There is a growing group of tools to help companies track and optimize their cloud usage. Some are specific to Amazon's cloud, such as Newvem, which recently began charging money to use some of its services. Other players in the market include Cloudyn and Cloud Cruiser, among others. In addition to providing analysis of cloud usage, those services also recommend to customers which specific instances types are best sized and most cost-effective for the customer to use, which are features beyond the scope of the Janitor Monkey tool.
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