Operational insights — all in one place

Lightstream Connect™  unites your cloud and network accounting and analytics together without any disruption to your existing services. The intuitive dashboard is driven by real-time data and robust interactive reporting makes it easy to optimize cost savings and consolidated billing for all your cloud and network assets.

Start optimizing your IT spend with Lightstream Connect™

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Gain clarity into your spend

Lightstream Connect gives you deep insights into your cloud and network spending with advanced cost analysis tools. Manage your cloud and network inventory, identify cost drivers, track trends by product, circuit, instances or tags, and uncover opportunities for optimization, enabling you to make informed financial decisions.

Consolidate network & cloud billing

Can you imagine having all of your network and cloud bills from all of your carriers and cloud providers in one place? Now you can.

Simplify cost allocation

Simplify cost allocation across teams or business units effortlessly using tagging. Lightstream Connect Software helps you ensure accurate cost attribution and facilitate collaboration between stakeholders.

Monitor, track and optimize

Monitor and track cloud resource usage in real-time. Lightstream Connect Software provides detailed visibility into your cloud and network inventory, allowing you to optimize resource allocation, identify idle resources, and reduce unnecessary costs.

Manage your reserved instances

Lightstream Connect™ gives you an in-depth view of your reserved instances for AWS and Azure. View your on-demand cost vs your effective RI cost to contrast savings. Track your spend, usage, amortized savings, and RI contract start & end dates.  Analyze waste, and view recommendations about how to enhance your savings. It’s the easiest way to manage your RI’s and stay on top of your RI commitments.

FinOps Solutions

Gain access to a range of financial operations (FinOps) tools and strategies to maximize cost efficiency. Leverage automated rightsizing recommendations, manage reserved instances savings plans, and adopt best practices for a cost-aware architecture. Take charge of your cloud finances, drive cost savings, and achieve optimal cloud utilization. Streamline your financial operations and unlock the full potential of your network and cloud investments with Lightstream’s powerful FinOps solutions.

Lightstream Connect™ Features

  • Graphical utilization and stats dashboards
  • Consolidate billing for network & cloud assets
  • Cost optimization tools & recommendations
  • Order management
  • Sorting features: vendor, cost, tags and more
  • Connectivity maps
  • Services and device inventory
  • Contract start and end dates
  • Monitoring tools & alerts
  • Powerful allocation tools with tagging & grouping

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