Cloud Cost Optimization Optimize your costs and save money: Analyze cloud, hybrid, multi-cloud and migration

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Cost savings with tracking your cloud consumption and costs

Cloud services are simple to run, darned flexible, and they’re scalable like heck. Which means the cloud is easy to overuse, slippery to track, and challenging to control. That’s where cloud asset management comes in, showing what cloud services you use and how they’re running.

Optimize your PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, and IT hybrid costs by getting a solid overview, keeping tabs on what’s consumed, and analyzing your cloud licenses and migration.

Get the tools to build an effective cloud management process.

Top 3 benefits of Cloud Cost Optimization

Gather all cloud vendors in a central view

Our solution pulls your cloud data from all the vendor portals, and organizes them into a centralized multi-cloud overview.

Avoid fines and fees for using too much

It’s easy to accidentally over-consume in the cloud, why is why our cloud cost management solution helps you avoid using more than you budgeted for

Balance costs and options in subscriptions

We make sure you’re using the cloud services in your license agreements, and save money.

Cover all the essential cloud services

Including: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Database, IBM PVU, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server


USU Software Asset Management calculates the licenses you need from SaaS tools such as Office 365, WebEx, Salesforce, and Creative Cloud.

PaaS & IaaS

Our solution ensures you’re paying the right cost model for essential public cloud services, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCG.


Sometimes you need a physical installation and on-the-go privileges, so we mix IT hybrid management of on-premises and cloud licenses.

Analyze pain & gain for cloud migration

“The cloud will be cheaper.” That’s what every company hopes as they plan their move. Stay ahead of the financial impact with powerful simulations that analyze what your current server architecture will cost in the cloud environment, and the best way to handle that new licensing.

Rent or buy?

Decide whether to use subscription services or Bring Your Own Licenses (BYOL).

Pay for VM software?

You can rent a virtual cloud machine and choose how to pay for the software it runs.

Go hybrid?

Evaluate if you split the licenses between staying on-premises and moving to cloud.

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Container Discovery & IBM Cloud Paks

Container discovery and hybrid cloud storage delivers agility, mobility, and operational efficiency. IBM has taken a new, more flexible approach to licensing with its Cloud Paks.

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SAM of the Future

The demands on modern IT have become increasingly complex, and not just because of Corona. Software asset management must reliably ensure quality, high availability and agility.

Manage a multi-cloud view

Your cloud services handle their own back end. But each cloud provider has their own portal for billing and reporting. Wouldn’t it be great to manage those statistics and KPIs in one place? You can from the solution dashboard.

Cloud APIs

Pull data directly from monitoring tools like Amazon CloudWatch and Google Stackdriver

Server needs

Evaluate servers, instances, and VMs to suggest the configurations and core distribution.

Right size licenses

Decide how many licenses you need based on metrics like servers, instances, processing, and users.

Show business insights in critical reporting

From the minute you pull data into the solution, you are able to report on it. See your daily information in a centralized dashboard, and share Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and dashboard data with your coworkers and decision makers. Your reports can ensure that IT, Procurement, and C-Suite know the value of managing software.

See daily activity and trends in charts and graphs
View historical data about software trends and usage
Get notified when your contracts will change
Share dashboards and critical reporting views
Answer “over time” questions about software licenses
Analyze and identify the minimum license needs

USU Insights

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