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The Team

The team behind Kostner has spent more than 10 years consulting with some of the biggest technology companies in Denmark and abroad on Cost Optimization.

Kostner Media

FLSmidth used 500,000 DKK on a software check using our technology and saved 12 mio. DKK. 
“Kostner, as the company is called, charged half-a-million DKK to let its own-developed technology go through FLSmidth’s global it-systems. And the savings on the new three-year contract was easy to spot”. 
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Former police prosecutor chasing money waste. 
“Today, software is a lot more expensive than hardware. If you change to more powerful hardware, you are able to run lots of virtual servers on the same machine”.
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More methods to save money on software. 
“5. Isn’t there any other possibility to safe on expenses attached to software licenses? Yes, the new Danish startup, Kostner has developed a technology, which is especially relevant to big companies who wants to save money”.
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Are you paying too much for your software licenses? Here are 3 signs that you could save lots of money. 
“The Danish IT-entreprenuer og IT-optimization consultant Mikkel Næsager points out three pitfalls, which can lead to a expensive overconsumption of licenses.”
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Kostner Speaks

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Blogposts

How to convince upper management NOT to move to public cloud

You know the scene, your CFO, CIO, CEO, Chief Whatever, just got back from the latest event hosted by a management consulting firm, and she is all excited about public cloud: “If we don’t move to public cloud today, we’re a dinosaur”. You, being the informed IT manager or professional know full well, it is…

New Servers = Fewer 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 hardware. Today the cost of hardware is no longer the most significant portion of the costs of running a server platform. For VMware platforms, the hardware typically makes up less…

Since when did choosing the more reliable, cheaper, and better performing option became something you had to defend?

Since the massive cloud hype marketing machine came to town, that’s when! From our analysis, we can prove beyond any doubt and uncertainty, buying cloud IAAS is significantly more expensive – 2.4 TIMES more expensive – than placing infrastructure in the datacenter. We have analyzed tens of thousands of servers and found universally, on-premises wins…

The 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 dialogue between the people installing and managing software (DBAs) and the people managing the Microsoft contract. Question #1: Which of these SQL Servers are running in a Active/Passive failover…

KOSTNER SPEAKS

VMWorld Barcelona, 2017

CTO and evangelist Mikkel Naesager talking about how to convince your boss new hardware is a good idea.

VMWorld Barcelona, 2017

CTO and evangelist Mikkel Naesager talking about On Premises vs Cloud – what is true and what is false.