US-based cloud infrastructure services provider iland launched a cloud app that will deliver all of the functionality of its Enterprise Cloud Services portal (ECS portal) to help customers monitor and manage cloud resources from anywhere.

Using iland's Enterprise Cloud Services portal, users can manage their cloud environments through a single interface. For example, resources can be deployed and scaled with a wizard that allows users to provision a new VM or vApp from an iland public catalog or a private catalog. Compute and storage resources assigned to a VM can also be modified with a few clicks to help users optimize costs and performance.

With the iland cloud app, iland ECS portal users can set alerts based on cost and resource consumption to address potential issues. For example, users can request an alert when a VM exceeds a certain percentage of CPU or when costs are reaching a budgetary limit.

Users can also create speed reporting through the executive summary feature that displays pertinent cost and performance details. The report can be downloaded or shared with internal and external personnel.

In addition, the cloud app also enables users to understand detailed costs for each vDC, vApp and VM over different periods of time so users can accurately manage budgets and bill end customers.

The new iland cloud app, which gives users full access to all of the features of the ECS portal, is currently available in both Apple and Google app stores.

Call for better cloud management

In a recent iland-commissioned global survey conducted by Enterprise Management Associates, 88% of the 415 respondents reported they struggled with unexpected cloud challenges.

When asked what capabilities they needed to make public cloud more accessible, "better management dashboards" topped the list.

"After evaluating cloud providers, we found iland was the only company who could give us clear visibility into our cloud, allowing us to manage our resources, predict costs and optimally serve customers," said Torben Achton, senior product specialist, InCase. "Other cloud dashboards can't measure up to the transparency iland's Enterprise Cloud Services portal brings."