The Financial Bit

How araCloud costs work to balance cost with flexibility

Operating in the cloud comes with advantages and disadvantages, at first it can seem expensive when compared with the costs of on-site hosting.  However, it's important to consider that when you outsource operations to the cloud, the costs include many things such as physical security of the data centre, power and cooling, physical servers, data storage and so much more. 

Cloud Technology Partners carried out a study on cost-savings associated with moving to cloud and found that on average, organisations could save as much as 40% when moving operations to a managed cloud environment.

Every aspect of the araCloud system can be tuned up or down, increasing or decreasing costs as and when needed.  For example, if you have a key period coming up, we can increase server resources to ensure you have as much compute power as you need during that time.  Once you’re done and the system becomes quieter, we can dial back the specifications and save money for your organisation.

Equally, when we are able to determine the base performance requirements for your platform, resources can be reserved for a period of time such as 12 or 36 months.  This can lead to impressive savings over the agreed term.

Through our regular checks and monitoring we will look for ways that we can save you money and make suggestions to help control costs.