CloudHealth vs. Apptio Cloudability Comparison

Which is the best Cloud Cost Management provider for you?

November 23, 2022

Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

✋ Most important consideration

  • Both tools cater to the same kind of enterprise buyer looking to build a “Cloud Center of Excellence”. CloudHealth has better integrations with SaaS and PaaS providers and better reporting tools for the Finance department, whereas Cloudability has a more delightful and accessible user interface.

🤔 Strongly consider CloudHealth over Apptio Cloudability if

  • You want better integration with alerting and incident management tools.
  • You want more than cloud cost management, but a broader “cloud management” platform spanning cloud governance, cost management, compliance, and security.

🤔 Strongly consider Apptio Cloudability over CloudHealth if

  • You use Atlassian Jira for issue management and would like to send cost-related issues to Jira. CloudHealth sends security issues to Jira only.
  • You want deeper integration with AWS CloudTrail, AWS Service API, and CloudWatch Container Insights to give more context to your cost events and reports.
  • Generally speaking, buyers prefer the UI of Apptio Cloudability.

📝Other Notes

  • In comparison to CloudHealth, the Apptio Cloudability platform makes it easier to tie infrastructure costs to cost centers.


CloudHealth by VMware is a robust cloud management platform suitable for enterprises aiming to build a “Cloud Center of Excellence”. As a pioneer in Cloud Financial Management, CloudHealth was one of the first platforms capable of supporting multi-cloud environments at the enterprise level. It offers a suite of tools to help businesses manage and optimize cloud cost, usage, security, and governance, making it a vital component for successful cloud financial management.

Apptio Cloudability

Apptio Cloudability is tailored for enterprises striving to establish a “Cloud Center of Excellence” and deeply rooted in promoting the FinOps practice. It offers businesses a detailed understanding of their cloud costs and usage, driving accountability and facilitating more strategic decisions. The design and capabilities of Cloudability reflect the FinOps principles, thus encouraging better cloud financial management and operational efficiency.

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  • CloudHealth has a slow ingestion period for cost reports from AWS and other providers, sometimes taking several days to make the cost metrics visible on their platform.

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About the Author

Louis-Victor Jadavji (or "LV") is a recognized leader in the cloud services industry. He's helped 50+ digital native companies like ModusBox, Later, and NS1 choose the right cloud stack for their applications. His work has been featured in Forbes (30 Under 30 All-Star), HuffPost, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Inc. Magazine.

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