Public Cloud Cost Clarity And Optimisation – At No Additional Cost

Ensuring cost clarity and optimisation on any public cloud platform is valuable.

Ensuring cost clarity and optimisation on any public cloud platform is valuable. Unfortunately, most companies struggle with attaining either or both of these goals. We at Nordcloud believe that a real Solution Provider should do this for the customer. At no additional cost.

For years public cloud has delivered IT Infrastructure as it should be, an on-demand service charging only for the actual use. Resources and services can be fired up and turned off instantly and programmatically as they are needed. More often than not, users are quick to move ahead in resource and service use – but a lot slower in cleaning up or shutting down unnecessary resources.

Public Cloud Cost Clarity And Optimisation

Billing data is very granular and can even go down to the level of cost of an individual request, delivered kilobyte or second of resource use. This granularity delivers the ultimate “pay only for what you use” promise. The flip side is that with any significant public cloud use, the billing data becomes huge and eventually a nightmare to make any sense of. We have all heard which road is paved with good intentions!

Public cloud cost clarity means really understanding what is driving its costs, how costs could be contained – and ultimately who should pay for these costs. A pay-as-you-go model does not really work if the costs are allocated inaccurately in the organisation. To add to the mix, providers offer several ways to reduce service costs by choosing the right service types, through volume discounts, reservations or discounts from continued use. While buying public cloud services has become more flexible it has also become more complex.

Our customers are undisputed leaders in their respective fields. They use the public cloud to make product and service innovations, deliver value to their customers every day and disrupt their industries. This is their core competence – not necessarily the public cloud itself. A master carpenter often does not know how to make the best possible chisel, he just uses it artfully. Why should a world leader in specialist travel experiences shift their focus to public cloud cost reporting, sorting out allocations every month or try to learn ways to save money?

Monitor And Analyse The Public Cloud Spend

Public cloud cost optimisation requires deep and consistently current understanding of the many ways to purchase it – and how they would fit the organisation’s current and planned use. You pay too much If you don’t do anything – you may pay too much if you optimise the wrong way. Our customers’ experiences and skills in cost optimisation vary greatly and results follow this variance. As with many other things in life – optimisation is best left to experts.

We at Nordcloud help our customers with both cost clarity and cost optimisation. We provide our customers with Nordcloud Insight, a proprietary tool, enabling our customers to view, monitor and analyse their public cloud spend in various ways. We also provide regular cost optimisation proposals driven by both artificial and real intelligence on how to save costs from the public cloud. Most importantly, we do this as continuous operations – professional cost optimisation is not a one-time event.

So far we have found meaningful cost savings opportunities from all of our customers – even those considered widely as best practitioners in the field. Typically we find opportunities ranging from 20-30% of their current public cloud costs. In the “best practitioner” category, our findings have still been well over 10%.

We deliver cost clarity and cost optimisation at no additional cost to our customers. We believe public cloud is different. We believe our customers should also be treated differently from the traditional hosting company customers.

Why not contact us and see how we could not only deliver cost clarity to you but also lower your cost of public cloud.

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    Nordcloud ist führender „Accelerator“ für „Managed Public Cloud“ in Deutschland!

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    Public Cloud is der Key Enabler für die digitale Transformation, doch die meisten Unternehmen brauchen externe Expertise, um sie bei den strukturellen Veränderungen zu unterstützen. Nordcloud wurde im aktuellen Anbietervergleich „Vendor Universe 2018“ im Bereich „Managed Public Cloud Provider“ vom unabhängigen IT-Forschungs- und Beratungsunternehmen Crisp Research zum „Accelerator“ ausgezeichnet. 

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    Crisp untersuchte Research fünf für Deutschland relevante Cloud-Märkte und die darin tätigen Dienstleister, um Entscheidern in Unternehmen eine Leitlinie zu geben und die größten Handlungsfelder innerhalb der Branche zu analysieren. Zusammen mit 16 weiteren Anbietern wurde Nordcloud in der Marktrubrik „Managed Public Cloud Provider“ getestet. Die Bewertungskriterien wurden dabei in die zwei Hauptkategorien „Service / Product Value Creation“ und „Vendor Performance“ unterteilt.

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    Wir sind stolz, dass sich Nordcloud bereits kurz nach dem deutschen Markteintritt zu einem der führenden Managed Public Cloud Services entwickelt hat.

    Uli Baur, Country Manager, Nordcloud DACH

     

    Das Ergebnis bestätigt Nordclouds Vorreiterposition innerhalb der Cloud Computing-Branche: In der Kategorie „Service / Product Value Creation“ erzielte das finnische Unternehmen den Höchstwert von 85 Prozent (Durchschnittswert: 62 Prozent), für die „Vendor Performance“ erhielt es insgesamt 81 Prozent (Durchschnittswert: 58 Prozent).

