There is always a growing interest in the different ways that cloud services can help a business or a personal user do different things on different days. One of the big negatives of the cloud, if there are really any that can make a company pause, is that costs are always changing as well. That means a company might not take to the cloud simply because it isn’t sure what it will end up spending in the long-term. Evolve IP (News - Alert) has come up with a solution it is calling the Projected Path Cloud TCO Calculator. This application will allow companies to get a five-year projection of costs of managing on-premises data centers and other costs associated with working on the cloud.
There are a number of different experts and analysts who love to claim that they know exactly what it is going to cost from one year to the next to run a cloud-based service. The bottom line is that costs fluctuate depending on the kind of use and how successful and popular one service is over another. That is why Evolve IP is offering up this particular TCO Calculator, so that people will have a good idea of what they are going to be paying, long before the bill actually comes due.
The calculator takes all sorts of costs into account in a way that is easy to understand and plan for. The best part of using Evolve IP is that the company is even willing to come up with an estimate for a company, if they don’t have the time or inclination to go through the calculator’s steps themselves. A company just needs to e-mail Evolve IP’s staff and they will get the ball rolling.
“This is the same cloud TCO model we’ve used successfully with hundreds of clients, and now we’re making it available to the public,” Joe Corvaia, vice president at Evolve IP said in a recent statement. “We use our Projected Path Cloud TCO Calculator to expose hidden costs, overly optimistic assumptions, and incomplete modeling to ultimately provide accurate, multi-year forecasts. We put our projected savings on record, on paper, and on your desk, and we’re happy to make the tool available to IT executives everywhere.”
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey