cloud cruiser Cloud Cruiser Launches Cloud Cost Management For OpenStackCloud Cruiser launched today its cloud cost management solution for OpenStack in general availability; the solution features workflow tools that provide management and accounting capabilities for optimizing capex and opex costs in heterogeneous cloud computing environments. Cloud Cruiser develops cost management software that is designed specifically for enterprises and server providers to gain transparency, accountability, chargeback and proactive controls of their IT costs across a heterogeneous environment of internal, private and public workloads.

The OpenStack project is a global collaboration of developers which aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich.

According to James Staten, Vice President & Principal Analyst at Forrester, “OpenStack might just have the more credible story enterprise infrastructure and operations professionals have been waiting on.”

Jonathan Bryce, Rackspace Cloud Co-Founder and OpenStack Project Policy Board Chairman said “We are excited to have important tools needed for enterprise and service provider cloud deployments, like Cloud Cruiser’s cost management solution built for OpenStack. By adding support for OpenStack, the Cloud Cruiser cost management solution will be compatible with the growing number of public and private cloud deployments based on the emerging open cloud standard.”

Dave Zabrowski, founder and CEO of Cloud Cruiser added “By offering the industry’s first cost management solution for OpenStack, users will now have the capability to gain control of costs and visibility of their cloud-based computing environments with new tools to measure, manage and optimize capex and opex costs.”

Cloud Cruiser will be demonstrating the OpenStack solution in the OpenStack Booth at LinuxCon North America 2011 taking place August 17-19 in Vancouver.

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