Managing Your Public Cloud

Managing Your Public Cloud


When you create your connections through the Public Cloud connection wizard, data collectionClosed Data collection is the process of discovering and collecting configuration and workload data from cloud or virtualized environments. Data collection is usually scheduled to run once nightly. Data collection may also be referred to as an audit. is configured and scheduled to run, nightly, followed by analysisClosed Collected data is analyzed using Densify's patented analytics and results are loaded into the reporting database for viewing through various reports, consoles, dashboards, and user interfaces. of the collected data and a refresh of the reporting databaseClosed When the Densify scheduled analyses are completed, specific analysis data is loaded into a reporting database. The reporting database is updated nightly on a predefined schedule and forms the basis of the Densify Console., on which the Densify Console is built.

If you are performing transformation scenarios, additional configuration is required.Contact [email protected] to perform the necessary setup.

Collecting Utilization and Billing Data

The Public Cloud Connections wizard guides you through the steps to create and schedule data collection from your public cloud accounts. See Using the Public Cloud Connections Wizard.

Viewing and Addressing Guest Sizing Recommendations

To view and address guest sizing recommendations, see the following reports:

Using the Guest Filter

You can use the this filter to include or exclude systems that are hosted in the public cloud. See Using the Guest Filter for details.

Other reports do not include guest filtering, but do provide other filtering options.

Using the Recommendation Filter

You can use the this filter to include or exclude systems based on right-sizing recommendations. See Using the Recommendation Filter Menu for details.

Routing and Reserving Demand

Systems in the public cloud are modeled as external hosting venues. Like any hosting venue, you can route and reserve demand to your cloud platforms using the Route and Reserve Demand page. For details, see Routing and Reserving Demand.

Transforming to Cloud

Densify's cloud migration analytics solution enables you to choose the most optimal hosting environment for each application. For more information, see Transforming to Cloud.

Optimizing Your Cloud Costs

You can review and optimize your cloud costs for AWS and Azure, including the impact of AWS reserved instances and Azure reservations. Collection of billing data must be enabled separately. See Using the Public Cloud Connections Wizard.

For AWS, you must create and configure cost and usage reports to be delivered to an S3 bucket and must also configure the S3 bucket to be accessible to Densify. See AWS Data Collection Prerequisites for an IAM Role.

For Azure, you must create a separate billing connection and for reservations you need to provide access to the to the reservation order. See Microsoft Azure Data Collection Prerequisites for a Service Principal.

See Viewing Your Public Cloud Billing Reports for details of all the available cost reporting features.