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WEBINAR: Will You Save Money In The Cloud? Understanding The True Cost Of Cloud Computing

September 20, 2012

Please note that this call was originally scheduled on September 6, 2012 at 1:00pm ET.

Description

Forrester's Forrsights surveys show that enterprises are turning to the cloud for speed and lower costs — but are the savings really there? The answer isn't always obvious; it might be that your internal costs are actually lower. If you're considering an investment in cloud computing, attend this webinar to understand when and how the cloud will save you money. The answer depends on the characteristics of the workloads you deploy and how well you control the total costs in your own data center and with a potential provider.

In this webinar, we explain how you can use Forrester's Relative Cost of Operations methodology to see how cloud costs can differ depending on your usage patterns and the cloud options you select. The result: Pay-per-use cloud services will cost less for many workloads, but only if you use them in the right situations and buy them the right way. We introduce you to our cloud cost modeling tool, a framework for calculating your current internal costs and comparing them to typical costs in the public cloud.

Learn what the major cost categories are, how to estimate them, and which ones are often overlooked or underestimated. After attending this webinar, you can customize our modeling tool with your infrastructure details to build a stronger business case for cloud computing in your organization.

Agenda:

  • Companies remain skeptical that cloud will save them money.
  • How to model your current infrastructure costs and compare them to cloud prices.
  • Cloud is cheaper for most types of workloads — we show you why.
  • Why cloud is not the same as traditional hosting.
  • How to leverage our cost modeling tool in your organization.

Vendors mentioned: Amazon Web Services and GoDaddy.

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