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Thursday, 23 April 2015 04:14

Apprenda ROI calculator Helps Identify Potential Private PaaS Savings

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A new online ROI calculator details annual reduction in infrastructure costs, increase in utilisation, and decreases in server footprint

PaaS provider Apprenda has produced a simple ROI calculator designed to show organisations how much they could potentially save from a Private PaaS deployment.

The Private PaaS ROI calculator is designed to provide IT management and executives with insight into four areas where they can unlock performance improvements: infrastructure costs, utilisation, physical servers, and server footprints.

By answering simple questions about the number of applications and physical machines currently deployed, typical memory levels per physical server, and the average number of virtual machines per physical box, organisations can gain an immediate indication of the estimated annual reduction in infrastructure costs from deploying a Private PaaS approach.

According to Apprenda the four areas where organisations should be considering Private PaaS are:

  • Hybrid Cloud – with the Private PaaS serving as a control plane for applications across both internal data centres and the public cloud
  • Cloud Enablement of existing and new apps – taking advantage of the PaaS API for advanced cloud features such as self-monitoring of resource constraints and auto-scaling
  • Private Cloud – helping to reduce the potential friction between developers and internal IT
  • Micro-services and APIs – here the Private PaaS can be used to manage API access and host micro-services, enabling business level developers to quickly create mash-up applications of enterprise services

 Commenting on the new service Sinclair Schuller, CEO at Apprenda said. “Organisations need to accelerate their hybrid cloud strategies if they are to stay agile, but too often corporate IT is busy maintaining existing applications and infrastructure,” commented “However, a Private PaaS approach - with its ability to increase utilisation, decrease infrastructure and licencing costs, and free developers from non-strategic work such as application management - can help businesses turn their ideas into innovation faster. By trying our Private PaaS ROI calculator, organisations can now find out just how effective Private PaaS can be for their own businesses.”

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