Shamrock Consulting Group: Creating a More Efficient Way to Manage Costs in the Cloud

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A common scenario that IT and finance teams face is assessing the cost scalability of shifting from on-premise legacy systems to cloud-based control environments. Many factors come into play while a plan of action is put through the rounds, one of them being whether or not there is a solid return on investment (ROI) by deploying workloads in the cloud vs. on-premise storage. Shamrock Consulting Group has emerged as an industry-leading cloud solutions consultancy, the company has unparalleled expertise related to the 3 major public cloud platforms—AWS, Azure, Google— and is in the final stages of developing a platform that will revolutionize the way cloud services are shared and sold. Shamrock’s new proprietary offering will provide IT and finance teams with complete financial insight of cloud operations costs. The platform will provide feedback based on various criteria such as uptime SLA, microservices, storage and most importantly, exact costs associated with cloud computing.

As one of the early advocates for the cloud, Shamrock Consulting Group has a vast amount of resources that they use to help their clients with successful cloud migrations, with the latest addition being their new, “Cloud Cost” platform. The amazing software can be put to use by sales personnel, CIOs, IT leaders, or anyone interested in understanding the cost and budgeting of cloud computing services. “Nobody has a comparison tool; it does not exist. Our platform will be the first tool of its kind available in the marketplace,” says Ben Ferguson, VP and Senior Network Architect at Shamrock. Since no software exists, the engineers at the company, along with Ferguson, have been working day in, day out over the past year to understand optimal Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and qualitative comparison strategies that they can deploy through their solution to simplify complex business decisions.

Microservices, together with container technology, are the most leveraged operations in the cloud, and it is within these areas are where Shamrock Consulting Group provides maximum value to clients via their Cloud Cost tool. One special feature of Shamrock Cloud Cost will be the comparative figures that it returns to users based on the cost of deliverable microservices from various cloud computing platforms across the globe.
Additionally, Shamrock’s Cloud Cost tool will also simplify cloud computing economics for finance management by providing real-time cost benefits as well as the cheapest migratory options on the market. A user will be able to input multiple variables—compute power, storage, database structures, etc.—for their applications into Shamrock Cloud Cost, and in turn, the tool will deliver accurate pricing for each of the three major public cloud providers in real-time. “The ultimate goal is to be able to send a one-pager to client accounting that generates an approval and purchase order, and drastically shortens the lengthy procurement turnaround times that plague most large enterprises,” says Ferguson.

The team at Shamrock Consulting Group strongly believes they have made a significant breakthrough by keeping their upcoming proprietary platform both simple and affordable. The onboarding will also be easy; Shamrock’s engineers are working on OAuth (use of Microsoft, Google or LinkedIn login credentials) to ensure users have a seamless login and user experience without having to create another dreaded user name and password. The insights customers will receive from Shamrock Cloud Cost will empower them to make accurate and informed financial decisions as they migrate to the cloud.“We hate the idea of wasted money,” concludes Ferguson, “Which is exactly why we love helping companies be resourceful and do more with less. Our goal is to make sure that we have the right tools and resources in place so that companies can do every thing more effectively and cost-efficiently.”

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Shamrock Consulting Group Announces Groundbreaking Partnership with Blue Street Capital

El Segundo, CA: Shamrock Consulting Group is thrilled to announce a first-of-its-kind partnership with Blue Street Capital, a market leader in technology financing. The partnership will provide financing for Cloud Reserved Instances, giving medium and large enterprises incredible financial flexibility with regards to migrating their company data to the cloud.


“A 2017 study conducted by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association found that 68% of large IT equipment capital expenditures were financed,” said Ben Ferguson, Shamrock’s Vice President and Senior Network Architect, “And within a cloud-centric consumption model, especially for medium and large enterprises, we see a huge market opportunity there.”


The partnership will serve to bring awareness to the incredibly important yet vastly misunderstood components of cloud financing. Blue Street’s Vice President SE Region, Alex Gafford, lays it out:


“I am truly excited to see how AWS RIs and pre-paid MS Azure services will create more opportunities for CFOs and other business managers to pay for their critical cloud service needs,” said Gafford, “Most companies are unaware that these services can be financed, so we’re thrilled to take part in passing that message around.”


Shamrock Consulting Group is an award-winning telecom and IT solutions agency based in El Segundo, CA and serving clients around the world. Shamrock facilitates the procurement of thousands of products related to telecom, wide area networking, colocation and cloud at the guaranteed best price.



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Company
Shamrock Consulting Group

Headquarters
El Segundo, CA

Management
Ben Ferguson, VP & Senior Network Architect

Description
Shamrock Consulting Group has emerged as an industry-leading cloud solutions consultancy for the three major public cloud providers—AWS, Azure, Google—and is in the final stages of developing a platform that will revolutionize the way cloud services are shared and sold. Shamrock’s new proprietary offering will provide IT and finance teams with complete financial insight into cloud operations costs. The platform will provide feedback based on various criteria such as uptime SLA, microservices, storage, and, most importantly, exact costs associated with cloud computing

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