​The Instillery walks away with “world-first” cloud deal

​The Instillery walks away with “world-first” cloud deal

Expanding Auckland partner strikes partnership with Cloudability.

Mike Jenkins (The Instillery) and Michael Hoole (The Instillery)

Mike Jenkins (The Instillery) and Michael Hoole (The Instillery)

The Instillery has signed a world-first partnership with Cloudability, a global leader in data-driven Cloud Cost Management, as it looks to further strengthen its own Clearstate Consulting and cloud managed service practice.

Terms of the deal will see the Auckland-based company become the elite exclusive Cloudability partner for the New Zealand and Pacific Islands region.

The Instillery CEO, Mike Jenkins, said that in New Zealand and across the Pacific Islands there has been growing adoption of public cloud - a trend that is only accelerating as the market approaches 2017.

“Public cloud is no longer reserved for research experiments or "born-in-the-cloud" SaaS providers,” he said.

“In fact, in our experience public cloud strategies are now well entrenched in big business across the region.

“Enterprise organisations are now delivering production infrastructure exclusively in the public cloud to support mission critical applications, as evidenced by recent public announcements from the likes of Xero, Qantas, Atlantis Healthcare and GE to name a few.”

While managing a complex enterprise IT structure in the public cloud may sound challenging, Jenkins cited improved visibility as a way to overcome any perceived barriers of entry for organisations across the region.

“With visibility and real time insights you can control your own destiny and avoid any potential bill shock,” he explained.

“The Instillery’s partnership with Cloudability will enable organisations who have adopted public cloud strategies to visualise all of their cloud spending in one place.

“Cost and cloud usage data is aggregated from multiple platforms including both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, improving cloud spend efficiency, eliminating unexpected overages and providing an enterprise-wide view of costs.”

Through Cloudability, Jenkins said The Instillery can provide customers with “much more granular cost and utilisation visibility” than previously.

“We can enable an authorised business or application owner to securely log into Cloudability, click on the name of an any app, and see exactly how much it is costing to run in AWS, how much resource it was using and best of all the potential actions available to reduce the predicted future costs,” he explained.

“A great example of this is by leveraging the Reserved Instance Planner to find opportunities to save on your usage.”

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the US-based start-up recently raised $US24 million to grow its cloud cost management platform, taking the company’s overall amount past the $US40 million mark.

“Cloudability is thrilled to be working with The Instillery as an elite preferred certified consulting partner for the New Zealand and Pacific Island region,” Cloudability co-founder and chief customer officer, J.R. Storment, added.

“Together, we'll be positioned to help companies grow their cloud use more quickly and confidently with the latest in Cloud Cost Management tools and processes.”

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