Apptio, a provider of SaaS solutions that help organisations analyse, plan and optimise technology investments, has opted to leverage Amazon Web Services to run its workloads. Additionally, it has signed a further agreement with Amazon focusing on the marketing and distribution of Apptio’s Cloudability and Hybrid Business Management applications, which helps customers when they migrate to AWS.
Apptio says that its expanded use of AWS can allow the company to decrease operational burden, improve speed of deployment, expand into new regions, and more rapidly deliver product innovation to its customers.
The company used its own Hybrid Business Management application to determine its selection of AWS, taking into its specific needs and workloads. While it has selected AWS for now, however, Apptio will continue to use its IT financial management solutions, most notably Apptio Cloudability, to understand its cloud spending patterns and evaluate the benefits of all cloud service providers.
“We’re thrilled to grow our relationship with Apptio to help them deliver their proven capabilities to our customers,” said Doug Yeum, head of worldwide channels and alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc.
“Apptio’s Hybrid Business Management application can allow our customers to accelerate their migrations to AWS by doing apples to apples comparisons while also managing and optimising their AWS spend.”
Apptio will leverage AWS’s catalogue of services. Apptio’s Cost Transparency solution will leverage Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to continue to scale as it ingests and normalises ever-growing IT spending data to deliver analytics and alerts to users that highlight opportunities for cost savings, increased productivity, and risk reduction.
Additionally, Apptio IT Planning and Agile Investment Management will further expand use of AWS across Amazon EC2, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and Amazon DynamoDB to accelerate the IT planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes of Apptio customers.
Apptio Cloudability and Hybrid Business Management will increase use of Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, and analytics and machine learning (ML) services such as Amazon Athena, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and Amazon SageMaker to provide enhanced cloud cost management, migration, and optimisation solutions to customers.
“As a customer of Apptio, I see a lot of value in the collaboration with AWS,” said Jason Fuller, head of cloud management and operations at HERE Technologies.
“The deployment of Apptio’s solutions has enabled our IT organization to accurately analyse technology spend across various business units. With the power of AWS now backing these solutions, we’ll be able to analyse deeper and more broadly across data centre and cloud suppliers. In the cloud, that cost avoidance enables us to immediately pivot our investments to meet the priority of our business and drive continued business growth.”
“This expanded relationship will allow Apptio to scale and handle extraordinarily large volumes of cost and usage data with the utmost confidence that customer data is safe and secure,” said Scott Chancellor, chief product & technology officer at Apptio.
“We look forward to continuing our use of AWS to further accelerate our innovation velocity and deliver exciting new products that will dramatically improve our customers’ IT spend analysis, planning, and optimisation workflows.”