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Cost Implications of various cloud compute options

Cloud platforms offer several compute options that have significant cost implications. As you are planning for the cloud make sure to examine the characteristics of your workload and then select the most suited compute option. In this blog we compare some cloud...

The Deep Discovery Conundrum in Cloud Planning

Is it essential for a cloud planning tool to provide deep discovery? In our experience in the last 12 months modeling over 750K machines for the cloud we've seen two diametrically opposing requirements for deep discovery. Read more about these opposing requirements...

AWS vs. Azure – A Features Comparison

AWS vs. Azure – A Features Comparison In August we worked with a client who was evaluating AWS and Azure as potential destinations for their on-premise applications. We created a chart comparing the high level features of AWS and Azure. The chart showed interesting...

Cloud Cost Planning in a Hybrid Environment

Basefarm is a European Managed Service Provider who specializes in managing applications that run in a hybrid (on-premise and in the cloud) environment. They contacted us because several of their clients ask about the cost differentials as they migrate applications to...

How the new Azure Buying Options Impact You

As of February 1st 2017, Microsoft has introduced some changes in how customer can buy Azure pay-as-you-go.  With these changes Microsoft intends to simplify and add value to end-customers as well as its vast community of channel partners. While there has been mixed...

The Anatomy of Cloud Costs Planning

Recently we had the pleasure of working with Polleo Systems to help them with their cost planning for the cloud. They have several hundred VMs and they were evaluating which of them to migrate to the cloud and why. Some word of mouth recommendations led them to ask us...

Observations from Modeling 5000 VMs

Recent trends in Cloud Costing. In a review of over 5000 VMs that were put through our cloud cost modeling tool, we distilled some interesting factoids: AWS costs were lowest across all the major clouds with the exception of custom templates in GCP (a relatively new...