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February 1st, 2021

Three Ways to Get the Most Azure for Your Money – and How to Get it Done!

A frequent reason for cost surprises is not taking full advantage of all the options for savings available in Azure. Here is how to change



January 25th, 2021

FinOps: Keep your costs in control with Cloud Financial Management

FinOps, or Financial Operations is the practice of managing and optimizing cloud costs for your financial



September 23rd, 2020

Who should be responsible for the Quarterly Tune-Up

A quarterly cloud cost tune-up is the way to balance the demand for speed and agility with cost efficiency. Delay or cancel the tune-up and you leave money on the table. But who should be responsible and how to get it done is not so straight



September 22nd, 2020

Who Broke Moore’s Law? And how?

Moore’s law of halving of cost per performance unit every couple of years is grinding to a halt – not because we no longer improve on technology, but because the gains from Moore’s law are no longer passed on to you as a consumer of technology



September 16th, 2020

Quarterly Task: Checking for Updated Services

Cloud services change on a daily basis. Learn the key concepts to use in your quarterly tune-up to ensure you keep your costs down.



September 8th, 2020

Three Ways to make your Tune-Up Easier

You can get help for your quarterly cloud cost Tune-Up from tools, your service provider, or from consultants. Get tips on when to use what - and what to look out



September 7th, 2020

Crucial Elements in Cloud Cost Tune-Up

The Quarterly Cloud Cost Tune-Up is about taking a snapshot of your current environment and finding the optimal price configuration against the service and price catalog of your cloud



August 28th, 2020

Cloud is Dynamic – so should your Cost Management be

Your cloud environment is dynamic, with new workloads and services being migrated or developed every week and the existing services expanding. This calls for a dynamic approach to cloud cost management – a quarterly cloud cost



August 19th, 2020

Who should be in charge of managing Cloud Costs?

Cloud Cost Management is a job in and of itself. It simply takes more time to keep up with ways to save, and analyzing those ways and how it applies to your environment, than someone can set aside on top of other



June 30th, 2020

The best way to save on Cloud is the one you GET DONE

We’re different because everything we do is about ensuring you Get. Savings. Done. In one week. In just a few hours in fact. Our independence allows us to focus on just that one thing – making sure you get savings done.



June 12th, 2020

Help: My Azure Monetary Commit is too Large!

Here are three ways to save even if your commitment is larger than you need. #1: Your Azure Monetary Commit may be “True Down Eligible” #2: Buy Reservations for future use #3: Continue



May 14th, 2020

Four Steps to Cost Savings

"Consume less" is a good piece of advice but it is not exactly actionable. We suggest four simple steps to consume less in a way where you will immediately see an impact on your



May 7th, 2020

AWS: A New Way to Save Alert

Until now in AWS for storage, it’s either been too big or too small (or too fast or too slow), with fast(ish) EBS and slow S3 being your choices. Now, there is a “just right” option with UltraWarm storage tier for Elasticsearch.



May 1st, 2020

How long should I wait before buying reservations?

The short and in most cases straight forward answer is: start reserving now! In this blog post we will give you some of the reasons why this is the case.



April 22nd, 2020

Try a new Azure reservation? [Get our 3 best tips]

In this blog we will share with you the three categories of reservations where our customers could be saving the most money



April 17th, 2020

Save money on Office 365

With all user-based software, you should do three things: Make sure you only license the users you need to. See if you can use a smaller license package. Consider other



March 31st, 2020

3 Ways to Reduce your Cloud Costs

Cloud can be a cost savings center, but organizations need governance and transparency to truly wrangle cloud consumption and rein in unchecked



March 24th, 2020

Public Cloud Revenue will reach 250+ billion dollars by 2020

Current trends are a gold mine for cloud providers, but what exactly does that mean for you? While cloud providers continue to make record profits every year, their customers are struggling to manage their costs and waste billions of



March 27th, 2019

Imagine if the CIO and CFO Shared a Bed?

A lot of the cloud cost management budget issue can be found in the disconnect between IT and finance departments which will ultimately hurt the business.



March 11th, 2019

IT Roles Are Changing – Are You Ready For The Future?

Much of this change and creation of new roles is down to the emergence of cloud. The trend is something all enterprises will be challenged with in the coming



February 28th, 2019

No Reason to Overpay for Cloud. Do Something About It

Monthly bills keep getting higher and spending on cloud services is not going to slow down any time soon. That is why ‘Cloud Cost Optimization’ is once again the top priority for most



February 21st, 2019

Cloud Shift Driving the Rise in Global IT Spend

Businesses are moving to cloud, shifting away from traditional systems and this trend is already having an impact on IT budgets and markets in the coming years.



