TCO / ROI

The Cloud ROI Killers


Companies who are successful at implementing their cloud strategies can produce impressive returns on their investments. As we outlined in our recent Cloud Economics blog post, there are many ways to achieve a sound ROI in the cloud. To achieve these savings, a company must execute on its cloud strategy quickly and effectively. The longer […]

Cloud Economics 2.0


Executive Summary In our previous cloud economics post, we explored the bigger picture of cloud economics, taking into account the value of agility and other soft costs that are often not considered in traditional CapEx vs. OpEx discussions. In this article, we uncover the best strategies for the financial monitoring of cloud services, which is […]

3 Key Factors Missing from Your Cloud Business Case


You want to justify some IT spending for cloud-based platforms. Your CEO or board has asked for a business case, and you’ve been scrambling to create one. Of course, you’ll include obvious items like capex versus opex. However, most business cases miss three important concepts: 1. The value of agility Yes, again. The problem with […]

The Enterprise Cloud’s Missing Piece: Autosizing


Have you moved into a public cloud lately? The first step is to choose the size of the machine instance from a standard machine configuration that has enough vCPUs and enough memory. Of course, cloud providers offer custom machine instances, so you can pick the exact right amount of vCPUs and memory. But whether it’s […]