Jan. 17, 2020
Value Transcending Mere Cost Control
ClixTV’s CTO Eric Januszko recognized the need for a system that would allow him to manage their cloud costs on AWS. Read the case study to learn more about how TrackIt helped ClixTV get closer to its objectives.
Eric Januszko, the company’s CTO naturally recognized the need for a system that would allow them to manage their cloud costs on AWS.
Having already faced the challenge of not being able to accurately track expenses on AWS, Eric acknowledged the fact that they required a platform like TrackIt to better predict, manage, and control their cloud spend. He found the estimates provided by the AWS pricing calculator to be severely lacking in accuracy.
“When you compare the pricing calculator’s approximation from before you get started and when you look at the end bill. You’re like… ‘None of this makes any sense!’”
– Eric Januszko
Eric took an immediate liking to TrackIt’s approach towards cloud cost control and management. He found the platform to be extremely easy-to-use and appreciated the clear and concise information that it provides for a variety of audiences, both technical and nontechnical.
But that’s not all. Eric also recognized that the value provided by TrackIt could allow him to accurately predict and monitor the cloud costs for some of ClixTV’s campaigns, hence giving him an immense analytical edge in his operations.
“I see the value of TrackIt , not just from understanding my costs, but also adding additional analytics and business intelligence to my overall analytics play.”
– Eric Januszko
Eric states that in the next 3-5 years, there will be a wholesale shift of the traditional enterprise moving from onpremise to the cloud and he further emphasizes the importance of having a platform like TrackIt that will allow companies to accurately monitor and control their cloud costs.
“Companies eventually moving from on-prem to the cloud will be looking for ways to manage these costs. And the [currently] available tools on these cloud platforms are horrible.”
– Eric Januszko
● The lack of means to accurately predict cloud costs on AWS
● Highly inaccurate pricing calculator cost estimates
● The need for a system that helps monitor and track AWS costs easily
● Increased Visibility: Accurate information on how and where money is being spent on AWS
● Improved resource & cost optimization on AWS
● More control over resources deployed in AWS
● Accurate cloud cost prediction
● More time saved
● Additional analytics helping the client in gaining more business intelligence
● Increased confidence in AWS usage
In conclusion, the challenges faced by ClixTV in managing their cloud costs on AWS led them to discover the value of TrackIt, a cloud cost management platform. The inaccurate estimates provided by the AWS pricing calculator and the need for better predictability and control over cloud costs led Eric Januszko, the company’s CTO, to adopt TrackIt’s Resource & Cost Optimization AI. The platform provided increased visibility, improved resource and cost optimization, accurate cloud cost prediction, and additional analytics for business intelligence. With the expected shift of traditional enterprises to the cloud in the next few years, the importance of a reliable cloud cost management platform like TrackIt cannot be overstated.
TrackIt, an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner based in Marina del Rey, CA, offers a range of cloud management, consulting, and software development solutions. Their expertise includes Modern Software Development, DevOps, Infrastructure-As-Code, Serverless, CI/CD, and Containerization, with a focus on Media & Entertainment workflows, High-Performance Computing environments, and data storage.
TrackIt excels in cutting-edge software design, particularly in the areas of containerization, serverless architectures, and pipeline development. The company’s team of experts can help you design and deploy a custom solution tailored to your specific needs.
In addition to cloud management and modern software development services, TrackIt also provides an open-source AWS cost management tool to help users optimize their costs and resources on the platform. With its innovative approach and expertise, TrackIt is the ideal partner for organizations seeking to maximize the potential of their cloud infrastructure.