What do you like best?
I like how easy it is to use and the comprehensive insights Beam gives you in your environment
The cost and usage reports have been very valuable as an administrator and communicating this to our executive team
I think the compliance tool is another valuable tool when dealing with resources that have certain compliance requirements
The other nice thing about the cost management is the ability to create budgets and alerts
The scheduled reports are a nice to have a well, this allowed me to automatically communicate changes and billing to our executive teams
What do you dislike?
The support isn't as good as it used to be when it was Botmetric
I would appreciate more out of the box reports to choose from.
One reason we longer use BEAM is the way it's now priced, it became to expensive once Nutanix bought out BotMetric
AWS reporting is getting better so they will need to continue improving the product to provide value for the customer.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Do the evaluation and see if it's worth the cost
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We use Beam for our reporting and staying on top of our environment from security holes to under consumed resources.
We have also used this for cost and usage reporting to help our executives understand the costs associated with the environment