Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Case Study: Windows Azure TCO Tool

The Windows Azure team needed to prove that its cloud platform made fiscal sense, comparing the TCO savings of its cloud platform to existing on-premise options.

To address this opportunity, Alinean analysts worked with the Azure team to create the Azure TCO Calculator, determining that in most configurations, at least 40% can be saved with SaaS, along with service level, performance and scalability improvements, making it a perfect choice in frugal times.

Using the tool, customers can assess unique opportunities and savings, obtaining a 20+ page business case analysis.  The tool has been used on average in hundreds of key selling situations to help promote Azure migrations.

See a Microsoft training session featuring the Azure TCO Calculator:

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