Sunshower now tracks cloud usage on Amazon

FORT COLLINS — Sunshower.io, a Fort Collins startup that helps companies optimize cloud computing, has just launched its Amazon Web Services EC2 cloud management platform. Soon, it will bring similar cloud management tools out of beta in order to service customers using Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform.

Sunshower.io uses proprietary algorithms to provide customers an average cost savings of 66 percent on their cloud computing costs.

“Our ridiculously powerful, super simple platform literally saves users twice what our nearest competitor offers,” Sunshower.io CEO and co-founder Lisa Gumerman said in a written statement. “In as little as four minutes customers can log onto Sunshower.io and discover their cost savings, without ever even running their credit card with us.”

Consumers purchase cloud computing resources on Amazon by paying for instances they predict they will use — and are also charged for the instances they purchase whether used or not. Sunshower.io has found that most companies can realize substantial savings by more exactly matching their cloud resources to their actual workloads, taking into account daily capacity fluctuations over time. In this way, customers can migrate between instances in order to leverage the best possible price, turn off idle resources, and ensure they’re not paying for unused or over-provisioned instances.

“Because these complex usage calculations are impossible for an individual to do on their own, using our proprietary platform more than pays for itself. There’s absolutely zero cost involved to check in and see how much you’re going to save on the cloud through us,”said Gumerman. “If a company is using AWS, Sunshower.io’s a no-brainer.”  

Another key differentiator for Sunshower.io is the infrastructure visibility available through its customer dashboard. This includes the ability to visualize cloud infrastructure using a map that indicates the physical location of all of the customer’s provisioned instances running across the globe.

“Our goal is to save small- and medium-sized businesses money and help them optimize their cloud infrastructure quickly with no hassle,” said Gumerman. “The dashboard’s the cherry on top in terms of offering up useful actionable insights. If you spun up an instance in Seoul and forgot about it, the dashboard will let you know exactly what went wrong and where. It takes the guesswork out of infrastructure management, and prevents nasty billing surprises.”

Sunshower.io’s approach is aimed at companies currently spending between $2,000 and $2 million monthly on cloud computing services.

 

FORT COLLINS — Sunshower.io, a Fort Collins startup that helps companies optimize cloud computing, has just launched its Amazon Web Services EC2 cloud management platform. Soon, it will bring similar cloud management tools out of beta in order to service customers using Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform.

Sunshower.io uses proprietary algorithms to provide customers an average cost savings of 66 percent on their cloud computing costs.

“Our ridiculously powerful, super simple platform literally saves users twice what our nearest competitor offers,” Sunshower.io CEO and co-founder Lisa Gumerman said in a written statement. “In as little as four minutes customers can log onto Sunshower.io and discover their cost savings, without ever even running their credit card with us.”

Consumers purchase cloud computing resources on Amazon by paying for instances they predict they will use — and are also charged for the instances they purchase whether used or not. Sunshower.io has found that most companies can realize substantial savings by more exactly matching their cloud resources to their actual workloads, taking into account daily capacity fluctuations over time. In this way, customers can migrate between instances in order to leverage the best possible price, turn off idle resources, and ensure they’re not paying for unused or over-provisioned instances.

“Because these complex usage calculations are impossible for an individual to do on their own, using our proprietary platform more than pays for itself. There’s absolutely zero cost involved to check in and see how much you’re going to save on the cloud…