Cloud Cost Management with VMware Cost Insight

| November 16, 2017

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Watch a quick overview of how Cost Insight delivers financial visibility and control across clouds—public and private.

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CloudBlue, an independent Ingram Micro business, is dedicated to helping service providers of all kinds build, scale and monetize cloud and digital services in the as-a-service economy. Leading telecommunications companies, technology distributors, managed services providers and value-added resellers rely on CloudBlue’s leading commerce platform to automate, aggregate and sell both their own cloud services as well as those from third party ISVs. CloudBlue powers more than 200 of the world’s largest service provider cloud marketplaces, which collectively represents more than 27 million enterprise cloud subscriptions and $1B subscription revenue. CloudBlue provides its customers access to an ecosystem that includes more than 200 ISV solutions and more than 80,000 resellers around the world. CloudBlue is an independent software division of Ingram Micro, comprised of more than 700 professionals from engineering, product management, sales, marketing and operations.

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