Track, Optimize, & Govern Cloud Costs Across Platforms

Tracking and standardizing costs is challenging in a multi-cloud world. Quali Torque normalizes cloud usage and tracks deployments so you can forecast costs, automate operations, and enforce policies across cloud platforms.

Don’t Let Complexity Drive Up Cloud Costs

Visibility, efficiency, and standards can be difficult to maintain for teams using multiple cloud platforms and tools.

Limited Visibility

Retroactive cloud billing data and inconsistent tagging leave out the business context needed to pinpoint wasted costs proactively.

Manual Intervention

Efforts to optimize costs typically involve manual work that can drift over time, creating the risk that wasted costs creep back in.

Configuration Chaos

Standards to rightsize instances and prevent zombie infrastructure are difficult to enforce across cloud platforms and configuration tools.

Cloud Cost Optimization Should Be Seamless & Proactive

Universal Guardrails

Enforce custom policies to prevent oversized or otherwise costly configurations before they’re deployed.

Automated Operations

Prevent zombie infrastructure with pre-scheduled launch and shutdown for multi-cloud infrastructure.

Visibility with Context

Understand who uses cloud infrastructure and for what purpose, with forecasts so you can address anomalies proactively.

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Pre-Configured Environments

Reduce the risk that misconfigured or unapproved infrastructure drives up cloud costs. Quali Torque orchestrates reusable definitions for multi-cloud environments that end users can deploy repeatedly on-demand via role-based self-service, reducing the manual provisioning that can lead to oversized resources and preventing any modifications that are not approved by your infrastructure experts.

Custom Policies as Code

Enforce standards across clouds, IaC configurations, and Kubernetes resources. Quali Torque automatically tags all cloud services your teams deploy and allows you to set custom policies to prohibit deployments that drive up unnecessary costs, such as cloud instance sizes and thresholds for expected cloud costs.

Automate Operations

Prevent zombie infrastructure automatically. Quali Torque allows admins to pre-schedule when cloud services should power on and shutdown in advance, eliminating manual work and mitigating the risk of wasted costs when end users forget to shutdown cloud instances.

Track & Forecast Costs

Understand who uses cloud infrastructure and for what purpose. Quali Torque tracks and forecasts cloud costs based on the team who deployed it and the project it supports so you can understand ROI and fix anomalies proactively.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Torque platform allows you to determine who can create environments and modify infrastructure, and who can only view and deploy the environments. This includes restrictions on who can set maximum duration for an environment runtime or who can apply or change the tag to an environment before launching. Torque draws the line between those who orchestrate environments and those who consume them.

Quali Torque’s policies are based on Open Policy Agent. Admins can set individual policies to allow or prohibit activity that doesn’t adhere to your standards, including launching specific cloud platforms or services, instance types, or configurations.

Admins can choose to apply these policies to all users in their Torque account or to individual Spaces, which can be tailored to support specific teams or infrastructure.

Torque restricts users from launching any infrastructure that violates these policies and notifies admins if they attempt to.

Torque manages environments via repeatable blueprints containing all the infrastructure assets, services, and dependencies needed to launch that environment.

Blueprints also support tags, which Torque admins can customize. Torque applies these tags to all environments launched via each blueprint, and displays costs over time based on those tags. This allows users to track costs based on tags that align with the teams, projects, applications, or other parameter that is most useful to them.

Based on this data, your teams can track return on investment in cloud services, identify opportunities to optimize costs, and apply optimization efforts at the blueprint level to ensure all environments follow suit.

Blueprints also display the estimated cost to operate each blueprint, providing visibility to the end user before they launch each environment and helping to educate your teams about the financial implications of their workloads.

Some of the most common challenges with cost reporting involve allocating usage to the team’s responsible and understanding how it impacts ROI and profitability for specific applications.

Accomplishing this with the cost reporting tools offered by cloud service providers (CSPs) and third-party FinOps organizations often relies on tags applied to cloud instances. However, tagging is often a manual process that can be prone to errors. Missing tags, typos, or even minor changes in formatting can create blindspots that obstruct the view of cost efficiency.

Quali Torque allows admins to set tags at a central level and apply them to the infrastructure that end users deploy automatically. This eliminates the manual tagging process, making it easier to group costs based on team and project via tools like AWS Cost Explorer or those delivered by FinOps organizations.

Torque’s automation and governance capabilities also help our customers act on anomalies identified via CSP and FinOps reporting tools by pre-scheduling automated shutdown of cloud instances and enforcing governance standards to prevent oversized or misconfigured cloud services.

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