KEY INSIGHTS FROM OUR DATA

By using data, analytics, AI and other tools we cut through the complexity and get to the facts.

We have analyzed dozens of IT environments ranging from massive IT service providers and financial institutions, to NGOs and medium sized enterprises.

These environments have tens of thousands of servers, exabytes of storage, and savings potential in the tens of millions of dollars.

We want to share some of the insights gained with you.

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Public cloud is expensive:

Cloud is all the rage these days. Cloud first is the battle cry of Microsoft, Amazon, and Gartner. However, when simulating Infrastructure-as-a-Service items like VMs, SQL Servers, and Storage, our data shows Public Cloud to be 2.5 to 3 times more expensive in a lift-and-shift scenario. When switching to cloud make sure you have analyzed all possibilities to ensure you have the optimal and cost-effective transition possible. 

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Hardware should be replaced every 2 to 3 years

Server hardware comprises a smaller and smaller portion of overall IT costs. However, as most infrastructure software cost is driven by CPU configuration, keeping ageing machines around to “sweat the assets” is a very expensive strategy. Break-even time is somewhere around 2.5 to 3 years, not the 4 to 5 years we often see in customer environments today.