Softwatch has announced the availability of OptimizeIT Enterprise for GCP at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. OptimizeIT is targeted at organisations looking to migrate on-premise environments to GCP (Google Cloud Platform). It measures CPU, memory usage, storage data throughput, I/O operations and bandwidth analysis on every user for every application in every location. It achieves this through a Windows or Mac agent that transfers usage data to the Softwatch cloud for analysis.

Dror Leshem, Softwatch CEO commented: “Companies are very enthusiastic about moving their applications to the cloud, but to do this they must carefully plan their resources and determine the most appropriate pricing plan for making the transition to GCP. With the new OptimizeIT Enterprise … CTOs and IT executives have a greater transparency into the pricing they should expect to pay.”

Three pricing options

There are three levels of pricing for the new solutions. Each includes the functionality from the previous level.

OptimizeIT delivers end to end monitoring of G-Suite Adoption projects and costs $12 for 12 months.

OptimizeIT Premium delivers usage on all applications, and includes inventory management and software compliance tools for $16 for 12 months.

OptimizeIT Enterprise includes application monitering and the CPU & Bandwidth monitoring to help companies transition to GCP or AWS. It costs $20 for 12 months.

There is an assumption that the pricing is on the basis of per user for 12 months, though this is not specifically mentioned on the Softwatch website.

Enterprise Times: What does this mean

For companies looking to migrate to the cloud this could be a useful tool. Softwatch is providing a solution that enables IT Operations to understand their on-premises environments. With that information, it can size their target environment more accurately.

Whether they need to retain usage of the software once the project is complete is debatable. As they migrate users to G-Suite or MS Office 365 it will give them an indication of legacy application usage which is useful. That it requires an agent, even one that opens a port outbound only, will concern some. IT departments will need to have a simple method of installing the agent smoothly.


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