Hybrid Cloud Optimization

The cloud provides effortless scalability and provision of resources. Unfortunately, these resources are often underutilized (or even forgotten), and instead are provisioned to a cloud environment that is not purpose built and does not employ the latest cloud features. This can needlessly inflate cloud costs and prevent businesses from successfully taking advantage of the sought-after benefits of the cloud.

Equinix Professional Services for Cloud (EPS Cloud) employs a three-phased cloud optimization approach, showing cost savings models and implementation of recommended changes in each phase to ensure that you:

  • Only pay for what you use
  • Achieve ROI by employing a commitment-based pricing model
  • Achieve additional savings with a purpose-built infrastructure and the latest cloud features

EPS Cloud’s’s Optimization Engagement

Phase 1 – Dynamic Uptime, Scaling and Scheduling
In a typical environment, a large amount of systems are used only during business hours, meaning that backend systems frequently sit idle, other than running monthly, quarterly or yearly batch functions. Phase 1 focuses on helping your company obtain the best ROI from your systems, 24/7/365.

Phase 2 – Leveraging Purchase Commitments
The majority of cloud platform providers offer large discounts for spending commitments-that is, a minimum amount of usage over a period of time. Understanding these models can be the difference between cloud-spend spiraling out of control and ensuring ROI.

Phase 3 – Right-Sizing and Feature Evolution
Many cloud infrastructures start out as “Lift and Shift” projects, where existing on-premises infrastructures are mapped to the cloud on an as-is basis. Although it can be done quickly, this approach can result in oversized and ineffective systems. Even if an infrastructure was perfectly sized at initial set-up, cloud platform providers are constantly updating features and offering performance enhancements.


Hyper Care

Continued cloud monitoring and optimization is essential in order to realize and maintain hybrid cloud benefits. Excessive up-time, cloud over utilization, increased maintenance cost and increased regulatory and security risks are all common issues in an unmanaged cloud environment.

EPS Cloud’s Hyper Care services provides 24x7x365 management, monitoring, provisioning, and troubleshooting of your cloud workloads during the stabilization period after go-live date.