    Besonders in den Bereichen „Service Portfolio“, „Integration“ und „Customer Experience“ konnte Nordcloud überzeugen.

    Carlo Velten, Senior Analyst und CEO von Crisp Research gratuliert: „Nordcloud befindet sich derzeit auf der Überholspur der Managed Public Cloud Services und führt das Feld erfolgreich an. Unsere unabhängige Analyse hat gezeigt, dass Nordclouds End-to-End-Multi-Cloud-Service den Kunden ein marktführendes, umfangreiches Partnernetzwerk sowie tiefreichende Technologie-Expertise in den Bereichen IT-Infrastruktur, DevOps und neue Technologie-Paradigmen bietet.“

    Nordcloud befindet sich derzeit auf der Überholspur der Managed Public Cloud Services und führt das Feld erfolgreich an. 

    Carlo Velten, CEO, Crisp Research

    Uli Baur, Country Manager Nordcloud DACH pflichtet dem bei: „Wir sind stolz, dass sich Nordcloud bereits kurz nach dem deutschen Markteintritt zu einem der führenden Managed Public Cloud Services entwickelt hat. Cloud Computing hat durch die voranschreitende digitale Transformation branchenübergreifend an Relevanz gewonnen, doch nur wenige Unternehmen verfügen über das nötige Fachpersonal und Know-how, um die strukturellen Veränderungen alleine zu meistern. Dienstleister wie Nordcloud unterstützen Unternehmen dabei, ihre Geschäftsprozesse zu beschleunigen und mithilfe von Cloud-Lösungen in Zukunft wettbewerbsfähig zu bleiben.“

     

    Public Cloud ist der Key Enabler für Innovation

    Nordcloud und Crisp Research haben in einer aktuellen Studie die Strategien und das Mindset zu Public Clouds im deutschen Mittelstand untersucht und die Ansprüche an Managed Public Cloud Provider analysiert. Deutsche Unternehmen legen einen immer stärkeren Fokus auf die Public Cloud und sind dabei auf die externe Expertise von IT-Service- und Consulting-Anbieter angewiesen.

    Managed Public Cloud Provider als gefragte Experten

    Da sowohl die Transformation in die Public Cloud als auch der Betrieb dieser Systeme zum Teil hochkomplex sind, greift die große Mehrheit der befragten Unternehmen (79 Prozent) auf die Unterstützung externer Dienstleister zurück. 52 Prozent gaben an mit einem, 19 Prozent mit zwei Managed Public Cloud Providern zusammenzuarbeiten. Die externe Expertise wird dabei nahezu in allen Teilbereichen beansprucht, von der Cloud-Strategie (64 Prozent), dem Monitoring und Management (54 Prozent) über die Entwicklung der API-Strategie (51 Prozent) bis hin zur Entwicklung von DevOps-Betriebskonzepten (51 Prozent). Managed Public Cloud Providern wird somit eine hohe strategische Relevanz zuteil.

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      Nordcloud named the leading ‘accelerator’ in the cloud computing industry

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      Vendor Universe 2018 in the area of Managed Public Cloud Provider

      Nordcloud, one of Europe’s leading providers of public cloud infrastructure solutions, has been named a leading ‘accelerator’ by independent IT research and consulting firm Crisp Research in the current vendor comparison ‘Vendor Universe 2018’ in the area of ‘Managed Public Cloud Provider’.

      In this comprehensive study, Crisp Research examined five cloud markets relevant for Germany and the service providers active in them in order to provide decision-makers in companies with guidelines and to analyse the largest fields of action within the industry. Together with 16 other providers, Nordcloud was tested in the market category ‘Managed Public Cloud Provider‘. The evaluation criteria were divided into the two main categories: ‘Service / Product Value Creation’ and ‘Vendor Performance’.

      The result confirms Nordcloud’s pioneering position within the cloud computing industry

      In the category ‘Service / Product Value Creation’ the Finnish company achieved the highest value of 85 percent (average value: 62 percent), for ‘Vendor Performance’ it received a total of 81 percent (average value: 58 percent). Nordcloud was particularly convincing in the areas of ‘Service Portfolio’, ‘Integration’ and ‘Customer Experience’.

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      Nordcloud has developed into one of the leading Managed Public Cloud Services in the German market

      Carlo Velten, Senior Analyst and CEO of Crisp Research congratulates: ‘Nordcloud is currently in the fast lane of Managed Public Cloud Services and successfully leads the field. Our independent analysis has shown that Nordcloud’s end-to-end multi-cloud service offers customers a market-leading, extensive partner network and deep technology expertise in the areas of IT infrastructure, DevOps and new technology paradigms’.

