Snow launches Snow for Cloud to provide IT leaders visibility of cloud usage and spend

Snow Software, the Software Asset Management (SAM) and Cloud Spend Management solutions provider, has launched Snow for Cloud and enhancements in Snow's Oracle Management Option and Snow for ITSM.

Snow for Cloud

Snow for Cloud provides IT leaders with the next evolution of transparent, actionable views of their Software as a Service (SaaS) environment so they can easily assess and manage cloud usage and spend. It provides them insight to discover, make an inventory of and track consumption of more than 1,000 SaaS applications.

This deep analytical insight enables IT leaders to quickly and accurately identify overspend from duplicate, unused or under-utilised SaaS subscriptions. Snow for Cloud also automates manual access requests and provisioning processes that are often costly and inefficient.

"Many organisations have gone beyond cloud-first and are now cloud only. Cloud computing has become the new normal." said Peter Björkman, CTO at Snow Software. "Business units can now deploy SaaS solutions without the involvement of IT. This leaves IT without visibility or control of their SaaS environment and uncertainty as to what is being used, where and by whom. This is creating a Disruption Gap, a gulf between what IT understands about technology usage and what is actually occurring."

Björkman adds, "Snow empowers IT leaders to identify wasted cloud spend, optimize SaaS applications and accurately manage cloud costs. This insight enables them to become enablers of business goals and the go-to for digital transformation initiatives, essential if they are to succeed in the digital era."

Snow Oracle Management Option and Snow for IT Service Management (ITSM)

Snow also announces enhancements to Snow's Oracle Management Option and Snow for ITSM. Oracle Management Option provides CIOs and IT leaders with a complete overview of Oracle databases deployed in their environments. With visibility into data risk, IT leaders have a greater understanding of what platform Oracle is deployed into, whether physical or virtualised, or in a SaaS or IaaS environment.

Snow for ITSM supports a number of ITSM platforms with up-to-date asset information, software and users, improving CMDB data accuracy. Snow's automatic identification and normalisation of software and consolidation from multiple data sources will improve the efficiency of Help Desk operations.

Peter Björkman concluded, "The Software Asset Management market is evolving, which we feel is indicated by Gartner's inaugural 2018 Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools[1] where Snow Software was positioned in the leaders quadrant. From our perspective, by addressing the complexities of cloud asset management, with support across more applications than anyone else, Snow Software continues to demonstrate why it is leading the SAM industry today."

[1] Gartner. Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools. Authors: Roger Williams | April Adams | Matt Corsi, 16 April 2018.

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