We know most Cloud deployments have multiple users, and many have multiple providers accounts within the company too. It can turn into a bit of a confusing mess to manage costs and usage! With that in mind – we’ve launched the ability to add sub-accounts to your CloudVertical main account. So, if you would like to add your CEO, CFO, Procurement Officer, Development Team, IT Architect or Managed Services Consultant – you can now do that right from your CloudVertical account.
As you can see in the screenshot, we’ve made adding a user very straightforward. Just enter the email address and we’ll do the rest! That user will have access to all the information your account creates – but will not be able to edit or view any accesss details. We will introduce more granular administrator controls as we get user feedback – so feel free to suggest how we can improve this and let us know any organization specific requirements you have. You can remove a user any time with just 1-click.
One of the main use cases we hear all the time for sub-accounts is not actually for users to log-in. We know people don’t want more applications to manage – and unless there is an exercise or scenario to be modeled – the normal team user really just wants to ‘fire and forget’. – getting regular reports and alerts on their Cloud costs and usage. These are often called ‘showback reports‘ and can really help get control over ‘who’s doing what, with what resources, are they being utilised, and how much does it cost‘. So – focusing on simplicity – if you don’t wish to create accounts for certain users – you can just create the report you would like them to see (by service, timeframe, and tagged to include only the resource cost and usage applicable to them), set the time frame you want it sent, and enter their email address.
We hope this helps large organizations that require different levels of access for different departments – and also those who wish to also consolidate multiple Cloud accounts into one view as well. Now you can view your data from as many provider accounts as you wish, and create granular reporting and access to sub-sets of that data for many users.