What can an organization expect to "find" when they get Apptio lit up? What are some examples you have found?
We found a large amount of "orphaned" infrastructure which triggered a piece of tidy-up work which has removed thousands of servers from our estate
Hey Julie! How did you identify this? Would love to do something like this, but unsure if the data we receive would show this or not. We see thousands of entries for servers coming through our CMDB and we filter out the inactive ones, but beyond that, I don't know if those servers are truly in use, under-utilized, or if it could be bad data. ??
We took the infrastructure data out of Service Now with the view that it wasn't correct but still exposed it to the business. Where there was mapped infrastructure to applications this went through the model as normal but for those left over we created an allocation which spread the cost across all applications using the weighting of the original application cost - like a tariff.
This forced application/infrastructure owners to review their estates and remove servers or decommission applications they no longer required - using the stick rather than carrot practice
We have managed to halve our orphaned/tariff costs and nearly the same quantity in infrastructure within twelve months
I would expect to find potential cost reductions across the board! Whether it be looking at high cost centers and pinpointing the largest drivers, diving into those drivers and seeing if there are better options available, or, if two facilities in the same area are experiencing drastic cost differences then we could analyze potential savings by either consolidating the processes in these facilities or evaluating the makeup of their expenses!
I am currently working through our Storage with our SME on our orphaned storage list, and challenging the supplier data. This is forming a larger piece of work around overall costs and what we should be paying for.
I have reports which tells me when our Middleware & databases do not match a server, which i can then challenge the supplier on the data they supplied.
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