Cloud Economics

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. […]

Uncovering the Secrets of Cloud Leaders


What makes a company a “Cloud Leader?” In early 2017, CloudHealth Technologies released a survey called “Secrets of the Cloud Leaders” to find out. The results were illuminating. The survey of hundreds of IT executives identified a number of characteristics that separated top performers from the rest of the pack. Recently, we decided to learn […]

Why Your TCO Model is Wrong in the Cloud


The consumers of the public cloud want to understand what the future costs of the cloud will be, and when they will reap the benefits of their migration. Whether inspired by the opportunity to exit a data center, separate from expensive licensors, or reduce overhead for application support, companies starting their cloud journey often look […]

2 Cloud Tasks to Do Before 2017 Ends


Vacations are over, school is about to start, and people are starting to think about what to do in the four months until the end of the year. In IT, that means driving success in the cloud. Many IT managers have been incentivized with impending deadlines for shutting down enterprise data centers, migrating applications and […]