|By PR Newswire||
|December 5, 2012 06:01 PM EST||
FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Cruiser, the leader in cloud cost intelligence, announced today at HP Discover the general release of its Cloud Service Provider Edition 2.0 along with a new promotion aimed at showcasing their new profit boosting features.
Cloud Cruiser supports a wide range of heterogeneous public and private cloud solutions including HP CloudSystem and HP Cloud Service Automation, the industry's most comprehensive, unified cloud management platform for building, brokering and managing enterprise-grade application and infrastructure cloud services. Cloud Cruiser's 2.0 Cloud Service Provider Edition delivers a rich feature set specifically designed to drive profitability for service providers. Some of the features include:
- P&L statements showing the health of your cloud with profitability analysis by customer and service
- Flexible pricing models, such as tiered pricing, try-and-buy promotions, SLA credit adjustments, and scheduled pricing
- COGS (cost of goods sold) analytics to optimize margins
- Secure, customer accessible cost portals for end-user reporting access
- Customer controlled budgets/quotas applied at the organizational level
- Automated invoice distribution
Simac, a major Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider in the Benelux, will be implementing Cloud Cruiser's 2.0 Edition to manage their multi-tenant billing. Simac offers a pay per use solution which enables customers to pay only for the infrastructure and services they need, eliminating capital expenditures and aligning costs more closely with revenue stream.
"With Cloud Cruiser, we can quickly onramp new customers by automating our cloud billing, a next step in delivering our services in a true cloud concept," states Peter van Egmond, Manager of Business Development at Simac. "Additionally, we can optimize our margins by analyzing the revenue received for our services against the cost to deliver those services."
Today, Cloud Cruiser also unveiled a new promotion for cloud service providers called "Three Steps to Profitability." This FREE offering is virtually guaranteed to improve CSP profitability within a single billing cycle.
Both Cloud Cruiser and HP are conducting live demonstrations of Cloud Cruiser's cost management solution this week at the HP Discover 2012 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Please visit Cloud Cruiser in booth #407 and in the HP Cloud Zone.
Contact your local HP representative or www.cloudcruiser.com/hp for pricing and availability.
About Cloud Cruiser
Cloud Cruiser is focused on cloud cost intelligence, providing cost analytics and next-generation chargeback for enterprises and cloud providers. Cloud Cruiser enables companies to identify, analyze and charge for resources that are being used across their IT environment. Offering end-to-end cost transparency across public, private, hybrid and traditional IT environments, Cloud Cruiser's powerful BI analytics, budgets, alerts, consumption forecasting and chargeback capabilities enable companies to realize true cost savings in the cloud.
The Cloud Cruiser logo, product names and logos and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Cloud Cruiser, Inc. All other names are for informational purposes and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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