Snow for Cloud

Analytics & automation to optimize IaaS & SaaS investments across the organization

The Cloud Challenge

IT and business leaders encounter difficulty in managing their software spend, due to a lack of visibility into what is being used in the cloud. This is made especially difficult when the Disruption Gap between IT and the business units is increasingly driven by unknown and unmanaged purchase of SaaS subscriptions by business units and individual employees.

SNOW FOR CLOUD – ALIGNING IT AND BUSINESS LEADERS

Snow for Cloud empowers IT and business leaders to confidently drive Business Transformation, safe in the knowledge that IaaS and SaaS investments are being captured and proactively managed to deliver maximum value at minimum cost and risk to business units and the wider organization.

CLOUD VISIBILITY

Snow’s cloud discovery, inventory and consumption tracking abilities provide detailed analytical insight into the IaaS resources and SaaS applications being spun up and consumed, no matter who is using or paying for them. It combines this information with full visibility of on-premises technologies to provide a single view of the complete Hybrid IT infrastructure that your organization relies on every day.

CLOUD GOVERNANCE

Armed with this holistic view of the organization’s technology investments, IT and financial leaders can achieve a level of influence previously beyond their reach. Management dashboards from Snow facilitate accurate budgeting, forecasting and cost allocation - protecting the enterprise against overspend and compliance risks while embracing the opportunities offered by Business Transformation initiatives such as Cloud-first strategies, DevOps and Business Unit IT.

Useful Resources

Snow Software Named A Leader In Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools 2018
The Indispensable CIO : A Guide to Putting Yourself at the Center of Digital Transformation Projects
The Cloud Visibility Challenge: Can IT Leaders Keep On Top of IT Spend?
Snow for Cloud Datasheet: Analytics and automation to optimize cloud investments across the enterprise

Benefits

Discover
Align IT and business goals with automated discovery of 1000+ SaaS applications, regardless of which department purchased the subscription
Protect against audit risk with virtual machine discovery across public cloud environments
Create a foundation for visibility and control with granular usage detail of SaaS applications and IaaS environments
Create accurate license positions with automated data collection
Manage
Create consolidated view of all application, environment, and device usage with advanced analytics across on-premise, public and private clouds and mobile
Reduce administration cost and effort with automated entitlement import for the most critical SaaS vendors such as Office 365, SalesForce, Dropbox, Zendesk, Cisco WebEx, Box and Google G Suite
Provide insight into cost drivers with drill down capability to departments and users
Highlight risks associated with software usage in public cloud environments with detailed inventory reporting
Optimize
Identify and reassign duplicate and unused SaaS subscriptions
Assign the most cost-efficient SaaS subscription for each user
Identify and deprovision zombie VMs running in public clouds
Proactively manage and negotiate SaaS renewal agreements
Govern
Automatically identify overentitled SaaS subscriptions with detailed, component-level usage information
Reduce administration costs with self-service access requests for SaaS subscription and IaaS environment
Build effective governance and cost containment with role-and-responsibility based access for IaaS environment creation
Avoid wasted spend with time-bound provisioning of expensive subscriptions (Ex: Project 365, Visio 365 and PowerBI Pro) and IaaS environments

Testimonials and Case Studies

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