PressRelease

cloud.config Portal Makes Possible to Check the Azure Billing for the First Time in Japan

Dec 19, 2016

cloud.config Portal, the service that allows you to grasp Azure billing at any time, and manage cloud usage fess for the first time in Japan, is now available via AppSouce. A new service provided by FIXER Inc. enables users to perform the previously difficult task of checking public cloud usage fees at any time.


FIXER Inc. (HQ: Minato, Tokyo; President and CEO: Seiichi Matsuoka; hereinafter "FIXER") has begun providing a service called cloud.config Portal via AppSource, a platform for providing SaaS-type services to business users, which was announced by Microsoft this July. cloud.config Portal is the first service provided to the Japanese market that allows users to check and manage their Microsoft Azure (hereinafter "Azure") usage fees at any time.


cloud.config Portal

cloud.config Portal is a system that allows anyone to easily check their cloud usage situation (consumption and fees). In response to the demands of many customers, this system was developed by FIXER, which has a record of developing and constructing cloud systems as a cloud service vendor, developing specialized full managed service businesses, and performing many cases of Azure introduction. cloud.config Portal helps to prevent shadow IT associated with cloud usage, reduce the burden of system operation on administrators, and optimize IT costs associated with accounting and settlement tasks.


Users can also consolidate information about multiple subscriptions according to their needs, and carry out unified management by department, by service, or by project, for example. Because this service is provided via AppSource, customers all over the world can begin using the service right away, with no need to perform complicated registration procedures. FIXER also provides a free trial version, which users can easily try out via AppSource.


Note that, although cloud.config Portal can be used by customers who have an Enterprise Agreement or a Cloud Service Provider agreement for Azure, the version currently provided via AppSource is for Enterprise Agreement customers. FIXER plans to provide a version of cloud.config Portal for Cloud Service Provider customers via AppSource in the near future.


・cloud.config Portal service details page: (on AppSource) https://appsource.microsoft.com/ja-jp/product/azure/fixer.35ef0dd8-af36-423c-b823-1a7f8a44a6b3 (Japanese)
・cloud.config Portal service page: cloud.config Portal


FIXER plans to continue its efforts to create new value by combining the functionality provided by Azure with cutting-edge technologies such as AI and machine learning, and to continue to provide impressive services to its customers. FIXER has received the following endorsement from Microsoft Japan regarding this announcement.


■ Akihiro Takahashi, Executive General Manager and Executive Officer, Microsoft Japan

Microsoft Japan extends a warm welcome to the cloud.config Portal service, which FIXER has begun providing as the first service of its kind in Japan. AppSource is a new service that allows business users to search for, try, and install SaaS apps for mission-critical tasks provided by Microsoft and Microsoft's partners over a website.


We feel strongly that FIXER's early adoption of this new business model for the provision of its applications has great value in terms of support for the Azure business. In addition, because it allows users to manage a variety of Azure services at once and to acquire information in real time, we believe that this new service, cloud.config Portal, is a highly valuable service that will allow corporate users to make more effective use of Azure. Microsoft Japan plans to continue to collaborate with FIXER to support digital transformations that bring new value to our customers' businesses.


■ About FIXER Inc.

Established: November 6, 2009
Representative: President and CEO Seiichi Matsuoka
Corporate website: https://fixer.co.jp
cloud.config website: https://cloud-config.jp


FIXER Inc. provides cloud solutions, including the full managed service cloud.config, which consistently provides all aspects of a public cloud service, from introduction and design to 24-hour, 365-day operation, as well as monitoring and maintenance. FIXER also has a history of actual results when it comes to Microsoft Azure introduction, and its activities to popularize Microsoft Azure have been highly praised.


The company was recognized as Microsoft Japan Partner of the Year in 2013 and 2014, and was awarded the top Cloud Service Vendor award at the Microsoft Azure Partner Awards. FIXER was also certified as a member of Microsoft's partner program Cloud Solution Provider Program in July 2015, and was the first Japanese corporation to be so certified for providing services that support Azure. FIXER also serves as the representative director of the general incorporated association Azure Council Experts (https://a-c-e.biz), where it deploys effective collaboration to popularize Azure, train engineers, and share know-how. In these ways, FIXER leads the expansion of the Azure market.


■ For inquiries about this press release, contact:

FIXER Inc., Public Relations Department
TEL: 03-3455-7755 FAX: 03-3455-7500
E-mail: prd@fixer.co.jp


■ Point of contact for inquiries related to services (for customers)

cloud.config support
TEL: 03-3455-3377 / FAX: 03-3455-7500
E-mail: support@cloud-config.jp


cloud.config is a registered trademark of FIXER Inc. The other company, organization, product, and service names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.