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Cloud Recommender is a cloud optimization tool from Extreme Scale Solutions that helps save money on your cloud expenditures through analysis and automation.

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    About

    Cloud Recommender is a cloud optimization tool from Extreme Scale Solutions that helps save money on your cloud expenditures through analysis and automation. Currently, Cloud Recommender only supports AWS. AWS In order to query your AWS environment, Cloud Recommender will ask you to create a CloudFormation stack that grants access to a role that Cloud Recommender will use. The stack will also create an S3 bucket to store various AWS reports that Cloud Recommender will consume.

    Signing Up

    In order to use Cloud Recommender, you’ll need to create a new account. Go to the signup page, provide your name and e-mail address, create create a password, and click on “Sign up”. Click the link that appears to enter the main application. Sign in with the e-mail address and password that you just provided, and add your first cloud.

    Adding a Cloud

    In order to utilize Cloud Recommender, you must have at least one cloud added to your account. You may add a cloud through the Clouds screen by clicking on the “Add Cloud” button. Cloud Recommender currently supports AWS clouds. AWS In order to query your AWS account for data, Cloud Recommender needs an IAM role with read permissions to various AWS services. We provide an Amazon CloudFormation template that you can use to set everything up.

    Dashboard

    The dashboard shows information about the number of recommendations and their potential savings, as well as a breakdown of your prior spending and where we predict that could be over next month. Recommendations The recommendations may be optionally broken down by type or region. Each row shows: The current cost, how much you are currently spending per month on this item. Recommendations: Performance, how many recommendations we have made based on performance.

    Clouds

    The Clouds screen shows the list of all clouds in the account. Many accounts will have only a single cloud, but you may have multiple clouds due to redundancy, isolation, or acquisitions. Here, you can see the status of each cloud and when our last update was. Cloud Recommender currently attempts to update its data on a cloud once per day. Clicking on the name of a cloud will take you to the Cloud Detail screen for that cloud.