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How to Leverage Industrialized 'Low-Cost' Market Prices to Optimize Your Data Center Infrastructure Service Cost

Published: 26 May 2016

ID: G00303376

Analyst(s): Gianluca Tramacere, Claudio Da Rold , David Ackerman , David Groombridge , Lydia Leong


Service industrialization is reducing the unit price of outsourced and cloud data center infrastructure services by more than 10% per year. CIOs can optimize their infrastructure costs by aligning 24% of their IT budgets to real market price trends.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Whether Your Yearly Infrastructure Cost per Unit Has Been Decreasing in the Past Two Years in Line With External Market Trends, and Whether It Will Decrease in the Next Three Years
  • Migrate to Low-Cost Platforms by Implementing a Cloud-First Infrastructure Modernization Strategy, and Negotiate or Renegotiate Contracts
  • Use Public Cloud Price Points and RIM Fees per Unit as a Benchmark for Hybrid Infrastructure Cost per Unit Performance, and Optimize Data Center Spending With Demand Management
  • Case Study

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