Today in Cloud

Cloudability was definitely one of the more interesting startups to pitch at GigaOM Structure back in June, and today the company transitioned its product from private to public beta. Cloudability tracks spending on over 80 cloud services from Amazon Web Services to Salesforce, with a mix of screen-scraping and API calls, and presents the result in easily digestible form. Alerts flag unexpected spikes in usage (those big — expensive — EC2 instances you started on Friday afternoon, and forgot to shut down again), and the service will also begin to offer advice on ways to reduce costs. Cloudability could be of great value to startups and small companies using a spread of cloud-based services, but the team also report at least one Fortune 500 company as “one of our more active users.”