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Cloud Management (FinOps).

Permettiamo la corretta gestione del cloud, dal dimensionamento
all’allocazione dei costi.

Our services

Cloud Management (FinOps).

We enable proper cloud management, from sizing to cost allocation.

Nowadays, many key components of IT are available by consumption, in the form of service (as-a-Service). Analysts estimate that cloud service spending is set to grow by 40% per year.  

The cloud’s variable spending model - from Capex to Opex - the difficulty of tracking ownership and the fact that consumption is spread across multiple systems and vendors with different metering systems are leading businesses to lose control of their spending 

Paradoxically, it is easier to ask for new resources than to manage and optimize existing ones 

Nowadays, many key components of IT are available by consumption, in the form of service (as-a-Service). Analysts estimate that cloud service spending is set to grow by 40% per year.  

The cloud’s variable spending model - from Capex to Opex - the difficulty of tracking ownership and the fact that consumption is spread across multiple systems and vendors with different metering systems are leading businesses to lose control of their spending 

Paradoxically, it is easier to ask for new resources than to manage and optimize existing ones 

With our Cloud Management (FinOps) service, we help businesses gain cloud cost visibility and spend optimization by applying best-practices and ad hoc tools for operational and financial governance of hybrid and multi-cloud environments.  

We reduce waste by increasing the ability to properly scale virtual resources, improve financial management by allocating costs between functions, enable controlled self-service models and, support you in benchmarking cloud providers, to negotiate the most convenient contracts for your company.  

With our Cloud Management (FinOps) service, we help businesses gain cloud cost visibility and spend optimization by applying best-practices and ad hoc tools for operational and financial governance of hybrid and multi-cloud environments.  

We reduce waste by increasing the ability to properly scale virtual resources, improve financial management by allocating costs between functions, enable controlled self-service models and, support you in benchmarking cloud providers, to negotiate the most convenient contracts for your company.  

WHAT SHOULD ALARM
YOU REGARDING CLOUD MANAGMENT?

Cosa dovrebbe metterti in allarme relativamente alla gestione del Cloud?

Zombies in the house and shadow IT

You struggle to justify the cost items of the provider’s monthly invoice, because of "zombie" resources required by your users, activated and then forgotten. Even if you do not use them, you pay them because they are not tracked and known.

Long deployment times

The development of new applications and infrastructure is slowed by long times to move applications and data between public cloud and on-premises. You can’t automate operations because of the inconsistency of environments and approaches.

Risks of over-provisioning

In projects that migrate to the cloud, you may require more resources than are needed to base estimates on the characteristics of existing hardware or the data provided on the virtualization environment. But you also include unnecessary resources, spending much more than expected.

Difficulty in predicting consumption

Between shadow IT and oversized resources, you fail to plan purchases. You would like to implement ITaaS models, but there is a lack of visibility mechanisms and information on the use of IT resources, for an informed and controlled consumption.

Cosa dovrebbe metterti in allarme relativamente al Cloud Management?

Zombies in the house and shadow IT

You struggle to justify the cost items of the provider’s monthly invoice, because of "zombie" resources required by your users, activated and then forgotten. Even if you do not use them, you pay them because they are not tracked and known.

Long deployment times

The development of new applications and infrastructure is slowed by long times to move applications and data between public cloud and on-premises. You can’t automate operations because of the inconsistency of environments and approaches.

Risks of over-provisioning

In projects that migrate to the cloud, you may require more resources than are needed to base estimates on the characteristics of existing hardware or the data provided on the virtualization environment. But you also include unnecessary resources, spending much more than expected.

Difficulty in predicting consumption

Between shadow IT and oversized resources, you fail to plan purchases. You would like to implement ITaaS models, but there is a lack of visibility mechanisms and information on the use of IT resources, for an informed and controlled consumption.

La mancanza di governance sugli ambienti cloud e ibridi ha un impatto notevole sul budget. Le statistiche parlano chiaro: l’80% del budget IaaS sforato, il 30% di servizi cloud “inutili” che rimangono in sottoscrizione, spesa aumentata fino al 70% nei primi 18 mesi in caso di “shift to cloud”. La misurazione è un’attività fondamentale. Per garantire il rispetto dei costi pianificati e ottimizzare la spesa dovresti:   

Learn about contracted and available cloud resources

In managing the cloud, the approach that goes for the most is reactive, meaning that you require resources and subscriptions – PaaS, IaaS, SaaS –  as the need arises. The people, functions and development figures involved often do so independently without going through IT. The lack of visibility and standardization of these environments, which overlap with on-premise environments and often split across multiple cloud providers, makes it difficult to allocate consumption and expenses and identify areas for optimization. First, you should have a complete picture of your global infrastructure, both cloud and on-premises. This allows you to be aware of contracted resources and also of the risks associated with possible unsupported configurations, unmanaged licenses, exposure to attacks, and you can operate in a way that ensure the availability and performance of your environments.  

