Drastically Reducing Costs through Cloud Optimization

Published on June 28, 2020

After a new acquisition for an existing customer, Centre quickly identified how to reduce massive cloud sprawl and drastically reduce costs.

CHALLENGE

Assessing Cloud Spend

A new acquisition led to the discovery of spending more than $1 Million dollars annually with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Once the assessment was delivered, Centre was chosen to implement the new strategy to optimize the Azure environment resulting in the same storage space and immediate cost reduction.

"Centre’s commitment is rooted in a widespread work ethic of complete devotion to the customer."

 

Infrastructure Manager

Leading Managed Transportation Services Provider in North America

SOLUTION AND RESULTS

Hybrid Environment Strategy

The project consisted of implementing a hybrid cloud environment based on workloads tailored to the Azure public cloud as well as a private cloud hosted by Centre. Since they owned the hardware, Centre recommended it be stored in their datacenter to avoid the traditional added costs associated with increasing storage.

$451K
Annual cost savings from implementing a hybrid cloud solution and eliminating the need to hire an in-house resource

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Valued IT Partner

Centre looks to maximize total value for all customers. This customer continues to see value by relying on a team of experts as their own. Centre maximized the value of Azure’s security center to its full potential and is consulting through a Microsoft O365 optimization to better align with current needs and reduce spending.

 

About this Transportation Customer
Leading non-asset based third-party logistics company focused on delivering truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, ocean, air, parcel and managed transportation services. With over 100 offices across North America, their comprehensive shipping expertise and networks support a diverse set of industries.

About Microsoft Azure
Microsoft AzureTM is one of the most comprehensive platforms available. It offers companies a full range of services that are easy to access and user-friendly, whether you want to set up a website, create a database, maintain and administer projects, or even develop, deploy and support your own applications.

About the Author

Cloud Solutions

Organizations partner with Centre to harness the benefits of cloud services and minimize the cost. Centre’s cloud services deliver comprehensive planning and dedicated support so customers can choose, navigate, and secure their cloud journey with confidence. With a focus on personalized solutions, Centre’s certified experts help customers achieve their business goals through public cloud services, private hosting options, or a combination of both. Learn more about Cloud Solutions »

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