AWS Config vs Cloudability: What are the differences?
AWS Config: Config gives you a detailed inventory of your AWS resources and their current configuration, and continuously records configuration changes. AWS Config is a fully managed service that provides you with an AWS resource inventory, configuration history, and configuration change notifications to enable security and governance. With AWS Config you can discover existing AWS resources, export a complete inventory of your AWS resources with all configuration details, and determine how a resource was configured at any point in time. These capabilities enable compliance auditing, security analysis, resource change tracking, and troubleshooting; Cloudability: Cloud management made easy. Cloudability aggregates expenditures into accessible and comprehensive reports, helps identify new opportunities for reducing spend and increasing cloud efficiency, offers budget alerts and recommendations via SMS and email, provides APIs for connecting cloud billing and usage data to any business or financial system, and more.
AWS Config and Cloudability can be primarily classified as "Cloud Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by AWS Config are:
- Configuration Visibility
- Fully Managed
- Easy to get started
On the other hand, Cloudability provides the following key features:
- Track the KPIs that matter most to you- Create completely customizable cost and usage reports that focus on your business's most critical cloud metrics.
- See trends in your cloud before they happen- Eliminate surprises in your cloud usage and spending with daily email updates, cost predictions, alerts and custom usage/spending reports.
- Target your problem instance(s)- See which of your instances are costing the most, find unused resources, track your footprint by region, and much more.
"Backed by Amazon" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS Config over the competitors, whereas "Cloud usage stats" was stated as the key factor in picking Cloudability.