      Ulrich Baur, Country Manager of Nordcloud Germany agrees: ‘We are proud that shortly after entering the German market, Nordcloud has developed into one of the leading Managed Public Cloud Services Providers. Cloud computing has gained in relevance across industries as a result of the advancing digital transformation, but only a few companies have the specialist staff and know-how to master the structural changes alone. Service providers like Nordcloud are helping companies accelerate their business processes and stay competitive in the future with cloud solutions.’

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        Public cloud cost clarity and optimisation – at no additional cost

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        Ensuring cost clarity and optimisation on any public cloud platform is valuable. Unfortunately, most companies struggle with attaining either or both of these goals. We at Nordcloud believe that a real Solution Provider should do this for the customer. At no additional cost.

        For years public cloud has delivered IT Infrastructure as it should be, an on-demand service charging only for the actual use. Resources and services can be fired up and turned off instantly and programmatically as they are needed. More often than not, users are quick to move ahead in resource and service use – but a lot slower in cleaning up or shutting down unnecessary resources.

        Public cloud cost clarity and optimisation

        Billing data is very granular and can even go down to the level of cost of an individual request, delivered kilobyte or second of resource use. This granularity delivers the ultimate “pay only for what you use” promise. The flip side is that with any significant public cloud use, the billing data becomes huge and eventually a nightmare to make any sense of. We have all heard which road is paved with good intentions!

        Public cloud cost clarity means really understanding what is driving its costs, how costs could be contained – and ultimately who should pay for these costs. A pay-as-you-go model does not really work if the costs are allocated inaccurately in the organisation. To add to the mix, providers offer several ways to reduce service costs by choosing the right service types, through volume discounts, reservations or discounts from continued use. While buying public cloud services has become more flexible it has also become more complex.

        Our customers are undisputed leaders in their respective fields. They use the public cloud to make product and service innovations, deliver value to their customers every day and disrupt their industries. This is their core competence – not necessarily the public cloud itself. A master carpenter often does not know how to make the best possible chisel, he just uses it artfully. Why should a world leader in specialist travel experiences shift their focus to public cloud cost reporting, sorting out allocations every month or try to learn ways to save money?

        Monitor and analyse the public cloud spend

        Public cloud cost optimisation requires deep and consistently current understanding of the many ways to purchase it – and how they would fit the organisation’s current and planned use. You pay too much If you don’t do anything – you may pay too much if you optimise the wrong way. Our customers’ experiences and skills in cost optimisation vary greatly and results follow this variance. As with many other things in life – optimisation is best left to experts.

        We at Nordcloud help our customers with both cost clarity and cost optimisation. We provide our customers with Nordcloud Insight, a proprietary tool, enabling our customers to view, monitor and analyse their public cloud spend in various ways. We also provide regular cost optimisation proposals driven by both artificial and real intelligence on how to save costs from the public cloud. Most importantly, we do this as continuous operations – professional cost optimisation is not a one-time event.

        So far we have found meaningful cost savings opportunities from all of our customers – even those considered widely as best practitioners in the field. Typically we find opportunities ranging from 20-30% of their current public cloud costs. In the “best practitioner” category, our findings have still been well over 10%.

        We deliver cost clarity and cost optimisation at no additional cost to our customers. We believe public cloud is different. We believe our customers should also be treated differently from the traditional hosting company customers.

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          NIC: Future Edition – A Recap

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          Last week, the Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) kicked off in Oslo, Norway for the seventh time. After the conference’s first debut in 2012, it has become one of the most valued events in the Nordics to attend.

          NIC has grown to become one of the biggest events in the Nordics and allows business individuals and IT experts to achieve a deeper understanding of the future of the IT industry. The conference not only brings with it 1,000 plus attendees, but some of the biggest IT Vendors like Nordcloud, AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Veeam, redhat, Citrix, and many more.

          What separates NIC from other conferences is its ability to aim at the growing trends in the Nordic region. This year there was certainly a lot of Microsoft focused talks at the conference, but it was broken down into nine different categories providing up to more than 100+ hours of sessions over three days. This year the eight different categories focused on Server & Client, Cloud Platform, Management & Automation, Security, Cloud Productivity and Analytics, CxO, Partners, and Instructor-Led Hands-on-Labs.

          The biggest speakers this year were legends themselves, John Craddock (Identity and Security Architect), Paula Januszkiewicz (CEO, Cybersecurity Expert), Sami Laiho (Windows OS), and a lot more Microsoft MVP’s. Not forgetting our own Nordcloud CTO Ilja Summala (Cloud Expert), who along with the others gave a fantastic speech about the past and future of IT.

          We hope that everyone enjoyed the event and want to thank all the wonderful people who came by the Nordcloud stand to not only to take part in our Nintendo Switch giveaway but to learn more about what Nordcloud can do for you. See you all next year!

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