Cloud computing has slowly become an essential part of numerous businesses and enterprises.

The trouble is that in pursuit of cloud and the benefits it brings, companies overspend on these solutions.

Back in 2017 Business Insider reported that more than 80 percent of in-house data centres had more server capacity than needed. This leads to additional costs from electricity, cooling, licensing and maintenance for server capacity that is never used.

Beyond that, Nutanix revealed last year that 41 percent of local firms overspent on their annual cloud services budget.

Now Nutanix has launched a return on investment (ROI) calculator to give decision makers a better idea of how much they might be overspending as regards cloud.

It’s also worth remembering that Nutanix and HPE recently declared a partnership which will bring a hybrid-cloud as a service solution to market. This solution will reportedly lower the cost of ownership and accelerate ROI.

Of course the firm does tout its own solutions as being cheaper and while that may well be the case we urge our readers to shop around. Just in case there happens to be a cheaper solution elsewhere.

With that having been said, a report from IDC which surveyed organisations found that total cost of ownership decreased 60 percent and ROI increased to 534 percent.

You can head to the Nutanix website to make use of the ROI calculator and you can read more about the IDC’s findings here.

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