Facts at a glance
Strategically manage costs while preparing to open multiple data centers worldwide.
Comprehensive Storage as a Service for cost predictability and alignment of services to customer requirements
- Consulting services
- NetApp Storage as a Service
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- Cost predictability for confident planning and execution of expansion strategy
- Streamlined operations
- Enhanced customer focus to improve satisfaction
- Increased agility enabling quick adjustments to market demand
- Elimination of uncertainties associated with varying pricing structures across data centers
In the highly competitive world of cloud services, our client, a prominent cloud provider, was ready to grow and differentiate. The company was preparing to open upward of 18 new data centers worldwide, each potentially costing millions of dollars — and its CIO had a goal to get strategic about cost, management and capacity planning. The client also wanted to shift focus from hardware management to understanding its own customers' unique consumption requirements.
Insight proposed a comprehensive as-a-service solution that would address the predicament head-on. Leveraging the NetApp® Storage as a Service (STaaS) program, Insight collaborated closely with the client to develop an agreed-upon rate card, offering standardized pricing across all data centers.
The creation of this rate card was a crucial step in providing the company the much-needed cost predictability it wanted. With a clear understanding of the financial effects of each data center, the client could confidently plan and execute its expansion strategy. The standardized pricing would also ensure that costs remained consistent across all data centers, eliminating any uncertainties and surprises that could arise from varying pricing structures. But the benefits of the solution extended beyond cost predictability — it also enabled the client to align its services more precisely than ever to customers' needs.
The company would gain valuable insights into its customers' preferences and requirements, tailoring its offerings to meet those specific demands.
Through its partnership with Insight, the cloud service provider has successfully transformed its business model, overcoming the most pressing challenges that come with opening multiple data centers. Today, the adoption of an as-a-service approach allows the company to grow each location independently based on regional demand and align its services more precisely with customer needs. As the cloud services market continues to evolve, our client is well positioned to capture market opportunities with the peace of mind that operations are streamlined and costs are predictable.