Measure your infrastructure consumption

If the cloud is part of your future business plans to innovate and improve your IT infrastructure, you should make a "scientific" calculation of the amount of resources needed to run the applications you want to migrate. For a correct sizing, you have to analyze for a more or less long time the consumption of the infrastructure with the support of advanced scanning tools: you should have consolidated data on the infrastructure TCO , to plan purchases and choose the most suitable cloud plan.  

Manage cloud-related costs

To govern the the cost and consumption variability of the cloud, plus a unified view of your IT environment (on-premises, hybrid, multi-cloud) within a single control tower, you need an ad hoc financial practice , known as FinOps (Cloud Financial Management). It is a holistic model that includes actions, best practices and culture to manage the costs inherent in the cloud, favoring the insertion of mechanisms of chargeback and showback and of financial responsibility in the allocation of the expense. This allows your product, IT, and Finance teams to make decisions that increase business value.

Optimize the use of cloud resources

To prevent over-provisioning, you should therefore set up a unique view on cloud consumption and costs: it would allow you to choose the most suitable cloud plan, do benckmarking between different cloud providers and sit at the negotiating table to negotiate from a strong position. But above all, consistency in management would facilitate the adoption of self-service portals controlled for your users, which can make correct and informed decisions about resources.  

Lack of governance on cloud and hybrid environments has a significant impact on your budget. The statistics speak for themselves: 80% of the IaaS budget exceeded, 30% of "useless" cloud services that remain in subscription, spending increased up to 70% in the first 18 months in case of "shift to cloud". Measurement in Cloud Management is a key activity. To ensure compliance with planned costs and optimize your spending you should:   

Learn about contracted and available cloud resources

In managing the cloud, the approach that goes for the most is reactive, meaning that you require resources and subscriptions – PaaS, IaaS, SaaS –  as the need arises. The people, functions and development figures involved often do so independently without going through IT. The lack of visibility and standardization of these environments, which overlap with on-premise environments and often split across multiple cloud providers, makes it difficult to allocate consumption and expenses and identify areas for optimization. First, you should have a complete picture of your global infrastructure, both cloud and on-premises. This allows you to be aware of contracted resources and also of the risks associated with possible unsupported configurations, unmanaged licenses, exposure to attacks, and you can operate in a way that ensure the availability and performance of your environments.  

Measure your infrastructure consumption

If the cloud is part of your future business plans to innovate and improve your IT infrastructure, you should make a "scientific" calculation of the amount of resources needed to run the applications you want to migrate. For a correct sizing, you have to analyze for a more or less long time the consumption of the infrastructure with the support of advanced scanning tools: you should have consolidated data on the infrastructure TCO , to plan purchases and choose the most suitable cloud plan.  

Manage cloud-related costs

To govern the the cost and consumption variability of the cloud, plus a unified view of your IT environment (on-premises, hybrid, multi-cloud) within a single control tower, you need an ad hoc financial practice , known as FinOps (Cloud Financial Management). It is a holistic model that includes actions, best practices and culture to manage the costs inherent in the cloud, favoring the insertion of mechanisms of chargeback and showback and of financial responsibility in the allocation of the expense. This allows your product, IT, and Finance teams to make decisions that increase business value.

Optimize the use of cloud resources

To prevent over-provisioning, you should therefore set up a unique view on cloud consumption and costs: it would allow you to choose the most suitable cloud plan, do benckmarking between different cloud providers and sit at the negotiating table to negotiate from a strong position. But above all, consistency in management would facilitate the adoption of self-service portals controlled for your users, which can make correct and informed decisions about resources.  

Cloud management cannot be improvised. We give you a unique view of your cloud consumption and costs.

The procurement models introduced by DevOps and Agile and the complexity of hybrid and multi-cloud environments make it difficult to centrally manage consumption and costs. 

We enable you to standardize your IT environments with a centralized management and control tool.  You can size resources according to usage, reduce waste and encourage self-service.  

Cloud management cannot be improvised. We give you a unique view of your cloud consumption and costs.

The procurement models introduced by DevOps and Agile and the complexity of hybrid and multi-cloud environments make it difficult to centrally manage consumption and costs. 

We enable you to standardize your IT environments with a centralized management and control tool.  You can size resources according to usage, reduce waste and encourage self-service.  

WHAT WE OFFER

Visibility
and allocation

A single control tower from which to monitor cloud consumption. 

