the past 12 months (Availability data depends on the applicable cloud). If needed, we can collect the data from the start date of your cloud account. The maximum data retention time is seven years.
Who are the C-Facts competitors?
With C-Facts being a Cloud Cost Management tool, we are often put in the same bracket as tools like:
- Nutanix XI Beam
All these companies have successfully delivered customers an operations/technical focused Cloud Cost Management tool focused on a limited number of Public Clouds.
There’s more to cloud cost management than identifying waste and optimizing spend. C-Facts is designed to foster communication and collaboration between MSPs and their customers, operations, development, and finance teams. Although these features are often undervalued in RFPs, enterprises using the C-Facts solution rave about the time savings and positive business outcomes that stem from these capabilities.
What are the major issues when implementing C-Facts?
We found that having the appropriate cloud credentials to connect your cloud account to the C-Facts service when implementing the C-Facts solution is the first hurdle. These credentials are often not known to the people using the C-Facts solution.
That is why we ask for a technically oriented person with the proper cloud credentials to be present at the initial implementation session.
This person also needs to have admin rights on their device.
Can C-Facts alter/change the data uploaded to the C-Facts tool?
No, we do not alter any data. With C-Facts’ goal to present its customers with an accurate overview of cloud cost and usage, altering the data would be contra-productive.
At what minimum level of monthly cloud spend, is using C-Facts a valid solution?
On average, your monthly cloud spend needs to reach € 10,000.- to € 15,000.- a month for your management to notice it and request a solid report. This is when C-Facts becomes a valid solution for Enterprises.
Can I also use C-Facts data to fill my existing (data warehouse) systems?
Yes, you can, C-Facts enables you to download CSV files to fill your current data warehouse. We can create a dedicated solution to connect automatically with your existing systems on request.
What’s the value of C-Facts on top of Azure Cost Management when I only use MS Azure?
If you are an IT manager who only needs to deliver a generic report on your Azure Costs, Azure Cost Management will be more than enough.
But you probably also use Office 365 or Microsoft 365, and the costs of those services are not available in Azure Cost Management.
C-Facts provides you with one dashboard with Azure, Office 365 and M365.
You can use Power BI dashboards to provide (non) technical stakeholders insights on Azure costs. The same goes for Office 365. But it cannot allocate shared resources, meaning that stakeholders are not provided with an accurate dashboard. Instead, they either do not see all costs or too many costs.
When using C-Facts, you can create correct stakeholder specific dashboards with the percentage-based cost allocation and share these with the appropriate stakeholders.
As mentioned, Power BI is used to create and share dashboards. It is a powerful tool but does need expert knowledge and time from the person creating the dashboards—something many stakeholders do not have. So if a stakeholder wants to create a specific dashboard, they probably end up calling the Power BI expert in your company.
Have a look at how easy it is to create dashboards in the C-Facts application. It is much more user friendly, enabling any stakeholder to create dashboards at will without training or help.
Which AWS subscriptions are supported by C-Facts?
C-Facts supports all AWS Master Billing accounts. Via the Master Billing Account, cost and usage data is collected from all linked accounts.
Is C-Facts GDPR proof?
Please read our Data Processing Terms to learn how C-Facts handles GDPR related data:
Is C-Facts ISO27001 certified?
We are in the process of getting ISO27001 certified. With many of the necessary processes in place, we expect to finish our certification end of Q4 2022.
What technology is the C-Facts Application built upon?
To create a future proof solution that gives our customers peace of mind, we have developed the C-Facts Platform based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework. By using the modern Spring Boot Framework for our backend and Typescirpt for our frontend, the C-Facts application is able to easily connect to any data source and visualize the data as requested.
How is User management done in the C-Facts service?
After an admin has been given access to the C-Facts service, he can add Admin and Read-only users to his workspace. When an admin shares a C-View, the recipient of the C-View will become the admin of the new workspace based on the shared C-View. He can then add users to that workspace.
Can I add extra User roles to User Management?
Currently, there are two roles available, admin and read-only. Need more roles? Please provide us with your requirements.
Can I connect C-Facts to my current AD (Active Directory)?
To provide users with a seamless user experience, we support single sign-on that we set up per customer.
How does C-Facts handles quarterly rebates of my MSP/Distri (not coming through the API)?
C-Facts has two means of gathering data:
- API based data collection
- AWS S3 bucket collection
With the AWS S3 bucket collection, we are able to collect any data, including rebates of your MSP/Distributor.
How can I check if C-Facts is 100% aligned with the invoices of my supplier?
The C-Facts Cloud invoice dashboard gives you a comparison of:
- The amount mentioned on the invoice form your supplier and,
- The amount the C-Facts application has gathered via the API.
C-Facts collects daily Usage and Cost data via the API. Public cloud providers apply corrections at the invoice level. C-Facts performs a re-run of data collection after the invoice period has ended to incorporate the invoice corrections. This data collection re-run collects any corrections made by your cloud provider.
What makes C-Facts unique?
You can count on EXCEPTIONAL, best-of-breed cloud cost management by using C-Facts.
C-Facts is UNIQUE in:
- True multi-cloud – Manage your cost from four cloud providers in a single pane of glass.
- Have your (Multi) Cloud dashboard up and running in 2 days – Enjoy a simple, effective and inexpensive implementation process.
- Intuitive dashboard – Easily create the cost views that provide you with the insights you need.
- Business focus – Get accurate business-related cost insights with percentage-based cost allocation.
- Supports a cost-conscious culture – With stakeholder-specific dashboards and insights, C-Facts becomes the single source of truth for cost ownership.
- Fair pricing – At C-Facts, we believe that cloud cost management shouldn’t be expensive.
- Supporting the Cloud Ecosystem – C-Facts support Distributors, Reseller, MSPs and Enterprises in their cloud cost management challenges
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Which Public clouds does C-Facts support?
C-Facts supports any API-enabled data source. We currently have API connectors available for:
- Google Cloud
- Office 365 and Microsoft 365