Case Studies

HYBRID CLOUD OPERATIONS (HCO)
Goal:

  • Design process and build out a hybrid cloud operations team to support a hybrid cloud environment

Who:

  • One of the largest car manufacture in the world

How:

  • Established and documented key objectives
  • Established roles and skill-set required to provide HCO in the clients environment
  • Designed processes to support operational activities which were aligned with ITIL

Results:

  • C9 Managed HCO solution that would cut costs by 40% as compared to the current operational costs
  • Training program for current employees

COST SAVING REALIZED BY MIGRATING TO AWS AND USING BILL ANALYSIS TOOLS

Goal:

  • Migrate workload from Rackspace to AWS to reduce costs and then right size the environment by using billing analysis tools

Who:

  • Travel and Leisure Company

How:

  • Migrate workloads to AWS
  • Manage and monitor the workloads in AWS
  • Use billing tools and spot markets to reduce costs and secure the environment

Results:

  • Current Spend: $250 K+ a month on Rackspace
  • Saving from Phase I (Migration to AWS): $187K. Cut their monthly costs to $67K
  • Saving from Phase II (Billing analysis): $ 33K (50% saving). Cut their monthly cost to $33K
  • Saving from Phase III (Using RI and Spot Market): 10K (30%). Cut their monthly costs to $20K
  • Total monthly spend was cut from $250K to $20K

CLOUD ADOPTION STRATEGY

Goal:

  • Identify a technology infrastructure environment that allows the back to bring products and services faster to market in a cost effective manner

Who:

  • Multi-state financial services intuition with assets exceeding $250 Billion

How:

  • Collected and documented business and technical requirements
  • Assessment of the Cloud ecosystem including container and devops ecosystem
  • Maturity level assessment of the customer services provided to customer via legacy applications
  • Budget and expenditure models with specific strategies to reduce and eliminate extraneous costs

Results:

  • Selected AWS and Azure as the public cloud providers
  • Built a cloud adoption strategy
  • Cost management strategies
  • Manage the hybrid cloud via single pane of glass