Cloud Economics

The Agility Bubble


Mainstream IT is under a great burden – to lower operational costs and unleash agility. These oil-and-water, conflicting objectives are at the core of the lead­ership churn occurring behind the walls of today’s most trusted institutions. CXOs are freaking out. The heavy weight of technical debt and fast-moving competitive waters leave little room for classic […]

Why You Need an Enterprise Cloud Managed Service Provider


As enterprises formulate plans for their future IT needs, one trend is clear: cloud will be front and center. According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 21% in 2018 to total $186.4 billion, up from $153.5 billion in 2017, with the largest chunk of the revenue making its way […]

Cloud-Based QoS – Committing to “Cloud Quality”


How is your cloud doing? Is it delivering performance according to plan? Is it generating value for the organization as quickly as you projected? If you are relatively new to the cloud, you are probably asking yourself these exact questions – and coming up empty for answers. The problem cloud users run up against is […]

True Cloud Justification: Moving Beyond TCO Savings


Who is disrupting your market…your competitors or you? When small teams of aggressive entrepreneurs can compete with legacy, industry dominating companies, the whole paradigm of stability is turned upside down. When well established companies lose market share to new startups, gone are the classic metrics for technology success. Counterintuitively, when these companies find themselves in […]

The Importance of Considering Cost Avoidance in the Cloud


We recently worked with a client to conduct a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) analysis of moving their workloads from their two colocation facilities to AWS. The client had very high costs for the colocation facilities, which was the compelling catalyst for migrating to the cloud and consolidating current facilities. […]