Information Week: Bluelock Lets Customers See Cloud Charges, Control Bills

VMware supplier’s tool is designed to prevent cloud bill shock by telling customers what their bill will be and how to adjust usage to stay within the monthly budget.

It’s not uncommon to hear cloud customers talk about how their cloud costs got away from them. If you don’t need a set of servers you’ve commissioned but left running, the bill mounts up. Bluelock’s Portfolio tool lets cloud users not only see how their bill is developing during the month, but gives them policies through which they can cap it.

Portfolio, says Pat O’Day, CTO of Bluelock, is not just a monitoring tool granting visibility into how you’re running up a bill. Rather, it can be used “proactively, not just reactively, to set limits and manage cloud costs.”