Cloudability nets $8.7M to manage more cloud spending

Cloudabilty, the Portland, Ore.-startup that seeks to help companies manage their spending across clouds, just landed $8.7 million in Series A funding. The round was led by The Foundry Group and included contributions from 500 Startups, Trinity Ventures and ad firm Wieden + Kennedy.

Newvem calls in Dome9 to harden Amazon cloud workloads

Newvem, the feisty Israeli startup that made waves pointing out just how vulnerable (or badly configured) many customers’ Amazon EC2 cloud instances are, is taking steps to remedy that situation by partnering with Dome9, a security SaaS provider.

Amazon adds billing alerts to cloud services menu

Amazon cloud services may be cheap, but even those small charges can add up. Following a raft of third-party companies that offer AWS monitoring services, Amazon has stepped up to offer its own proactive billing alerts for Cloudwatch customers that enable it.

Newvem nets $4M to scan Amazon’s cloud

Newvem, the Israeli startup that’s making a name for itself analyzing Amazon Web Services usage for potential customers, netted $4 million in Series A funding led by Greylock Partners. Index Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors are also participating.

Newvem pulls back the curtain on Amazon cloud usage

Newvem, the startup that aims to help companies make the most out of their Amazon Web Services instances, has some new data that might shock the Amazon faithful. A high percentage of AWS users are paying for way more compute power than they need.

Startup takes on cloud overprovisioning

As more companies put workloads on Amazon Web Services or other public cloud platforms, many are paying for more cloud than they need. That overprovisioning is the problem Cloudyn, an Israeli startup, is taking on with its new software as a service.