RightScale’s 6th annual State of the Cloud report cites several new trends, including a renewed focus among enterprises on optimizing cloud costs.
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To help its media properties like Huffington Post and TechCrunch innovate faster and more profitably, AOL used its cost and performance model to determine it should embrace public cloud. It has already retired 14,000 servers, sold off a data center and lowered its carbon footprint 42%. Deep understanding of its service costs, capacity and performance was also a critical factor in AOL’s decision to acquire the majority of Microsoft’s advertising business this summer.
Nearly 1/3 of IT leaders spend 50+% of their budget on external IT services. The resulting multivendor landscape presents a challenging management scenario for IT.
If you are trying to accelerate a transformation in your IT organization, you've likely found that it's the organizational challenges, not technical ones, holding you back. How do you get IT staff, lines of business leaders and your C-suite on board when the destination is outside their comfort zone? Come listen to how AOL CIO James LaPlaine used Apptio data to make his business case.
CIO.com highlights 8 CIOs who've embraced market changes, adopting digital strategies that deliver business-integrated IT innovation at a much faster, agile pace.
Given aggressive asset growth plans for the business, CHRISTUS Health created new levers for cost savings and cost avoidance in order to contain IT spending and improve IT leverage. By modeling and reporting on the TCO of 1,200 applications, they were able to identify spend per service category and applications on a monthly basis. This helped tie a $60 million growth in application spend to increased demand for resources, leading to more productive C-suite conversations about consumption.
In the last couple of years, Cargill has brought all of its IT spend into global IT owned and managed service lines. Global financial data is pulled together to create a service-oriented bill of IT that has shifted conversations with the business to value vs. cost. Now, Apptio IT Planning is helping the team push accountability to business owners, promoting a focus on value creation and innovation instead of the cost of the IT bill. New efforts to plan and forecast in real-time are helping the team evolve from order takers to innovative leaders within the organization.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise needed to move away from being an unexplainable tax to the business and toward becoming a true strategic partner. They needed to shift substantial funds used to run the business into changing the business while, at the same time, offering complete cost transparency into technology expenses. With the help of TBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is on track to do all this and save $330 million over three years.