There’s a 145 percent return on investment on hybrid cloud

Organisations that embrace hybrid cloud migration projects can yield a 145 percent return on investment within three years, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Virtana.

The study, which reviewed customer projects completed in the last three years, found that a composite organisation achieved benefits of $2 million by adopting planning and optimisation platforms, such as as Virtana’s CloudWisdom and VirtualWisdom.

The Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact study, examined the potential return on investment enterprises may realise by deploying hybrid infrastructure optimisation solutions for both the public and private cloud platforms. It found that organisations who employ planning and optimisation tools are able to better balance their workloads, have a more strategic focus and increase their flexibility.

The TEI study also reveals that organisations who deploy solutions such as Virtana’s software in the private cloud may save more than $250,000 in problem resolution and a further $670,000 driving agility with global capacity management. In addition, those businesses working in the public cloud may see benefits of more than $900,000 when analysing and optimising using their current cloud provider.

Ron Sege, CEO at Virtana, said: “We believe that the conclusions of the Forrester Consulting TEI study will help our customers and prospective clients understand that hybrid cloud migration and optimisation solutions such as Virtana offers are critical for success. We’re passionate about providing our customers with value for money, and also ensuring they are able to balance their workloads, increase their flexibility and look more strategically at their businesses in this particularly turbulent time.”

Forrester interviewed four Virtana customers with complete anonymity apart from industry and job title. This approach ensured their statements contained real-world emotions. A director of cloud infrastructure for a technology organisation said: “Virtana is so good to work with. And for me it comes down to value; and for all the things we spend money on, Virtana provides the most value. They give me a really good view into my spend. When I’m presenting to management, I feel extremely confident in the accuracy of report data from Virtana. I use CloudWisdom reports constantly to decide where to set our next goals with our cloud provider spend.”

Virtana’s range of workload capacity optimisation, cost management, and performance assurance solutions help more than 260 global customers and partners plan, execute, and manage their hybrid cloud implementations.