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KCOM joins forces to help firms manage cloud costs

KCOM is partnering with CloudHealth Technologies to help customers boost efficiency and better manage their cloud computing costs. As a managed service provider, KCOM is offering access to the CloudHealth cloud management platform to deliver consultancy and help customers architect smarter solutions.
KCOM says over two-thirds of firms are expecting to run multi-cloud or hybrid cloud IT environments by 2019. However, some are not enjoying the kind of savings they expected from cloud adoption, it says. Tracking the costs of cloud infrastructure is becoming more complex, and unexpected cloud bills can eat into revenues, KCOM said. At the same time, many organisations lack visibility into their cloud environments, limiting their ability to drive efficiencies and improvements. 
CloudHealth claims, on average, users achieve savings of 20-30% in cloud costs every month. KCOM's cloud optimisation service, powered by CloudHealth, is designed to makes sense of data across all cloud tools and services, giving decision-makers the holistic view they need to optimise their multi-cloud environments. 
With the solution, KCOM is already helping customers including the Rail Delivery Group, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Kuoni optimise their cloud infrastructures.
The service can be used in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform environments. It is also suitable for organisations still in the data centre that are looking to move into the cloud, helping them to model their migrations and calculate likely costs.Phil Offord, sales director at KCOM, said: “CloudHealth’s insight and KCOM’s expertise will be invaluable for businesses who want the most from their cloud environments.”
Bob Kilbride, senior director of global channels at CloudHealth Technologies, said: “Any organisation that takes advantage of the partnership can be assured they will have the most optimised and cost-positive experience throughout their entire cloud journey.” 
A free trial [] is available for new customers that generate a CloudHealth snapshot of a chosen cloud environment. The trial analyses months of past usage and delivers an in-depth report with recommendations from KCOM for improvements and cost savings.