Evolve Cloud Services brings a unique perspective to the world of cloud consulting services. Oftentimes, organizations and cloud services partners will focus only on performance measurements when sizing for migrations and managing cloud workloads post migration. While understanding CPU, RAM & IOPS utilization is extremely important, Evolve believes it is impossible to create an accurate TCO without equally considering the impact that software licensing has. On average, software licensing costs are 3 to 4 times the cost of all other cloud associated workloads when moving a workload to the cloud. Not taking into account the most cost effective way to license can lead to a significant increase in your overall cloud spend, as well as potential software compliance issues.
It's imperative that organizations pay attention to the most current software publisher licensing rules as changes may be made that could cause license compliance and audit risks for already existing cloud workloads (see below for more information).
Evolve can work either directly with customers or have our services funded via numerous cloud provider funding programs. Evolve also works in partnership with many highly acclaimed cloud migration partners, providing the licensing expertise that they do not have in-house. With decades of experience assisting customers with optimizing their cloud & software licensing spend, Evolve is your one stop shop to ensure you are optimizing your cloud costs from both an infrastructure and software licensing perspective.