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February 16th, 2017 - By Synoptek
Conducting a cloud solution cost-benefit analysis can be a difficult task. For many, the cloud is a “magical” frontier with fuzzy numbers and trendy buzzwords. When it comes to assessing true managed cloud solution costs and value, one concept comes up again and again: total cost of ownership (TCO).
TCO receives a lot of attention on tech blogs and in whitepapers, which makes it easy for TCO to get lost in a sea of jargon and trends. This is a problem. Traditional cost-benefit evaluations may not consider true cost of ownership, which includes intangibles difficult to quantify. Without evaluating those factors, it’s impossible to understand cloud migration advantages and disadvantages.
True value includes intangibles, but how can you assign accurate value to the following managed cloud solution benefits?
Although you can estimate these values, they’re difficult to accurately quantify. Nevertheless, these and other intangible benefits are clearly on the “pro” side of managed cloud solutions, maximizing returns on investment.
Tangible benefit values are more easily evaluated in managed cloud solutions and can be significant.
In addition to deployment, configuration, and management, a managed cloud provider will work closely with you to optimize your cloud environment to ensure your IT strategy translates into measureable business results.
The most important element as you continue your migration to taking greater and greater advantage of the cloud economics is the partner who guides you. An objective, platform-agnostic partner like Synoptek assures that every choice you are offered is a choice that benefits you most, not the cloud provider, not some other interest. Their continuing relationship with you depends upon their ability to keep you very satisfied with the cloud services you use to support your business every day. When choosing a cloud services provider to address your biggest information management and operational challenges, don’t let sheer size be your guide. Choose a proven partner with a long track record, extensive professional resources, multiple quality data centers, and the kind of relationship builders you know you can trust to keep your best interests at the forefront of the conversation.