  • definition and setup of an all-in-one cloud management platform
 
  •  management of the cloud asset lifecycle
 
  •  agentless discovery and discovery of cloud resources
 
  •  automatic production of normalized HW, SW inventories

  •  level of safety and performance criticality check
 
  •  integrated management of contracts
 
  •  capacity management, consumption analysis and infrastructure TCO calculation
 
  •  cloud readiness&profile sizing in case of migrations
 
  • Application Mapping/identification of the functional units to be migrated in case of lift&shift
Cloud cost optimization

We improve financial management related to cloud consumption. 

  • Complete visibility of on-premise and multi-cloud costs, with actionable reports 
 
  •  real-time trackingof shadow IT
 
  •  Identification of optimization actions to be taken on both the contract and resource sides 
 
  •  recommendations for contracts (e.g. reserved instances) 
 
  • dashboard and reporting in support of budget&forecast 
 
  • definition and setting of automated optimization rules (resizing, suspension, workload placement etc.) 
 
  • training and application of FinOps best practices 
 
  •  cloud journey planning , cloud readiness analysis, profile sizing
 
  •  management review and overspending recovery plans
 
  • setting up charge/showback and cost allocation mechanisms
Reduciton of
the operating
costs

We accelerate adoption and deployment time.  

  • definition and setting of self-service provisioning portals
 
  • automation for resource allocation and spending (tags, accounts or business mappings) and RFC management
 
  • portal design according to UX principles of simplicity and intuitiveness
 
  • budget control and automated approvals 
  •  integration with third-party tools to orchestrate end-to-end infrastructure provisioning
 
  •  guide to enterprise adoption with certified Change Management approaches 

WHAT WE OFFER

Visibility
and allocation

A single control tower from which to monitor cloud consumption. 

  • definition and setup of an all-in-one cloud management platform
  •  management of the cloud asset lifecycle
  •  agentless discovery and discovery of cloud resources
  •  automatic production of normalized HW, SW inventories
  •  level of safety and performance criticality check
  •  integrated management of contracts
  •  capacity management, consumption analysis and infrastructure TCO calculation
  •  cloud readiness&profile sizing in case of migrations
  • Application Mapping/identification of the functional units to be migrated in case of lift&shift
Cloud cost optimization

We improve financial management related to cloud consumption. 

  • Complete visibility of on-premise and multi-cloud costs, with actionable reports 
  •  real-time trackingof shadow IT
  •  Identification of optimization actions to be taken on both the contract and resource sides 
  •  recommendations for contracts (e.g. reserved instances) 
  • dashboard and reporting in support of budget&forecast 
  • definition and setting of automated optimization rules (resizing, suspension, workload placement etc.) 
  • training and application of FinOps best practices 
  •  cloud journey planning , cloud readiness analysis, profile sizing
  •  management review and overspending recovery plans
  • setting up charge/showback and cost allocation mechanisms
Reduciton of
the operating
costs

We accelerate adoption and deployment time.  

  • definition and setting of self-service provisioning portals
  • automation for resource allocation and spending (tags, accounts or business mappings) and RFC management
  • portal design according to UX principles of simplicity and intuitiveness
  • budget control and automated approvals
  •  integration with third-party tools to orchestrate end-to-end infrastructure provisioning
  •  guide to enterprise adoption with certified Change Management approaches 

We solve crucial
needs for managing
your virtual resources

Enhance the value of your cloud resources by reducing waste and optimizing their financial management.

Reduce IT spending on new investments

"I would like to optimize unused cloud resources to have resources to invest."

Know every aspect of the company assets (status, assignees, relationship)

"I would like to be clear about the condition of my assets within the business infrastructure"

Provide users with a self-service IT portal

"I want users to be able to activate resources independently and in a controlled way"

Renegotiate software contracts at better conditions

"I would like to do a benchmarking analysis among various cloud providers."

Optimize financial management and budget definition

"I would like to allocate the costs of cloud resources across functions."

We solve crucial
needs for managing
your virtual resources

Enhance the value of your cloud resources by reducing waste and optimizing their financial management.

Reduce IT spending on new investments

"I would like to optimize unused cloud resources to have resources to invest."

Know every aspect of the company assets (status, assignees, relationship)

"I would like to be clear about the condition of my assets within the business infrastructure"

Provide users with a self-service IT portal

"I want users to be able to activate resources independently and in a controlled way"

Renegotiate software contracts at better conditions

"I would like to do a benchmarking analysis among various cloud providers."

Optimize financial management and budget definition

"I would like to allocate the costs of cloud resources across functions."

Would you like to better manage cloud sizing and spending?

CONTACT US FOR A
CONSULTATION!

Would you like to better manage cloud sizing and spending?

CONTACT US FOR A
CONSULTATION!

La gestione delle risorse cloud deve essere oculata,
ma non solo.

Discover the other services we offer to
protect your IT assets.

La gestione delle risorse cloud deve essere oculata,
ma non solo.

Discover the other services we offer to
protect your IT assets.

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