OneNeck IT Solutions Launches Cloud Cost Optimization Service

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When it comes to the cloud, spend and governance are the top challenges businesses face; through assessment, consumption is identified and leads to development of optimization recommendations.

For businesses, the dilemma is where to begin. Cloud is complex. Understanding consumption, identifying patterns and then determining how/where to optimize is a huge challenge. Working with an IT provider, with experience optimizing cloud use, can help reduce budget overruns and wasted cloud spend.

The 2019 State of the Cloud Report by RightScale includes two critical findings: 1) Cost optimization is the top initiative this year, and 2) cloud users are, on average, wasting 35 percent of their cloud spend.

“The dilemma for businesses,” says Jeff Budge, VP of Advisory at OneNeck IT Solutions, “is where to begin. Cloud is complex. Understanding consumption, identifying patterns and then determining how (or where) to optimize is a huge challenge. Working with a credible IT provider, with experience optimizing cloud use can help reduce budget overruns while accounting for wasted cloud spend.”

OneNeck IT Solutions, for instance, has expertise performing cloud cost assessments. Budge added, “We can help clients identify exactly how much they are spending along with providing recommendations on how and where waste can be controlled.”

For example, OneNeck recently helped a client migrate to a new Microsoft Azure platform. The client, according to Budge, leverages a digital content platform to deliver online content to customers across the country. They were looking to understand their cloud spend, improve their ability to chargeback their customers, and continually find ways to optimize their platform.

Following the migration, OneNeck then analyzed the new environment over a handful of months. The ongoing analysis led OneNeck to set up cost allocations (e.g., reporting and dashboards) aimed at improving the client’s visibility into their Azure spend, as well as greater control over their investment. In addition, OneNeck is also implementing automated policies so as the client’s invoice changes, they will receive timely notifications and can investigate the changes real-time.

OneNeck leverages several cloud-optimization tools, including RightScale Optima® by Flexera, to analyze cost data across a client’s clouds and cloud services. The company then provides a Cloud Cost Optimization Assessment Report which includes cost-reduction opportunities and recommendations on how to prioritize and realize savings, along with a menu of ongoing cost optimization and management services.

For more details or to schedule a Cloud Optimization consultation, visit OneNeck.

OneNeck also offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, enterprise application management, professional services and IT hardware.

About OneNeck
OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., employs nearly 550 people throughout the U.S. The company offers hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, enterprise application management, advanced IT services, hardware and local connectivity via top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon and Wisconsin. OneNeck's team of technology professionals manage secure, world-class, hybrid IT infrastructures and applications for businesses around the country. Visit oneneck.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services. TDS has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS has been named to three Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 9,400 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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