Newvem, which helps companies optimize their cloud usage through data analytics, is expanding by adding support for Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure, on top of Amazon Web Services.

Newvem for Azure Dashboard Data analytics startup Newvem now also offers cloud visibility for Windows Azure users

Newvem’s SaaS-based analytics service thus now offers visibility into Windows Azure inventory and workload usage, providing its customers with insights that may lead to improvements in terms of effective usage of Microsoft’s cloud platform.

Newvem’s offering enables Windows Azure users to visualize Windows Azure baseline usage, cost and inventory vitals, track and forecast trends, and ultimately align usage to improve margins and service levels.

Depending on who you’d ask, Windows Azure currently commands 20 percent or more of the public cloud market, and is expected to grow to 35 percent by year’s end.

Newvem for Azure Usage Heat Map Data analytics startup Newvem now also offers cloud visibility for Windows Azure users

The company’s founder and CEO, Zev Laderman, said:

“Our objective is to help Windows Azure users use Windows Azure better. Newvem gives you the visibility to understand what you’re using and easily helps you use Windows Azure services in line with your business’s specific goals and needs.”

Newvem was founded in 2010 and raised $4 million in Series A funding with participation from Greylock, Eric Schmidt-backed Innovation Endeavors, and Index Ventures.

Similar offerings include Cloudability, Apptio’s CloudExpress and CloudCheckr.

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