Cloud Governance Best Practices for Burst and Elastic Spend

Ideal cloud governance can help you optimize your budget

Moving to public cloud often results in sticker shock, despite the conventional wisdom that cloud computing is a money-saver. However, a higher-than-expected AWS or Azure bill usually isn’t a sign that cloud migration was a mistake – only that it would benefit from cloud governance best practices that help control and optimize spend. [Read more…]

CapEx vs OpEx: What is the Most Effective Cloud Cost Management Strategy?

Cloud cost management strategy - you need a plan before jumping into a cloud migration

Jumping into a cloud migration without the right planning is like signing a contract without reading the fine print. What initially seemed straightforward can quickly become much more complicated and expensive than expected. [Read more…]

Windows Server 2008 End of Life is Coming: Now What?

Windows Server 2008 End of Life

The Windows Server 2008 end of life date is almost upon us.

On Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, meaning these platforms won’t receive any additional security patches or other updates. Their workloads will need to be migrated to newer environments – whether that entails rehosting them in Microsoft Azure cloud or keeping them on-prem by upgrading to Windows Server 2012 and later. [Read more…]