Aqua Security is the largest pure-play cloud-native security company, providing customers the freedom to innovate and accelerate their digital transformations. The Aqua Platform provides prevention, detection, and response automation across the entire application lifecycle to secure the build, the cloud infrastructure, and running workloads wherever they are deployed.
Aqua Security’s multi-cloud environment is very complex. The main challenge was gaining full visibility across this broad environment to understand and manage cloud costs. The company built its own internal cloud cost visualization tool but it couldn’t scale to meet their growing needs. As a result, the team spent days every month creating manual reports for each cost center. Moreover, the company was not able to address cost spikes as they were happening because they only learned about the spikes long after the fact.
Anodot delivers the flexibility required to generate reports for their complex environment, eliminating the need for any manual work and defining a single language between finance and operations. Savings recommendations from Anodot allow Aqua Security to address waste and take control of cloud costs. This enabled them to realize ROI within just a few months of using Anodot. The company receives real-time alerts on cost spikes, which empowers their business analysts to quickly investigate and manage the conditions causing the spikes.
Anodot Provides Full Visibility, Bill Accuracy and Rapid ROI
Aqua’s platform operates fully in the cloud but the company had limited visibility and reporting capabilities on cloud usage data. They were using a solution from a large cloud cost management provider but it had limited capabilities when it came to creating super categories for cost allocation and was not accurate when comparing costs shown in the tool with the actual bill.
Anodot for Cloud Cost Management autonomously discovers all the company’s cloud assets and provides Aqua Security with a single console to view and manage their multi-cloud inventory. By monitoring usage across the cloud infrastructure, the solution enables them to review allocation, capacity, and consumption, thus helping them manage and optimize cloud spend.
Using machine learning and AI-based anomaly detection, Anodot can identify cost spikes in real-time, which allows the DevOps team to understand the source and helps the company avoid unnecessary spend. Anodot also provides a wide range of savings recommendations.
Using these features, Aqua Security saw a return on its investment within a few months of using the tool. “The savings recommendations helped us eliminate waste by pointing the team in the right direction to know exactly where we can optimize and save,” says Ziv Harfenist, FP&A Director at Aqua Security. “In addition, Anodot has a real commitment to its customers. We get excellent support with any need or request that we have. Using Anodot Cloud Cost has been a real game-changer for us.”