We are excited to announce that ProsperOps achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Management Tools (CMT) Competency status in the Resource & Cost Optimization tools category. This competency designation helps AWS customers identify the best cloud technologies for their specific use case(s). As an AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate partner, we’re committed to helping AWS customers achieve world class Effective Savings Rates with savings instruments, like Reserved Instances (RIs) and Savings Plans.
AWS CMT Competency partners have demonstrated that their solutions support AWS customers’ cloud strategies, while maintaining strict standards around governance, compliance and efficient use of resources. Beyond the competency, we believe this recognition demonstrates how the cloud cost optimization field is transitioning toward automated and outcome-oriented solutions.
Automation delivers superior outcomes with less risk
If you look at other CMT Competency partners in the Resource & Cost Optimization tools category, you’ll see that most of the vendors offer recommendations-based cloud cost reporting solutions. There are a few different challenges to this approach. The DevOps teams using these tools must consume information, interpret data given to them based on historical cloud usage patterns, and make decisions based on recommendations. From there, teams have to stay on top of any changes in their cloud environment and continually fine-tune their optimizations.
To contrast, ProsperOps is one of the few companies in the category that offers an algorithmic, AI-based approach to cloud cost optimization. This is a radically different approach compared to recommendations-based tools. With our software and service, discount management is not only on autopilot, but also generating greater cost savings with lower risk of sub-utilization and over-commitment. The goal is to simplify cloud financial management for both DevOps and FinOps alike – allowing finance and engineers to work in parallel, simultaneously (versus sequentially, as with traditional cloud cost management and optimization tools).
While recommendations and reporting tools are good for some optimization problems—many of our customers run them in parallel with ProsperOps—they are contingent on FinOps or engineering users constantly evaluating and executing recommended actions. Rather than manually optimize their cloud costs, our automated approach allows both FinOps and engineering teams (DevOps) to focus on other high value work.
ProsperOps and AWS: Better together
We love working with AWS, and applaud their commitment to cloud cost optimization. In fact, it’s one of the six core pillars of the AWS Well Architected Framework, which helps customers build secure, high-performing, resilient and efficient cloud infrastructures. Using ProsperOps with AWS’ existing discount instruments for the cloud is far more efficient than doing it yourself, and removes the high margin for human error involved in that approach.
In the coming months, look for even more news from us around AWS cost optimization, as it relates to Optimization and Licencing Agreements (OLA), Migration Acceleration Program (MAP), Well-Architected Partner Program (WAPP) and Marketplace initiatives. In the meantime, if you’re not familiar with ProsperOps, let’s get to know each other better!
Check out ProsperOps on the AWS Marketplace to learn more.