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Top 5 Ways to Save on Crowdstrike

Steven Zolman
Jul. 31,2023 | Crowdstrike

Who is Crowdstrike? CrowdStrike, Inc. is an American cybersecurity technology company that provides cloud-delivered endpoint protection, threat intelligence, next-gen antivirus, incident response, ransomware, and endpoint detection and response (EDR). The company was founded in 2011 by George Kurtz, Dmitri Alperovitch, and Alex Ionescu. CrowdStrike's headquarters are in Sunnyvale, California. CrowdStrike's Falcon platform is a cloud-delivered endpoint protection platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to detect and respond to threats. The Falcon platform is used by businesses of all sizes, including Fortune ...

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Top 5 Ways Cloud Providers Can Solve the Challenge of Data Gravity

Steven Zolman
Jul. 13,2023 | Cloud Azure AWS GCP

Preface While cloud adoption has been growing rapidly since before the pandemic, in recent years, there are signs of a slowdown in the overall rate of growth. Several factors contribute to this trend: Price shock: As client organizations migrated their workloads to the cloud, they often underestimated the costs involved. While the cloud offers scalability and flexibility, it is not always the most cost-effective option, particularly for certain types of workloads. Some clients experience price shock when they receive their cloud bills, especially if they haven't properly optimized their resources, realized the implications of data movements, ...

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NET(net)'s Top 10 Ways to Save on Mainframe: Part 5 of 10 Part Series

Preface: Thank you for joining us for this 10-part series to discuss the Nearly all Clients are Clamoring for Savings in 2023. This is largely due to (a) rising input costs, (b) softening business forecasts, and (c) continued economic uncertainty and headwinds. This has caused many clients to re-evaluate spending plans and implement new cost-cutting targets. IT is the Number One Cost Savings Category of the Modern Enterprise. IT is typically the highest indirect spend area for modern enterprises and is also the cost category with the highest potential savings yield (we average about 33% savings on addressable IT spend). In addition, since ...

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Top 5 Ways to Save on Datadog

Preface Many client organizations buy a Datadog subscription (at least initially) to monitor cloud application performance to identify and reduce cloud costs (generally as a result of inefficient processing). As time goes on, and the client organization expands its use of monitoring, these costs start to stack up. At some point, clients start wondering, ‘who is the Datadog for my Datadog’!? If you’re getting rolled by your Datadog subscription, you just may need to get that dawg in you. For real! Introduction Datadog is a monitoring and analytics platform for cloud-scale applications, providing monitoring of servers, databases, tools, and ...

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Top 8 Reasons Why Cloud Cost Optimization Will Improve Over Time

Preface Despite a pervasive industry need, cloud cost optimization has not yet lived up to its potential. Clients are continuing to suffer from cloud cost overruns and efforts to cut costs have been largely ineffective. So then, what is the future for cost optimization with cloud solutions like AWS, Azure, and GCP? Background Review our recent 3-part series on Cloud Costs: Take a look back at our recently completed 3-part series on cloud costs, where we detailed the top 5 price shock phenomena of cloud computing, and how those shocking prices were often caused by migrated workloads that turned out not to be well suited for cloud computing ...

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2023 Forecast: A Little Less Cloudy?

Preface A big story in the first quarter of 2023, is that the era of hyper-accelerated cloud migrations, which has been causing unassailable growth for the major cloud computing providers, may be slowing. Last quarter, Amazon (AWS) posted 'the slowest growth in its history' at 27.5%, down from 33% the quarter before. Cloud Growth at Azure, and GCP is slowing too as customers get a dose of cloud 'cost reality' or what we like to call, Price-Shock. As it turns out, cloud deployments are not always cheaper than implementations on-premises, and many client organizations are determining that previous cloud-migrated workloads may not deliver the ...

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Top 5 Ways to Save on ServiceNow - This Year

Steven Zolman
Jun. 12,2023 | ServiceNow

ServiceNow, Inc. provides enterprise information technology (IT) management software. The Company designs, develops, and markets a cloud computing platform to help companies manage digital workflows for enterprise operations. ServiceNow was founded in 2004 by Fred Luddy and is headquartered in Santa Clara. Bill McDermott currently serves as the company’s Chairman & CEO. ServiceNow is a cloud-based platform that started out as an expensive Help Desk solution. In recent years, ServiceNow has attempted climb out of IT specific niche into a broader low code provider for workflows ServiceNow now provides a wide range of IT service management ...

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Top 5 Ways to Save on Microsoft (THIS JUNE)

Steven Zolman
Jun. 12,2023 | Microsoft

Hey, it's June - and you know what that means; Microsoft's Fiscal Year-end. In late June in the northern hemisphere, we experience the longest days of the year, with the most daylight. Isn't it ironic then that Microsoft's fiscal year-end is also in June, as it seems they would prefer to keep customers in the dark about how they can reduce costs on Microsoft with no diminution of business value. Microsoft's most active month of the year for doing deals and renewals is June, and as a result, it is also the best time of the year to claim disproportionate value in your Microsoft agreements, investments, deployments, and relationships. Clients ...

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Top 5 Ways to Save on Cisco

Networking giant Cisco offers a range of solutions to client organizations of all sizes, including network infrastructure, security and collaboration solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and cloud-based services. Cisco's fiscal year-end is July, making it one of the best times of the year to negotiate non-standard concessions from your Cisco agreements, investments, and relationships. Clients consider Cisco maintenance compulsory, not realizing that these costs can absolutely be optimized, frequently resulting in reduced costs with no diminution of business value. Here are 5 ways to save money on Cisco that you should consider this ...

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NET(net)'s Top 10 Ways to Save on Mainframe: Part 4 of 10 Part Series

Preface: Thank you for joining us for this 10-part series to discuss the Top 10 Ways You can Save on your Mainframe Costs in 2023. Nearly all Clients are Clamoring for Savings in 2023. This is largely due to (a) rising input costs, (b) softening business forecasts, and (c) continued economic headwinds. This has caused many clients to re-evaluate spending plans and implement new cost-cutting targets. IT is the Number One Cost Savings Category of the Modern IT is typically the highest indirect spend area for modern enterprises and is also the cost category with the highest potential yield (we average about 33% savings on addressable IT spend). ...

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