Reducing the total cost of ownership of cloud infrastructure

igroup are experts in specifying and architecting the best solution for your Azure cloud. Our specialists will help you determine the best combination of Virtual machines to provide the functionality your application needs while helping to reduce costs.

Understanding the VM pricing for Azure can be difficult for non-specialists. Users need to weigh up the risk and reward from each tier along with the business requirements and overall objectives which will then allow them to select the right tier.

In many cases, organisations over-specify which means they end up paying for capacity or performance they do not need.

As specialists in managing complex applications in Azure, our team analyse your requirements to determine the correct structure for your infrastructure to balance high performance with cost effectiveness.

We review all aspects of application performance and recommend cloud architecture that allows greater flexibility.

Our specialist Azure consultants can help you manage your VM costs, call to find out more

Managing VM costs with Azure

A recent Gartner report estimated that software companies can spend up to 75% of their IT budget purchasing, owning, and operating on-premise infrastructure. Because of this many ISVs are looking to move their infrastructure to the cloud as this is seen as a way to manage costs and budgets as well as give their customers greater flexibility.

Did You Know

Managing and monitoring your VM solutions effectively can keep costs down

Microsoft Azure offers multiple VM pricing tiers for users to select from depending on their business requirements and objectives. Each tier offers different features and associated costs and for non-specialists understanding these and selecting the right option can be difficult. In addition, there is very little flexibility in each tier which means that users can quickly be faced with high VM costs that they were not expecting.

Businesses that make the move to the cloud often fail to monitor day to day usage of their virtual machines and can be paying for capacity that is never used. Unlike the free cost management tools from Microsoft, igroup’s IT Cost Control technology helps organisations visualise, predict, and optimise their cloud consumption, which makes it easier to interpret costs and improve efficiency.

As Azure experts, igroup work with both new and existing cloud users and ISVs to move them to the cloud and manage costs. The expert team advise on the best pricing model and VM tier for different application functions based on business objectives and requirements.  This helps reduce ongoing costs while improving performance.

The igroup team will help businesses understand the total cost of moving to the cloud including:

  • Initial migration costs
  • Datacentre requirements
  • VM requirements and costs
  • Ongoing support and management costs

Azure expertise to help you manage costs and give a better ROI

As a Microsoft Gold Partner for Azure the UK based consultancy team from igroup will advise you on all aspects of managing costs when moving to the cloud. This will include selecting the best tier based on your objectives as well as continually monitoring use and recommending changes.

Did You Know

Our UK based Microsoft certified team will help you select the right VM tier level to meet your business objectives

Our own flexible VM pricing models will help you manage costs more effectively and at the same time deliver a high-quality service to your customers. igroup support and monitor hundreds of Azure deployments to manage costs and give the best return on investment.

A Full Range of Azure Services

Established in 2005 igroup is one of the UK’s leading Microsoft Cloud specialists. Our fully qualified professional teams have worked with customers of all sizes from major multi-nationals through to small businesses. All of our work regardless of the organisation size has increased return on investment and improved overall business performance.

igroup has delivered Azure managed services and migrations for businesses of all sizes across multiple sectors and our team have the knowledge to identify and resolve issues quickly as well as advise customers on how to achieve best performance from the cloud.

As specialists we provide a full range of Azure services including:

We have delivered Azure projects across a range of different market sectors including public sector, financial services, education and manufacturing. See our case studies for recent examples.

For more information about how we can help your business move to the cloud and reduce your costs, please contact a member of our team.

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