Full Visibility and Easy Management
Other providers, and often even your own internal infrastructure, can't give you this level of detail and visibility into how your money is being spent. Bluelock offers full visibility and access to detailed cost and resource information. Users act on that insight with self-service capabilities to quickly reallocate and adjust resources based on demand.
When you log in to Portfolio's Datacenter View, you see detailed resource graphs for each Virtual Datacenter, application and virtual machine. That means you can see how your Virtual Datacenter is consuming resources, but also dig down into the individual production web app's CPU and deeper into that application's web server network use. These graphs compare allocated resources with consumed resources, so you can quickly click over into VMware vCloud® Director and adjust your resource allocations to get the most out of your environment, based on insightful data and information.
The Datacenter View also allows easy self-service to opt-in to Bluelock's Backup Managed Services.
No End of the Month Surprises
The Cost Analysis View will be your favorite end-of-the-month tool. At the highest level, users can view their actual spend to-date by Virtual Datacenter or resource, on a same cost analysis bar as their projected and committed spends. This allows users to breakdown their current costs, reconcile their invoices and export by vApp or VM to charge back other business units or departments for individual use.
Users can also use this view to identify outliers whose spending isn't inline with the rest of the environment. This visibility makes it easy to identify which applications are growing and emerging, which are shrinking and which should be evaluated for reallocation of resources.
Understand the individual breakdown of costs by application or resource.
Track your recovery points by individual application.
Visibility Breeds Confidence
You can't predict the cause of your next application failure, but with Bluelock's Recovery-as-a-Service, the cause doesn't matter. Recovery-as-a-Service protects against wide-scale outages, local hardware failures, malicious attacks and even the most common root cause: human error.
The RaaS View
gives you complete visibility into your recovery environment, so you can see if any of your workloads are at risk, when you need to increase bandwidth and what your RPO is at any given time.
By clicking to the Recovery-as-a-Service View in Portfolioª, you can view the Recovery Point Objective status and detail graph for each VPG, resources reserved at recovery against the contracted amount by CPU, RAM, number of VMs and storage and be able to track your replication bandwidth over time as well as total data transferred month-to-date.
It's not just about knowing your true costs, it's about knowing that the recovery solution you invest in will work, no matter what.
For more detailed information on how Portfolio can help manage your recovery environment, visit the Bluelock PorfolioTM for Recovery as a Service
What to Expect From Bluelock Portfolio
While other cloud-enabled managed hosting providers are just now releasing their first management tools, Bluelock Portfolio was the first of its kind and Bluelock has continued to iterate and refine its tools based on market and client demand. Expect to be asked for feedback on the tool and expect it to keep evolving as your workloads do.
You can see your allocated budget for the month alongside your projected spend based on current use. We want you to set your levels of use in a way that your projected spend is at, or near, your allocated budget. This means you aren't buying more than you need.
After your first full month, most users can view and export historical trends and invoices to identify changes in usage over past months and years. Use this to identify patterns and predict future spending needs.
Track projected, planned and actual spending each month.
Don't Go At It Alone
If after you've looked at the charts and data inside of Bluelock Portfolio you still aren't sure what the best, if any, changes should be made in your environment, just ask our trained, experienced staff.
We've been managing application environments in the cloud for a long time and we're ready to help guide you to make better decisions.
These decisions can be very tactical to help deliver some short term gains, or focused on future spending if you have new projects coming up and want to better understand cost and resource projections.
We can leverage our experience across hundreds of other applications and customers to determine a corresponding profile for your new application that might help right-size your environment on day one.
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