Re-evaluating your CloudHealth investment
VMware CloudHealth, a first-generation cloud management platform, has a strong legacy of delivering value for customers. But, since being acquired by VMware in 2018, innovation within the CloudHealth platform has not kept pace with the evolution of cloud cost management and FinOps practices, and with the Broadcom acquisition of VMware looming, the outlook for CloudHealth is increasingly uncertain.
50% of Anodot cloud cost management customers chose us to replace CloudHealth
Companies like yours are switching to Anodot because they’ve exhausted the return on investment they are able to receive from CloudHealth, and are in need of a next-generation approach to cloud cost management that delivers exponential value atop their cloud investments.
Deepest visibility and insights
Visualize and allocate 100% of your multicloud costs (with K8s insight down to the pod level) and deliver relevant, customized reporting for each persona in your FinOps organization.
Easy-to-action savings recommendations
Reduce waste and maximize utilization with more than twice as many savings recommendations as CloudHealth, highly-personalized to your business and infrastructure with CLI and console instructions for easy implementation.
Continuous cost monitoring and control
Adaptive, AI-powered forecasting, budgeting, and anomaly detection empower you to manage cloud spend with the highest degree of accuracy and relevance, so the right people are automatically alerted to take action when needed to keep your cloud investments on track.
Day one, you’ll know how much you can immediately save, will begin relying on pre-configured, customized reports and forecasts, and can start eliminating waste due to our comprehensive, pre-purchase proof of concept process.
|VMware, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, K8s
|AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, K8s
|Virtual tagging and cost categorization
|Perspectives provide powerful cost categorization, but feature is laggy at scale and targeting is limited
|Business mappings enable simple assignment of costs by any rule to any business object
|Preconfigured, customizable reporting for each persona
|Showback and chargeback
|Very limited K8s visibility and management capabilities; no savings recommendations
|Deepest K8s visibility; savings recommendations are still in development
|Very few, basic recommendations across primary services; automatable; savings projections are inaccurate and inflated; no way to mute irrelevant insights
|40+ easy-to-action recommendations across many services; configurable preferences; mute irrelevant recommendations; implementation instructions; accurate savings projections
|Forecasting and budgeting
|Inaccurate forecasts frustrate many customers
|Adaptive, AI-driven forecasting provides highest degree of certainty at multiple levels of granularity
|Anomaly detection and management
|Configure email alerts based on basic detection of anomalous activity that deviates from historical trend; Does not differentiate between noise and impactful activity
|Fully-automated AI detects anomalies in near real-time and alerts the appropriate teams only when risk is meaningful, enabling quick response and resolution
|Multiple, fractured APIs leave much data inaccessible; supports Datadog and more as data sources
|Single, robust, easy-to-use API; Data source integrations in development
|User interface lags at scale and some features have upper scale limitations
|Unlimited scale to meet the enterprise demands
|Ease of use
|Frustrating, laggy interface, but visually-pleasing
|Intuitive, responsive, and visually-pleasing interface
|Unpredictable, dynamic pricing taxes customers based on 3% of all cloud spend; provided at low cost by MSPs
|Predictable, flat pricing based on large, capped tiers of cloud spend; provided at low cost by MSPs
|CloudHealth was acquired by VMware in 2018, precipitating a slowdown in product innovation. Broadcom acquisition of VMware puts the future of the CloudHealth product in doubt
|Anodot has recently doubled the size of the team supporting their FinOps product and publishes a public-facing roadmap that promises rapid innovation
CloudHealth’s new name
In September 2022, VMware announced that it was enclosing CloudHealth within its Aria suite, separate from the main VMware Aria Automation and VMware Aria Operations products as the standalone cloud cost tool. CloudHealth FinOps would also receive a new name, VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth (CloudHealth).
CloudHealth’s popular cloud security capabilities are now part of VMware Aria Operations for Secure Clouds, while the FinOps capabilities remain separate.
This actually the second or third time VMware has attempted a renaming of CloudHealth since acquiring the tool in 2018.
What analysts and customers are saying about CloudHealth alternatives
“[Anodot] exceeds the market on normalizing billing across cloud vendors, which allows it to excel at identifying cost reduction opportunities”