The Total Cost of Doing Business with Microsoft® Azure®
Were you aware that Microsoft will leverage Azure and/or its SaaS offerings (e.g. Office 365) to get its proverbial foot in the door of their partner’s accounts? And once they’re in, they’re in.
Did you know, as of the release of this report, Microsoft has 74 Azure-related SLAs! Why so complex? If your client experiences an outage, which SLA has been violated?
After performing lengthy research on Microsoft’s public website, we’ve compiled all of the data we can to help shine a light on the fact that the actual total cost, and risk of doing business with Azure far exceeds the instance (server) costs they, and the “cloud cost comparison” websites advertise. See for yourself.
Discover the real costs of using Amazon Web Services™ (AWS)
At Egenera, we don’t charge our partners for support. In fact, we feel it’s outrageous to even think about charging a partner to become a member of our partner network. But that’s not the case with everyone.
We documented a series of five papers providing information on the total cost, including those hidden costs, of doing business with AWS. Download to learn more about the hidden costs of:
- AWS support
- Amazon’s Partner Network (APN)
- AWS’ “designed for developers” (costs you more than just money)
- AWS’ SLA and customer agreements (taking money out of your pocket)
Why You Should Partner With a CSP to Enter The Cloud
This whitepaper is for you whether you’re “going it alone” and finding it difficult to sustain your own cloud or are just trying to understand which path you should take to add cloud services to your portfolio. Selecting the right cloud partner is crucial. But how do you know what to look for? This whitepaper and accompanying webinar provide you the information you need to make a wise, prudent, and informed decision on who you should partner with for your journey into the cloud.
- Download the whitepaper
- Watch our Webinar – “Why No Technology Service Provider/MSP Can Afford to Go It Alone in the Cloud”
- CSP Assessment Checklist
Don’t wait to move to the Cloud
The cloud services adoption rate is exploding as businesses look for ways to reduce costs, while increasing reliability, scalability and client value with IT cloud services. Selecting the right cloud partner enables you to evolve your business model to include higher value, higher margin services on top of the reliable “heavy-lifting” cloud infrastructure services provided by your cloud partner.
Making the Transition: MSP to CSP
As the cloud services market has matured it has evolved from a one-size-fits-all to specialty clouds like Disaster Recovery as a Service, Desktop as a Service, Backup as a Service and more. To compete in today’s cloud world, MSPs needs to differentiate their services. Moving up the food chain to application services also means you can charge more and drive more revenue.
Making the Transition: ISV to SaaS
Enterprise IT organizations are implementing private clouds as well as hybrid clouds that provide seamless access to public clouds. IT services companies and distributors are reselling cloud services. Managed Service Providers are moving their business to the cloud, as Cloud Service Providers. Independent software vendors (ISVs) are also reacting to the cloud by transitioning from delivering packaged software to Software as a Service.
The Five Things An Enterprise Must Consider
Cloud computing offers significant benefits, but is it ready for mission critical applications? The failure of these applications can result in the failure of business operations. When this happens, not only does a company lose money but it can also lose customers and tarnish a brand image. Learn what the cloud can offer for these applications and how it can overcome these concerns. Download now.
Egenera Cloud Suite Whitepaper
Egenera Cloud Suite with PAN Cloud Director transforms static infrastructure into a flexible cloud service so that organizations and service providers can provide near-instant access to the computing resources users require. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Egenera’s Xterity Cloud Pod
Egenera needed an enterprise class platform to host their wholesale cloud service – Xterity. They turned to longtime partners Fujitsu and Brocade to create a scalable infrastructure solution, the Xterity Cloud POD, that can be easily deployed and supply the reliability and performance expected by enterprises as they moved to cloud solutions for their IT services.
Converged Infrastructure Executive Whitepaper
Converged infrastructure, with the related concepts of stateless computing and converged fabrics, can solve the management complexity challenge. This paper explains these concepts and how they address these challenges.
PAN Cloud Director Technical Overview Whitepaper
Read this white paper to learn about the features and architecture of PAN Cloud Director, its roles-based approach, the specific resources that can be allocated and more of the product details.
For Service Providers: Transform Your Business with Cloud Services Whitepaper
Cloud services are becoming part of most organizations’ computing strategy. Egenera Cloud Suite enables service providers to quickly launch robust and highly available cloud services to generate new sources of revenue. This paper provides insights into the benefits of Cloud Management Software.