New MyCloudIT Experience

MyCloudIT launched the newest version in 2021. Here is the overview to get you started.

Platform Overview

The next generation of MyCloudIT is a multi-tenant management platform that simplifies cloud deployments, streamlines cost optimization, and enhances cloud management. The platform provides recommendations for security, cost, high availability, and performance to optimize your cloud deployments. The automation and management can be done from a single pane of glass to also save you time on top of the cost savings.

Features and Functionalities

MyCloudIT is a platform that provides you and your customers the ability to deploy and manage resources in Azure. You will receive recommendations tailored to you to help optimize your Azure spend and the platform makes it easy to implement those recommendations without the need to be a Microsoft Azure expert. The platform includes the following:


1. Cost Optimization

The platform will identify the best long term fit for VM instances by reviewing these optimization strategies:

  • Rightsize Virtual Machines
    • Helps ensure you are using the correct VM size and aren’t overpaying for resources. View resource utilization vs. capacity while factoring real-world feedback from users and future growth/changes to ensure the appropriate VM size is selected. Right-sizing is the most accurate when your historical data can be analyzed.
  • Reserve VM Instances
    • Reserving instances offer long term commitments that can provide discounted pricing. By committing to using a specific VM type for 1 year or 3 years, you receive a discounted price for the use of that VM from Microsoft. By understanding your historical trends and potential savings, the platform can provide those recommendations on when to make those commitments.
  • Azure Hybrid Benefits (coming soon)
    • This provides an OFF switch for the Windows OS cost that comes with the hourly cost of a Windows VM in Azure. When flipping this switch, you are essentially declaring that you will be bringing your own approved Windows Server license, Windows OS with Software Assurance, or subscription. Based on an analysis, this can offer long term cost savings versus the Pay-as-you-Go model.

2. Recommendations

Tailored recommendations for your business according to your needs, the platform will help reduce your overall cloud spend. Identify mismanaged resources, eliminate waste, reserve capacity for higher discounts, and right size computing services to scale. Our recommendations will provide best practices and guidance on optimizing your cloud deployments and improve the performance, security, and reliability of these resources while doing so.


3. Autoscale

Auto-scaling is the same great feature from our previous platform, but we now offer the ability to optimize your auto-scaling to ensure you are getting the most out of it. You can achieve a balance between resource capacity and actual needs to reduce Azure runtime costs. By creating auto-scaling policies, you can scale out and scale in your resources based on peak and off-peak times. By optimizing auto-scaling, our MyCloudIT platform will have the ability to start and stop additional session hosts in your infrastructure based on user demand, using resources only when it is needed.


4. Azure Virtual Desktop Deployments

You can deploy the full Windows 10 multi-session in minutes and have secure anytime, anywhere, any device access to cloud-hosted desktops in Microsoft Azure. You can manage multiple deployments for basic to complex environments and be able to choose from any Azure data region located around the world. You will be able to simplify and speed up the process of deploying, managing, and auto-scaling Windows Virtual Desktops using MyCloudIT.


5. Remote Desktop Services

Just like the previous platform, the new MyCloudIT automates the installation, management, and monitoring of your Remote Desktop Session (RDS) deployments within Azure. You take 10 minutes to describe how you want it built and our automation takes the next ~90 minutes to build your RDS solution in Azure. Once it’s built, you have a fully functional RDS deployment.


6. Integrated Support Workflow

Using our integrated lite ticketing system means you can easily keep track of tickets and set up an easy to use workflow. This ticketing system was designed so that recommendations for certain features can be assigned and executed without having to track them manually. Our system isn’t meant to replace ticketing systems altogether but rather provide a greater sense of structure and organization.


7. Multi-Tenancy

You will now be able to manage multiple customers or departments from a single pane of glass. By allowing you to share resources across multiple customers, you’ll be able to save on your overall costs. Even though they are sharing resources, the customers’ data is kept separate and confidential. Multi-tenancy introduces new savings by reducing development and deployment costs. It also simplifies your company’s IT operations since all your customers are managed from a single pane of glass.

There are two types of portal views:

  • Reseller - In this view, the user can see aggregated data of all the customers, add new customers, and manage support tickets. Add your organization as a customer and manage the same data and recommendations.
  • Client - In this view, the user can deploy and manage resources for their subscription. Additional features include Rightsizing VMs, Reserving Instances, Enabling Hybrid Benefit, Deploying Cloud Workspaces, Managing Cloud Workspaces, and Autoscaling.