Looking Out for Your Bottom Line
If we're not learning from others' mistakes, we are not doing our job.
inSync was brought into a new client by their interim CFO. Our task: To reduce their Cloud expenditure of $600,000/year, and to document their network which was completely undocumented. Our first task was to perform due diligence on their network. All services were in the Cloud or in co-location facilities, none were on premise. We worked backward by looking at their invoices & credit cards. And then made sure we understood their environment & services.
Based on our recommendations, our client purchased 3 servers in a cluster - and we then began migrating their servers to the on-premise solution. Their servers were sprawled over 5 different Cloud/Co-locations. For a $100k investment, our clients ended up saving over $500,000/year, a savings of $2.5 million over 5 years (the approximate life of the server solution purchased).
inSync never puts a client into the Cloud without doing our due diligence. What benefits will our client gain from moving to the Cloud? Is it cost-effective? There are many reasons & benefits to migrating to the Cloud, and there are reasons why it may not be a good move. We just want to make sure it's a good fit, to avoid any unnecessary surprises & consequences.