Gartner Research

Comparing Tools to Track Spend and Control Costs in the Public Cloud

Published: 21 July 2017

ID: G00323083

Analyst(s): Marco Meinardi


Technical professionals managing costs with public cloud providers such as AWS and Azure require tools to budget, track, reduce and optimize spend on an ongoing basis. This assessment describes key features, strengths and weaknesses of the most common cloud service expense management (CSEM) tools.

Table Of Contents


  • The CSEM Workflow


  • The Analytics Challenge
  • Cloudability
  • CloudCheckr
  • Cloud Cruiser 16 (now HPE)
  • CloudHealth
  • Cloudyn


  • Assess Support for Your Providers of Choice
  • Assess Multicloud Capabilities
  • Assess Functionality Beyond CSEM
  • Assess Functionality for Internal Service Providers
  • Drive Accountability by Requiring Strong Role-Based Functionality
  • Develop an Integration Strategy With Other Management Tools
  • Develop Your Public Cloud Management Strategy

The Details

  • The Scoring Methodology
  • The Assessment Methodology
  • The Assessment Criteria
    • Provider and Platform Support
    • Core CSEM Functionality
    • General Criteria

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