Cloud computing costs could be cut thanks to new Irish-developed app

5 May 2015

A new app that could help global organisations identify and track their cloud computing costs has been launched by Irish cloud company Auxilion.

Auxilion’s R&D group has developed ZureView for the Microsoft Azure cloud-computing platform, which has more than 450,000 customers and is adding more than 1,000 per day.

As well as enterprise end users, the ZureView app is targeted at Microsoft partners and Licensing Solution Providers (LSPs) that need to provide a breakdown of usage costs to their customers as well as monitor their own profitability.

To get a feel for the breadth of the Microsoft cloud ecosystem: more than 50pc of Fortune 500 companies use Windows Azure with more than 1m US Government employees using Microsoft Office 365, and more than 275,000 website are hosted on Microsoft Azure, with more than 1bn requests per day received on these.

Reducing TCO


Paul Schmitz, chief sales officer, Auxilion

Cloud-computing costs are based on usage but it is extremely time-consuming and challenging in larger organisations, which may be using an array of cloud services, to analyse and assign costs across various divisions,” commented Paul Schmitz, Auxilion’s chief sales officer.

“ZureView provides real-time consumption at your fingertips as well as an insight into Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis of your cloud computing usage.

“Positive feedback and research suggests global potential for ZureView,” added Schmitz. “You do not need to be an existing customer of Auxilion to access it.”

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years