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Quest Software Releases Tools for Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Account Management

By Debjit on May 30th, 2011 

Quest Software, on Monday, released three open beta tools that help simplify Microsoft Azure infrastructure and account management: Spotlight on Azure, Quest Cloud Storage Manager for Azure, and Quest Cloud Subscription Manager for Azure. These three beta releases will provide visibility into Azure performance, storage and subscription utilization. Quest Software simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Dealing with initial complexities within physical, virtual and cloud is one of the basic triggers for the implementation of cloud solutions. And when a company has gone for an investment in terms of clouds, the return is surely expected. Azure had some issues with maximization of resource utilization, cloud storage, and application performance. Quest then exploited these ares to develop these new tools, making it easier to conduct Azure cost analysis, and smoothing the overall transition from physical to cloud-based applications.

Douglas Chrystall, chief architect at Quest Software said -

We identified three of the biggest challenges users currently experience working with Azure, and want to support our customers who are making investments in the cloud by providing tools that address those challenges quickly and easily.With Quest’s Azure management offerings, users will gain that visibility into their Azure infrastructure, be able to easily map their cloud resources, and understand exactly where their dollars are being spent.

Specific capabilities offered by the beta releases include:

  • Spotlight on Azure– provides in-depth monitoring and performance diagnostics of Azure environments from the individual resources level up to the application level.
  • Quest Cloud Storage Manager for Azure – provides file and storage management that enables users to easily access multiple storage accounts in Azure using a simple GUI interface.
  • Quest Cloud Subscription Manager for Azure – drills into Azure subscription data, providing a detailed view of resource utilization with customized reporting and project mapping.

All three betas are available for download at

Source : Quest Software, Inc.


Quest Software Releases Tools for Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Account Management was originally published on on May 20, 2011 - 6:04 am (Indian Standard Time)