Announcing the launch of Cost Optimizer in Platform Essentials on AWS
Rackspace Fanatical Support® for AWS recently launched the enhancement of cost optimization features in the Platform Essentials service block for North America region customers.
We’re excited to announce the expansion of Platform Essentials with the Cost Optimizer on AWS feature set to the Europe, Middle East, and Asia (EMEA) regions at the end of April. This product enhancement comes from the preexisting Optimizer offer from Onica, a recently acquired Rackspace company. Rackspace chose to acquire Onica partially because of the success of this product.
We hear from our customers all the time about the number of challenges, which includes the following areas, when it comes to controlling costs in the public cloud:
Knowledge and awareness: AWS offers over 40,000 product stock keeping units (SKUs) with dozens of pricing constructs. How can you stay on top of releases and decide what is best for your company?
Ongoing improvements: A single large negotiation, such as an AWS Enterprise Discount Program (or EDP), does not ensure savings. How can you make sure you realize new savings opportunities as your environment changes over time?
Business growth and sprawl: As organizations grow, new business units and cost centers emerge, all with their own spend and objectives. How can you keep the organization on track to understand areas of spend and control costs?
We know that as more customers operate in the public cloud, we need to apply more focus on cost optimization support. By including Cost Optimizer in Platform Essentials, we guarantee that you receive an optimization focus in our most basic, required service block.
Our team of Cloud Business Analysts delivers Platform Essentials with Cost Optimizer. This team stays hyper-focused on helping you understand your AWS spend and savings recommendations to reduce cost.
Platform Essentials with Cost Optimizer provides access to CloudHealth with monthly spend breakdowns. These breakdowns help you visualize and understand the service details of cost drivers. Our Fanatical Experience™ is available 24x7 to answer billing and cost-related questions as well as to give guidance support on the underlying infrastructure.
Customers in the Enterprise space receive elevated cost optimization benefits including the following:
An initial meeting to define written policy for tag management
Customized cost reporting and dashboard design
AWS Savings Plans and Reserved Instances utilization supervision and new purchase recommendations
Monthly in-depth cost reviews
Cost optimization is a key priority for our customers, and Platform Essentials with Cost Optimizer delivers results. Existing customers in this service have saved an average of 37%. We look forward to expanding delivery of this service to EMEA in addition to North America, and in the future, we will expand to other regions and public clouds!
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