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You have AWS, therefore you are providing your enterprise with the most efficient cloud infrastructure. Right? Wrong. AWS does not equal cloud optimization.

Sure, AWS allows for flexible infrastructure, but it also generates major problems. Many enterprises suffer from a VM sprawl, in which each VM is oversized. Even if you solve the sprawl problem, rightsizing is a separate and harder challenge. (That’s the challenge Opsani takes on.) This VM sprawl contributes to the fact that (as Gartner have forecasted) 80% of organizations are on course to overshoot their cloud IaaS budgets this year?

Here’s how AWS generates problems and overspend. 

Shifting to AWS, you are able to consume and expand as much as you need. You can scale up and down when necessary. This comes with a tradeoff, between OpEx and CapEx. The fixed, lumpy expenditures of CapEx are replaced by a much more flexible, pay-as-you-go model.

However, this tradeoff is where the problems begin. 

A major issue that comes with AWS is VM sprawl. VM sprawl refers to a network of unused instances that are running, but not doing anything useful. To illustrate this, think of a light bulb running in an unoccupied space, using up energy and money for no purpose.

Additionally, with AWS cloud infrastructure, workloads are oversized. VMs and containers are larger than they need to be. This might be okay when you have one or two instances, but it creates extensive issues when you scale up and go into operations, as they can not be provisioned adequately.

So why does this happen? 

Developers want to make sure the app works, therefore they are incentivized to create functionality. But they are not incentivized to optimize. Hence, they will always oversize, solve their problems, and move on. Resulting in financial troubles that are always someone else’s bag to carry.

Plenty of companies deal with VM sprawl and there are some good methods to help, such as capacity planning, automated reporting, archiving, and virtual infrastructure management tools. However, none of these tools are magic bullets. And using them effectively can quickly become more complex than the problem you were dealing with in the first place.

Opsani wants to make your life easier.

Opsani’s cloud optimization focuses on verifying that your workloads are right-sized. Moreover, we want to ensure you get the performance you need, while spending the least amount of money to achieve it.

For example: With Opsani, Ancestry.com saw up to 61% savings, with no degradation in performance. Early results demonstrated an average of 50% + in cloud cost reduction, and up to 230% performance efficiency gains.

These results are possible because Opsani’s cloud optimization gives your enterprise flexibility without financial trouble. Our tool allows you to have your flexible cloud model, but not get into financial trouble through “leaking” money because workloads are oversized.