February 7th, 2019

The Emergence of Cloud Cost Management

Cloud services do have their advantages, costs have reached higher levels than ever



January 23rd, 2019

AI one of the top trends in 2019

KOSTNER uses AI to create optimization and cost management in IT infrastructure, providing unique insight while cutting



January 14th, 2019

Top Challenges Facing CIO’s Today

Having spent the last couple of years optimizing IT infrastructure with firms in all shapes and sizes, we have compiled the biggest challenges facing the industry today for specific roles.



December 6th, 2018

Building a business on the backbone of AI

Artificial intelligence helps us with everyday tasks like getting from A to B and clearing unwanted spam emails from our mailbox. AI can assist us in many ways and make decisions beyond human capability.



November 12th, 2018

IT spending in EMEA is projected to rise in 2019

AI technology can find solutions for you, ensuring your IT infrastructure is run optimally with cost optimizing solutions. No matter where you run IT, there is money to be saved in the way you do



October 29th, 2018

Municipalities could save 380 million optimizing their IT

While consultancies can pitch big savings, AI can show you actual solutions to optimize costs by analyzing every possible scenario for an IT



October 24th, 2018

How AI can keep costs low as IT spending rises worldwide

The easiest way to increase profitability is to reduce costs. Cost optimization is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve with IT operation costs soaring like never



October 18th, 2018

AI can provide clarity for your IT future

With so many different solutions available, the decision of where and how to run IT goes deeper than deciding between cloud, outsourcing or running IT in-house.



October 17th, 2018

Treasure worth millions found in data center

Rumors of hidden treasure had been circulating in the industry for years. The treasure was discovered thanks new innovative AI



October 15th, 2018

Making good cost optimization decisions within IT

At Kostner, we believe it’s important to understand what you need. Have a look at this video with Mikkel Naesager to find out how we work with this question at Kostner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwPC_oEM8AA&feature=youtu.be Interested to learn



September 26th, 2018

Monthly webinar – learn more about cloud costs and benefits

More and more companies are switching to cloud storage, is your company following the trend? Did you know cloud storage prices are stagnant and not declining like other storage alternatives? Learn more about cloud costs and benefits in our co-founder Mikkel



September 26th, 2018

FL Smidth saved 12 million DKK on a software check

FLSmidth’s director of IT and IT security Mads Madsbjerg Hansen invested half a million kr. and now stands to save 12 million kr. on software.



September 19th, 2018

Who makes the decisions around here?

When we think about decision making in enterprises, we tend to think that decisions driving millions of dollars of costs are made at a high level by executives weighing long-term effectiveness and cost efficiency.



October 31st, 2017

Kostner Group: ready for international expansion

Helle and Mikkel Næsager founded Kostner, a company who use artificial intelligence and big data to analyse their clients’ it-infrastructure. With the company turning profits they have set their sights on expanding their business to the international



September 15th, 2017

How to convince your boss new hardware is a good idea

This video talks about how to convince your boss that new hardware is a good idea. Watch Mikkel Naesager answer this question and learn what we do at Kostner.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Kbt_GQ7Cbd0&feature=emb_title Interested



September 13th, 2017

On Premises vs Cloud – What is true and what is false

Listen to Kostners own evangelist Mikkel Naesager talking at VMWorld Barcelona, revealing what is true and what is false.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WcS9SoM_j8&feature=emb_title At Kostner we use facts and data, NOT hype and speculation.



June 23rd, 2017

New Servers = Lower Software Costs = Better Bottom Line

With all the hardware manufacturers launching new server lines with Intel’s latest CPUs, they are all forgetting the best reason of all to buy new HW. Today the cost of hardware is no longer the most significant portion of the costs of running a server



March 15th, 2017

3 licensing questions you should ask your SQL Server DBAs

We want to share a few insights into some of the things that drive unnecessary Software License Use. Sometimes all that is missing, is a




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You really should not have to worry about getting the benefits of Moore's Law.

The public cloud providers are – intentionally or not – making it impossible to benefit from falling prices without deep knowledge and advanced tools.

Do you have this uneasy feeling that you are overpaying? If so, I strongly recommend that you book a free meeting and understand how you might save money and time.