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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Infographic: Active Cloud Cost Management Can Reduce Cloud Costs By Over 30%

If you’re like many organizations migrating to the cloud after years of managing on-premises data centers, you may be accustomed to more of a "set-it-and-forget-it" mindset when it comes to IT infrastructure management. Unfortunately, applying this same mindset to your cloud cost management will make it impossible for your organization to realize the full cost and performance benefits the cloud has to offer. 

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5 Ways to Cut Cloud Migration Costs (and Time)

As you prepare to migrate your infrastructure to the public cloud, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of data to consider and worried about whether you've anticipated all the challenges you’ll face along the way. You may also be concerned you’ll encounter surprises that will lead to delays and unexpected costs, forcing you to miss deadlines and go over budget.

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“The Cloud is Too Expensive”: 5 Common Mistakes That Are Driving Up Your Cloud Costs

Many users are still managing their cloud infrastructure as if it’s a traditional data center. They employ the “set it and forget it” mentality: they purchase capacity, but they do not actively scale it up and down to meet their ongoing performance needs. While they may have monitoring tools in place to ensure that their systems are functioning, they are not using these tools to take full advantage of the flexibility inherent in the cloud. Then, after a few months of running their infrastructure on the cloud, we hear the inevitable refrain: The Cloud is Too Expensive.

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The Two Cloud TCO Calculation Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making (And What They Can Cost You)

If you’re like most CIOs beginning the process of evaluating whether to move your company’s infrastructure to the cloud (or if you’ve already decided to move to the cloud and need to determine which one you should move to), you might be overwhelmed by the complexity of the task before you. After all, there are millions of potential cloud configurations available and, on top of having to understand the dizzying array of options, you need to make the financial case for moving to the cloud with an accurate cost-benefit analysis.

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Cloudamize Positioned for Significant Growth After 2016 Marks Strongest Year in Company’s History

We're proud to announce today that 2016 was the most successful year in Cloudamize's history, and we begin 2017 strong as the demand for cloud computing analytics and migration automation only continues to accelerate. 

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