Cloud Economics

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 […]

AWS for Enterprises — A Minimum Viable Cloud Approach


About six years ago when I talked with my senior manager at a prior company about the idea of using public cloud services to expand our technology infrastructure, he quickly expressed doubt about the value of the approach. There were several reasons for his reaction, which he revealed in the following questions: How secure 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. […]

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 […]