Singapore-based AWS Premier Partner Streamlines Cloud Operations with Alphaus Cloud and QuickBooks

Cloud Comrade, a Singapore-based cloud computing consultancy, is part of ST Telemedia Cloud, a leading public cloud solutions provider across Asia-Pacific. It supports businesses moving to the cloud by implementing infrastructure as a service solutions and building bespoke IT solutions for its customers on top of cloud platforms.

In an effort to provide high quality and innovative solutions so enterprises can enjoy the many benefits of cloud computing, Cloud Comrade has partnered with the best solution providers in the field and is the only South-East Asia headquartered AWS Partner Network Premier Tier Services Partner, Google Premier Partner, and Microsoft Gold Cloud Competency Partner.

Industry:Cloud Computing Consultancy
Number of employees:51-200 Employees
Annual sales scale: 2.4 billion yen (FY2020)
URL:https://www.cloudcomrade.com/

The SaaS solutions from Alphaus for billing management and cloud cost optimization provide us with the requisite tools, information, and intelligence to achieve these seamlessly. These tools are integral to our operations and in use 24/7. Alphaus’ Wave and Ripple go a long way in helping maximize ROI, one of the key value propositions for moving to the cloud.

Andy Waroma
Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director
Cloud Comrade.

Challenges

Migration is just one part of cloud adoption. For a smooth and secure move, Cloud Comrade also provides business strategy, process design, infrastructure management and also training and support as the human element is a crucial aspect to the success of any IT infrastructure. Despite the promising growth and outlook for migration to the cloud, the complexity and lack of adequate clarity into the costs of cloud infrastructure deployment presented a serious challenge for businesses, such as Cloud Comrade, making or facilitating such a transition. Having achieved AWS Well-Architected Framework Competency, Cloud Comrade understands the six pillars around which the framework is built.

‘Cloud waste’ or sub-optimal utilization of cloud resources is another major pain point, preventing businesses from deriving maximum ROI on their cloud spend. Cloud Comrade had been on the lookout for a more effective solution and a reliable partner who could help navigate the dynamic future of cloud management to jointly deliver even greater value and a better cloud experience for their customers.

Solution Trial

Cloud Comrade started off their journey with Alphaus with a two month trial period to try out Ripple and Wave, Alphaus billing automation and cost visualization and budget management tool. The step was crucial to ascertain that Alphaus had the necessary features to confirm the accuracy of the automated billing process and was well integrated with QuickBooks, an accounting software by Intuit.

During the verification process, the billing specialist team at Cloud Comrade also had the opportunity to share its requirements and suggestions for feature development to cater to Cloud Comrade’s business needs. Being an expert in the cloud consulting field, Cloud Comrade knew that having the right tool to automate the billing process and reduce cloud procurement cost would be aligned with the Cost Optimization Pillar of AWS Well-Architected Framework.

Why Alphaus Cloud

The overall value of Alphaus’ solutions and support, competitive pricing, along with the ability for bespoke integrations to the Cloud Comrade’s financial services system, were key considerations for Cloud Comrade to adopt Alphaus’ products as critical components for its business operations. The team at Cloud Comrade is also comfortable sharing the challenges that its team is facing and new feature requests with Alphaus.

As a cloud Managed Services Provider enabling several large organizations in the region with their digital transformation and migration to the cloud, having complete clarity on all the costs associated with the cloud infrastructure while making optimum utilization of any cloud resources deployed is a critical success factor for both Cloud Comrade and its clients.

“The SaaS solutions from Alphaus for billing management and cloud cost optimization provide us with the requisite tools, information, and intelligence to achieve these seamlessly. These tools are integral to our operations and in use 24/7. Alphaus’ Wave and Ripple go a long way in helping maximize ROI, one of the key value propositions for moving to the cloud” said Andy Waroma, Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director of Cloud Comrade.

With Alphaus Cloud

Since its partnership with Alphaus Cloud, Cloud Comrade has been able to perform its key functions as a cloud solutions provider while achieving greater savings. With the bespoke integrations to its financial services system, Cloud Comrade is able to provide their employees the necessary tools to navigate the dynamic future of cloud management and subsequently deliver a better cloud experience to their customers.

The time Cloud Comrade has been spending on cloud operations has been gradually declining, with new updates being implemented regularly for operational efficiency. The billing specialist team not only has complete clarity on all the costs associated with the cloud infrastructure, but is also able to make optimum utilization of any cloud resources deployed.

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