How flexibility can deliver savings of more than 35% in a workload migration

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For major workload migrations, saving time and money is always top of the wish list. In fact, with cloud delays costing up to £100k a month according to our cloud research, efficiency is critical.

With this in mind, we wanted to find out the cost and time impact of using Colt’s flexible On Demand connectivity in partnership with Sify and their professional services team.

With the support of Oracle, Colt and Sify conducted a proof of concept (PoC) using Oracle Cloud. Using an on-premises production workload, we wanted to discover the impact on the migration process when using Colt’s On Demand connectivity to Oracle Cloud.

We found that using flexible connectivity through Colt can deliver savings of over 35% on network costs!

The PoC also showed that only one person is required to provision the end-to-end infrastructure. This would include the remote cloud infrastructure, as well as the WAN link to the originating physical environment. They can also do this in a matter of minutes, rather than hours, days or even weeks that would traditionally be required.

The 35% network cost savings realisation came by having a service agreement for flexible connectivity which was hugely important. The external WAN components are often the ones that get overlooked or left to the last minute in the planning phases but can often be a major contributor to the overall cost, time, and security risks.

To find out more, download the full study here.

John Armenakas

21 February 2022

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