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Harness Cloud Cost Management vs CloudCheckr

Cloud Cost Management

Harness Cloud Cost Management simplifies and automates the features FinOps, CloudOps, and Engineering teams need to take control of cloud spend.
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CloudCheckr

The CloudCheckr CMx platform proactively analyzes cloud infrastructure to provide visibility and intelligence to better manage costs, make infrastructure more secure and in compliance, and optimize resources in use.

Company size
Company size

10000+

Founded
Founded

2011

Funding
Funding

Acquired

CloudCheckr was acquired by NetApp in 2021, and is part of the Spot by NetApp portfolio

CloudCheckr from Spot by NetApp is categorized as:
Cloud Cost Management

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CloudCheckr from Spot by NetApp is a cloud cost management that is focused on billing / security features needed for MSPs, but it lacks support for Kubernetes, multi-cloud cost visibility, and any of the intelligent automation features found in Harness Cloud Cost Management.

CloudCheckr vs Harness: Cloud Cost Management

Updated

December 27, 2022

Features
Harness CCM
CloudCheckr
Solution
Deployment Options

SaaS

SaaS

Harness CCM

SaaS

Turbonomics

SaaS

Multi-Cloud Support

AWS, Azure, and GCP

AWS, Azure

Harness CCM

AWS, Azure, and GCP

Turbonomics

AWS, Azure

Harness CD Auto Tagging Support

<yes><yes>

<no><no>

Harness CCM

<yes><yes>

Turbonomics

<no><no>

On-Prem Cost Monitoring

<with><with>
Kubernetes Only

<no><no>

Harness CCM

<with><with>
Kubernetes Only

Turbonomics

<no><no>

Pricing Model

Percentage Cloud Spend

Percentage Cloud Spend

Harness CCM

Percentage Cloud Spend

Turbonomics

Percentage Cloud Spend

Cost Visibility
Cost Perspectives

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Cost Categories / Dynamic Bucketing

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Out-of-the-Box Dashboards

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Multi-Cloud Cost Visualizations

<yes><yes>

<no><no>

Custom BI Dashboards

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Forecasting

<yes><yes>

<with><with>
30 days only

Cloud Inventory

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Kubernetes Cost Allocation (By Node/Cluster/Workload)

<yes><yes>

<no><no>

Cost Optimization
Anomaly Detection

<yes><yes>

<with><with>
No Kubernetes Support

Automated Idle Resource Management

<yes><yes>

<no><no>

Spot Orchestration

<yes><yes>

<no><no>

Cluster Orchestration on Spot Instances

<yes><yes>

<no><no>

Kubernetes Rightsizing Recommendation

<yes><yes>

<no><no>

EC2 Rightsizing Recommendation

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

RI / SP Planning and Recommendations

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Automated RI / SP Contract Execution

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Governance
Budgets

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Cloud Asset Governance

<yes><yes>

<no><no>

Alerts

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Reporting

<yes><yes>

<with><with>

Role-based Access Control

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Full Audit Trails

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Administrative
Training and Support

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

Documentation

<yes><yes>

<yes><yes>

No items found.
No items found.
No items found.

Detailed Feature Comparison

Harness Cloud Cost Management vs CloudCheckr from Spot by NetApp

Summary:

CloudCheckr from Spot by NetApp (it’s a mouthful, isn’t it?) is very focused on MSPs, and as a result has great billing / chargeback and security features. If all you want is billing management, CloudCheckr is the way to go. However, that billing and security focus came at the cost of a truly usable cloud cost management tool. CloudCheckr has no support for Kubernetes, which drives a large majority of cloud deployments today. And while they claim support for GCP on the website, one look at their documentation shows that there are no user docs to support that claim. Although CloudCheckr is now part of the Spot by NetApp portfolio, it remains a standalone tool that lacks any automation for cloud cost savings.

If you are looking for a complete solution for cloud cost management that includes true support for multi-cloud and Kubernetes, Harness Cloud Cost Management is the right solution for you. We give you deep insights into Kubernetes costs and cluster management, automated cost savings features, and excellent business intelligence and reporting capabilities. All the features your FinOps / DevOps / Engineering teams need without the manual overhead they don’t. 

Multi-cloud costs:

Look at any state of the cloud report today, and you’ll find that the majority of enterprises leverage more than one cloud provider, with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform accounting for the lion’s share of the market. Supporting all 3 the providers is the minimum bar for cloud cost management, and being able to provide all-in-one views of multi-cloud costs is table stakes for users. Harness CCM gives you a complete view of all your multi-cloud costs, in a business perspective that makes sense for your business. 

CloudCheckr does not have the ability to show you AWS and Azure costs in a single dashboard, and in fact, you’ll need to log into separate tools / accounts to see costs for each provider. Their claim to support GCP is not backed up by their documentation, which only provides instructions for AWS and Azure. 

Kubernetes Support:

Modern SaaS infrastructure relies on containers and Kubernetes for easy scalability and flexible deployment models. However, shared cost allocation is a challenge unless you have the tools in place to dig into costs by workload / node / pod / label, etc. Harness CCM provides detailed cost analysis for Kubernetes clusters, at a very granular level that can be tailored for your business. We also deliver automated cluster cost management features such as Cluster Orchestrator for EKS that can save our customers up to 90% on cloud costs.  CloudCheckr has no support for Kubernetes at all.

Forecasting:

With cloud costs, it’s not enough to know what your costs are today, it’s important to see where you are expected to land at the end of the month / quarter / year to understand if you are on target to meet budget expectations. Accurate, long term forecasts are crucial when negotiating savings plans contracts to optimize your cloud spend. That’s why Harness CCM gives you accurate 12 month forecasts, while CloudCheckr is limited to 30 day forecasts.

Reporting:

Seeing and understanding your cloud cost trends is important, so that you can see your cloud usage over time. Seems like an easy thing to do, and just about every cloud cost vendor can provide you a report that gives month over month cloud costs…except for CloudCheckr. If you want historical reporting, go with Harness CCM.

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