How NimbleCommerce Improved Cloud Cost Management and Cut Annual Cloud Costs by 46%

For most IT leaders, completing a migration to the cloud isn’t the end of cloud worries. After you migrate, you still may wonder: “What if we go over budget?” “What if we experience performance issues?” “Given the cloud’s complexity, how do get an accurate picture of our cloud so that we can manage our costs?”

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Cloudamize and RiverMeadow: Working Together to Ease Your Move to the Cloud

At Cloudamize, we constantly look for ways to make it easier for our clients to move to the cloud. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we will now integrate with RiverMeadow Software® Inc., a leading provider of cross-hypervisor, Lift & Shift server migration. Together the integrated Cloudamize and RiverMeadow platforms will help companies improve the ease, speed, and accuracy of moving to and operating in the cloud.

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5 Key Things to Know Before Migrating Applications to the Cloud

We all know that migrating applications to the cloud doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a lot of planning to develop a strategy that will result in successful execution. Here are five things to know before migrating applications to the cloud. Neglecting to consider any of them can have a negative impact on your overall cloud migration planning and execution.

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The Benefits of a Multi-Cloud Strategy

The reason spring-cleaning causes us so much stress isn’t the cleaning itself. It isn’t moving all the big stuff out of the way, nor is it all the vacuuming and dusting that we do before we put everything back in place. Instead, the reason that spring-cleaning is such an onerous chore is because of all the decisions we must make. If our closets are overstuffed, which things do we move to the basement? What do we store under the bed? What do we donate, sell, or toss out? Each individual item gets considered and many get reorganized into a new spot.

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Right-Sizing: What It Is, How To Do It, and How it Saved One Company 40% on Its Cloud Costs

Goldilocks had it easy. The fairy tale character walked into a house, tasted a few bowls of porridge, and found her “just right” fit on her third try. But for organizations migrating their infrastructure to the cloud, finding the “just right” fit is a lot more complicated. Unlike Goldilocks, organizations migrating to the cloud face over 25 million cloud configuration options. These options include different combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and capacity, and it’s quite challenging to figure out which is right for you.

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3 Steps to Accurately Provisioning for Compute Resources When Migrating to the Cloud

Before moving to the cloud, it’s critical to conduct a thorough workload performance analysis and to understand the various cloud options for your workloads. If you don’t have a clear understanding of your projected needs before you move, you’ll likely choose the wrong instances, resulting in cost and performance issues.

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5 Things to Consider When You’re Thinking About Cloud Migration

“City or suburbs?” “Apartment or 1-acre lot?” “Cable or Satellite?”

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3 Tactics This Company Used to Reduce Its AWS Cloud Costs By 48%

Just like many things in life, the cloud is what you make of it. If you conduct a thorough analysis of your performance profile and use that data to make strategic cloud decisions, you’ll get to enjoy maximum performance at the lowest possible cost. But if you approach your cloud management without an active management approach, you’re almost guaranteed to suffer from cloud sprawl and overspend.

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How a Fortune 500 Company Built a Cloud Migration Plan for 1,000 Machines in Less Than One Month

Many large companies go into their cloud migration planning process assuming that the bigger they are, the more likely they are to fall. And in some cases, they may be right—but only if they rely on manual data collection and analysis. You see, assessing your cloud options and planning your migration with a manual process could cost you many man-hours while also increasing the likelihood of missing critical insights that can lead to expensive mistakes.

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[Infographic]: Avoid Flying Blind Into the Cloud or Your Cloud Budget Will Crash and Burn

Flying blind is never a practical approach. Unfortunately, we’ve seen many companies attempt their cloud migration planning without all the data and insights they need. They may collect some data to determine the server size, storage, and network bandwidth they’ll need for their current workloads. They may even explore pricing plans and compare on-premises vs. cloud-based solutions. But without a deep, comprehensive analysis, much of it is guesswork. What should result in significant cost savings at low risk turns out to be the opposite. In fact, our analysis shows that companies migrating to the cloud without leveraging all the right analytics spend 48% more than necessary (more on this is in the infographic below).

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