- Why Change?
It can be difficult to predict which video game is going to be the next global hit — which means as a gaming company, you need to be ready to maximize your profit when success strikes. The challenge is, if you don’t have a granular understanding of your AWS architecture, it’s impossible to know how costs will change along with your growth in active users — and which features will drive the most cost.
The CloudZero Cloud Cost Intelligence Platform delivers relevant and timely insight to both publishers and developers, so you can proactively architect for cost efficiency — while gaining business-level insight to drive your decision making.
Control and predict cloud cost from planning, through development, and after delivery.
With granular cloud cost intelligence, consumable updates, and automated anomaly alerting — all aligned to your business — CloudZero helps you continually understand the cost to build and run your games. You’ll have ongoing understanding about changes to your cost — whether you’re experiencing healthy signs of growth or a bad actor spiking your cost.
Make better decisions about how to monetize your game.
It’s challenging enough to determine exactly how to monetize your game — whether it’s an initial upfront purchase, in-game upgrades, or a subscription model. Once you understand the cost to build and run different parts of a game, you can make revenue decisions that maximize margins, which helps your business, whether your goal is to be the next big gaming company or position yourself for acquisition.
CloudZero is available in the AWS Marketplace.
“When we start projects, we can closely monitor the cost to make sure that they are what we expected them to be —and we can react quickly if they’re not. If we’re building a new service, we can see quite clearly in CloudZero how our costs are affected as soon as it starts to take traffic.”
Align studios, dev teams, and publishers — by providing them visibility into their own impact on hosting costs.
Developers are focused on building the best, most innovative games — but cost isn’t always top of mind, especially if they don’t have visibility into it. CloudZero gives development teams visibility into the cost to build and run features they’re working on — which enables publishers to set meaningful constraints. Meanwhile, publishers gain a window into overall costs, so they can understand the cost to run every aspect of their games.
Ensure costs scale efficiently with your daily or monthly active users.
The benefit of AWS is the ability to scale up and down along with demand — but that can only be realized if you’ve built optimized architecture. CloudZero helps you understand how your costs will change as your daily or monthly active users fluctuate — and how your users’ interaction with different features will impact those costs. Then, you can make targeted decisions to improve those costs, such as moving certain features to serverless. By strategically identifying areas to optimize — you'll never need to choose between driving player engagement and worrying about runaway costs.