It may seem counterintuitive that investing in the latest hardware can lead to reduced spending, but that’s exactly what can happen through proper optimization of your cloud environments.
Specifically, ensuring your environments are always working at their most efficient by continually monitoring your usage and identifying areas where newer technology can lead to improvements—and lower overall costs.
At Redapt, one of the ways we help our customers achieve peak efficiency is through what we call hyper optimization. This process, which involves our partners CloudHealth and Intel, is designed to provide organizations with ongoing monitoring and assessments of their cloud usage.
What makes this process above and beyond traditional optimization is its granularity. Hyper optimization adds another layer, in that it involves diving into the specific CPUs of your cloud environment.
Technology is always evolving
When an organization makes the move to the cloud, there’s a tendency to simply “set it and forget it,” a belief that simply making the migration was the major lift. But like every technology, the CPUs powering your workloads in the cloud never stay static. Each generation of CPU is an improvement upon the one before it, which creates an opportunity for greater efficiency and, ultimately, cost savings.
Here’s how hyper optimization works:
- Cloud environments are actively monitored via CloudHealth for cost, security, and performance optimizations
- Underutilized and idle assets are identified
- CPU performance and generations are manually analyzed
- Recommendations are made by our experts for replacing aging CPUs with the latest and greatest from Intel
What makes this process effective—and a big benefit for organizations—is a simple equation of higher performance plus an incremental price increase for the newer Intel CPUs.
In other words, organizations are able to continually increase the efficiency of their cloud workloads without a substantial investment. And the greater the leap between generations of CPUs, the more savings can be unlocked. For example, a 30% increase in performance from the latest generation of Intel CPU can often lead to the downsizing of a virtual machine—and the ongoing cost reduction that creates.
Not just for existing cloud environments
Hyper optimization lives beneath our Managed Services Provider (MSP) umbrella of offerings, providing very real benefits to organizations just making the move to the cloud or switching between cloud providers.
An organization that is able to enter a cloud environment with high-performance CPUs already in place, after all, is starting out on a much more efficient footing. Then, with ongoing monitoring and optimization through CloudHealth, costs can consistently be driven lower as new generations of Intel CPUs arrive.
The higher the performance your organization can achieve with your cloud workloads, the more efficient you’re able to operate. That efficiency translates into lower costs and more streamlined operations.
To learn more about our hyper optimization service in partnership with Intel, contact one of our experts.
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