IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions, has launched the Avnet Cloud Toolset (ACT), a component of Avnet Cloud Solutions designed to help MSP and VAR partners in the U.S. and Canada govern, consolidate, manage, and track cloud accounts across multiple cloud providers. With the toolset, partners will be able to ensure that their Amazon Web Services (AWS) and (IBM) SoftLayer customers are provided with visibility into cloud spending and invoices that accurately track individual and aggregate cloud usage for their organizations, helping them to optimize their enterprise-wide AWS and SoftLayer spend.
“One of the benefits of cloud computing is that its services can easily be purchased by individuals within a company to meet their most immediate business needs,” says Tim FitzGerald, vice president of cloud solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “However, this makes it extremely challenging for companies to obtain a comprehensive view of their cloud spending, identify ways to maximize their cloud investments and create a system to monitor usage and spending within areas of their business. The Avnet Cloud Toolset enables partners to solve this challenge for their customers. With the Avnet Cloud Toolset, they will be able to provide cloud consumption details at a departmental level and a transparent enterprise view.”
ACT helps partners track actual usage charges across every major service category for AWS and SoftLayer, generate bills and invoices, package in their own subscription-based services, define how usage charges are billed, and incorporate third-party services. ACT features intuitive dashboards and customizable reports to provide an aggregated view for partners to track all cloud service usage across their accounts and share this information with their customers.
Initially available in the U.S. and Canada, partners interested in learning more about the Avnet Cloud Toolset can visit the Avnet Cloud Ready website.