As more enterprises and SMBs flock to the cloud, the need for cost-effective management platforms has increased. Cloud management startup Skydera is launching today as a centralized platform to manage multiple cloud environments. Incubated in the Founder Institute, Skydera is a platform to manage servers, deploy applications, control user access, track usage and centralize billing. The first 100 TechCrunch readers to register at Skydera will receive free unlimited access to the platform for three months.
Skydera allows for re-created server images and templates for all public and private cloud environments; automatic scaling of compute, storage and network resources based on demand and rule sets; and unified billing report with analytics of daily, weekly and monthly operating costs for computing.
The management console also includes support for both public and private virtual local area networks, which aims to allow enterprises to create their own virtual private cloud. Skydera integrated distinct features provided by Amazon, Rackspace, GoGrid, and Slicehost cloud environments, as well as the ability to manage private clouds.
Skydera believes that it can compete with other cloud management platforms because it offers a vertically integrated platform; bringing command, control, provisioning and monitoring an easy to use, single interface. Skydera also promises a cost-effective, “pay-as-you-go” pricing model for SMBs, and annual licensing contracts for Enterprise customers. Skydera faces competition from Cloudkick, Makara, RightScale and rPath.