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Core is a well funded Microsoft Solutions Partner with a 30 year history of being at the heart of control in IT.

We are supported by our bankers and have funds available for strategic business acquisitions. Together with our successful acquisition track record and a commitment to making deals happen, now is the perfect time to talk to us if you are considering selling your IT business.

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Core NewsroomMar 11, 2024 5:23:11 PM3 min read

Maximising Savings on Azure with Core’s Gain-Share Offer

Maximising Savings on Azure with Core’s Gain-Share Offer

As we navigate through the complexities of cloud cost optimisation, it's clear that finding the right partner to manage your Azure infrastructure can make all the difference.

At Core, we understand the intricacies of Microsoft Azure and offer a unique 'gain-share' proposition to help you optimise your environment, and maximise your cost savings.

Discovering Potential Savings

The journey begins with a thorough discovery phase. Our team delves deep into your current Azure usage to uncover potential savings and optimisation opportunities. By tracking and recording our recommendations, and gaining your consent to proceed, we ensure transparency and agreement every step of the way.

Tracking and Confirmation

After implementing our recommendations, we'll analyse your subsequent Microsoft invoice against our carefully crafted assessment criteria. This will confirm the savings achieved through the remediation plan, and help us determine the net figure — which represents our shared success.

Setting the Conditions

Our Azure 'gain-share' offer is tailored to fit the unique needs of each customer. However, certain conditions apply to ensure profitability for both parties:

Reservations for 12 months to three years are integral to the cost-saving strategies. Although savings plans are an alternative, they may not yield the same level of savings. We focus on areas within our support scope to calculate potential savings, ensuring accurate and fair assessments.

Understanding the Caveats

Our promise to track cost reductions with precision takes several factors into account:

  • Cost reductions will be measured per resource, and our gain-share calculations will include only the resources Core can take responsibility for optimising.
  • New deployments and resource deletions are excluded from our tracking unless directly attributable to Core's initiatives.
  • External factors like the monthly USD/GBP exchange rate and Microsoft pricing changes are considered to provide a clear view of the savings generated.

Awareness of Trade-Offs

Our proposition comes with trade-offs that are important for both our sales team and customers to understand. For instance, while Compute Reservations can lead to savings of up to 65%, they do require a commitment for the duration of the reservation term.

Azure Managed Services at Core

Core's Azure Managed Services provide an array of solutions designed to optimise and secure your Azure infrastructure. Our expertise in Microsoft solutions can help you discover cost savings and streamline your technology to drive efficiency and success where it matters most.

Our Azure services begin with an Azure Technical Assessment and Cost Optimisation (TACO) review, a pivotal step in understanding how to optimise your Azure infrastructure for performance and cost-effectiveness. By taking advantage of Core's managed services, your business can eliminate wastage, right-size your environment, and proactively manage costs through automated cost management capabilities.

Our offering extends to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), where our team of Microsoft specialists help you transition to the cloud with end-to-end hybrid infrastructure solutions. We can help you with backup and recovery strategies, utilising Azure VM Backup and Azure Site Recovery to ensure that your workloads are protected from regional disasters, through to identity management, helping to protect against malicious login attempts.

Our Azure Managed Services are designed not only to help businesses transition smoothly to Azure, but also to continuously support and optimise your cloud environments, turning the potential of Azure into tangible benefits for your operations.

Creating a win-win scenario

Our aim at Core is to create a win-win scenario. By aligning our success with yours, we are incentivised to drive efficiency and savings in your Azure environment. Our 'gain-share' proposition is designed to ensure that when you save, we both succeed. Explore our Azure Managed Services in detail at Core's Azure Infrastructure, and embark on a journey to optimised cloud expenditure today.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the gain-share proposition, speak to your Account Manager or get in contact with our team to request a complimentary consultation.