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Apptio launches Cloudability Shift to aid A/NZ cloud migration

By Catherine Knowles, Thu 27 May 2021

Apptio has launched Cloudability Shift in Australia and New Zealand in a bid to simplify cost management of cloud migration.

As a cloud financial management solution, Cloudability Shift enables companies to analyse, plan and track migrations to public cloud.

As such, organisations can more efficiently measure and compare the cost and impact of tailored migration plans to inform decision making and lay the foundation for a successful move to the public cloud, Apptio states.

Whether modernising disaster recovery, shifting to digital business models, or enabling employees to work remotely, IT leaders are turning to the public cloud for increased agility, reduced costs, and improved time to value, the company states.

Migrating to the cloud can be transformative, but can also lead to cost overrun, operational disruption and delicate timelines can impede migration efforts.

It is these issues that Cloudability Shift aims to solve. It helps with informed planning by building defensible plans that connect on-premises costs and forecasted public cloud costs. It then helps to track realised costs relative to plan, dynamically adjusting a company's strategy along the way and evaluating the potential impact of changes to costs and timeline.

Essentially, the platform allows organisations to define a target end state, readily quantify the value of cloud transformation, refine plans conscious of cost and impact, and track migration progress against their plans.

Key features of Cloudability Shift include:

Analyse public cloud migration scenarios: Creating a migration strategy begins by understanding your total cost of ownership (TCO) for on-premises resources and forecasted cloud costs.

With Cloudability Shift, organisations can model and compare a variety of workload migration scenarios, balancing on-premises commitments, business objectives, and cost impact to develop a clear and defensible migration plan.

Plan (and continuously refine) your cloud migration strategy: Migrations rarely go as planned, but changes to your migration strategy do not need to result in a failed migration.

Organisations can minimise risk and cost over-run by adapting their migration strategy as business objectives change.

Cloudability Shift allows for organisations to re-plan as changes arise and adjust variables in real time, surfacing cost and schedule impact to ensure visibility into the impact of changes and allow your team to make informed decisions.

Track cloud migration costs and keep stakeholders informed: Effective tracking can provide key stakeholders clarity and confidence as an organisation migrates to the cloud.

Cloudability Shift gives your team visibility into cost drivers, letting them drill into areas of spend to help maximise the ROI of your migration strategy and detect variances as they arise for greater cost and operational efficiency.

By combining the power of Cloudability Shift with Cloudability, Apptio’s cloud cost management and optimisation tool, organisations can track planned costs against cloud actuals throughout, and after, the move.

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