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Cloud Optimization

A Holistic Approach to Cloud Optimization

Almost anyone can provision a cloud server in today’s world, but if you’re adopting the cloud for more than one application, the sheer volume of choices in products and services can be paralyzing. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud have over 500,000 distinct prices and technical combinations that can overwhelm the most experienced IT organizations and business units.

Many organizations migrate to the cloud basing resource planning on legacy datacenter environments without properly estimating resources needed to run their applications in a cloud environment, resulting in overprovisioning and overspending. To reap all performance and financial optimization benefits, you need a combination of experience, holistic data analysis, and automation.

Guaranteed 20% Savings

2nd Watch takes a holistic approach to cloud optimization. We have developed various optimization pillars based on real time data to ensure your cloud environments are running as efficiently as possible. Behind our solutions for cloud optimization is a team of experienced data scientists and architects that help you maximize the performance and returns of your cloud assets. If you have at least $50,000 in monthly cloud usage, we guarantee 20% savings on your cloud costs.

Our Approach

Our cloud optimization process starts with data, and you have a lot of it. But data alone can lead you astray yielding wasted resources and overspend. There are many other factors to evaluate, such as EDP/EA agreements and Savings Plans/RI Purchases, to ensure you choose the most cost-effective option for your business.

Strategically, our data scientists and architects map connections between data and workloads. We then make correlations between how workloads interact with each resource and the optimal financial mechanism to reach your cloud optimization goals. Over time, we tailor our recommendations and optimization engine for your cash management strategy and risk tolerance based on the following Optimization Pillars:

  • Savings Plans/RIs/EDP & EA
  • Auto Parking
  • Right Sizing
  • Family Refresh
  • Cloud Waste
  • Storage – Data retention policies

Our cloud optimization team takes these metrics and provides actionable, reliable, and current insights so you have the most visibility into your environments and investments.

2nd Watch Service Offerings

Strategy and Planning

We help you define your optimization strategy with our proven methodology tailored to meet your business outcomes and maximize your results.

Cost Optimization Assessment

We provide consulting and reporting services to give you the visibility necessary to make data-driven decisions. Our team of data scientists identifies opportunities across our Pillars of Optimization to ensure optimization strategies are implemented correctly to maximize cost savings and cloud environment efficiency. 2nd Watch guarantees our Cloud Cost Optimization service will reduce your cloud computing costs by at least 20% and increase efficiency and performance if you have at least $50,000 a month in cloud usage.

Cloud Cost Optimization

We apply our 6 pillars of cloud optimization, drive savings practices down to individual application owners, and determine lasting changes to sustain cost savings over time, reducing your costs by 25-40%.

Multi-Cloud Optimization

We apply learning from the assessment to optimize your cloud environment for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and VMware on AWS.

Forecasting, Modeling & Analytics

Our data scientists team helps you understand your past usage, models and forecasts your future needs, and provides you with the analytical data needed for visibility across your organization.