Optimization of contract agreements and infrastructure in outsourced server environments
A joint webinar by Zangenberg Analytics and SMT Data
Cost = Price x Quantity
The cost of outsourcing server infrastructure (e.g. Windows, Linux, UNIX, AS / 400) is a function of quantity and unit prices.
In this webinar, we look at the possibilities of optimizing both parts of the calculation since there is a lot of money at stake for most organizations.
It is important to follow market prices as certain unit prices decline by over 20% per year. At the same time, you must be aware that the risk of not optimizing your portfolio is that you easily end up paying for far more units than you actually use.
Zangenberg Analytics is a leading IT consultancy specialized in tracking IT outsourcing prices. SMT Data is a leader in measurements and optimization of operating platforms, also called “rightsizing”. In this webinar we will be showing how to combine the two approaches.
Price: “Server outsourcing – the economy”, by Frederik Bastkær Christensen from Zangenberg Analytics
- The typical deal – focus areas and pitfalls
- Unit prices and their development over time
- Parameters affecting the price: Scope, SLAs and contract terms
- Price regulation and supplier management in outsourcing agreements
- Software management
Quantity: “Optimizing the infrastructure”, by Steven Thomas from SMT Data
- The case for optimization – actual examples
- Measurements of utilization – how?
- Optimization options
- Savings related to optimization
- Pitfalls in rightsizing
The webcast will be initiated with a presentation in English followed by an interactive Q&A session. As a participant you are required to register in advance. We are making use of Microsoft Teams.
This webcast will be running on August 25th 2020 from 09:00am to 10:30am. Please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating you wish to participate. You will subsequently receive an invitation with a weblink.