For the average SMB, a cost saving of 36% is huge. A new survey by TSO Logic analysed 10,000 customer physical servers and 25,000 virtual machines and concluded that 45 percent of existing VMs would run more efficiently in the cloud. A finding like this should be reason enough for companies to reevaluate their current IT setup.

As one would imagine when taking tens of thousands of servers into consideration, the reason for such shortcomings varies. In the study, it was found that one of the main obstacles holding back efficiency of on-premise virtual machines was them being over-provisioned, by as much as 26 percent of the inspected machines. In plain English, this means the virtual machines were set up to use more hardware resources than the server they were on could provide. In an interview with InformationWeek, TSO Logic’s CEO Aaron Rallo concludes, “Migrating them to the cloud and right-sizing them there would result in a 36 percent savings over their current operating cost.”

36% Cost Saving

36% cost saving is a pretty outstanding figure. For many companies, savings like this would cover the expense of migrating to the cloud, and then some. In addition to using these newly found funds to migrate to the cloud, you can invest in upgrading older server units to the latest models in order to experience even further cost savings. InformationWeek reports, “A secondary finding was that merely upgrading systems to the latest generation of servers, whether on premises or in the cloud, would also result in considerable savings. Twenty-five percent of the physical servers surveyed were more than three years old, meaning they dated back into the Intel Nehalem chip era of 2013 and its predecessors.”

Worth Every Penny

Granted, migrating to the cloud and replacing inefficient server units with newer models are two aggressive actions for an IT administrator to take, especially when one’s current IT setup seems to be meeting a company’s needs just fine. However, what this study shows is that taking such an aggressive stance toward making sure that your systems and equipment are upgraded, along with hosting data in the cloud when it’s advantageous, is worth the effort, and then some.

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To get started, you’ll need a thorough IT assessment of your current operations. Our Architect and Solution Consultants can perform this task and report back to you on what improvements you can make in order to improve efficiency and save money.