Unused servers can be expensive – identifying them is a challenge
Many companies, regardless of industry, face a similar challenge: the server infrastructure has historically grown and grown. This leads to unnoticed and unused servers and the system landscape is sometimes difficult to keep track of.
60,000,000,000 € are wasted by companies worldwide per year on cloud services they do not need.
A single server generates 360 kg CO2 emissions each year.
An estimated 30 percent of servers in data centres are unused.
Our solution for identifying and shutting down unused servers
Decommissioning-as-a-Service is PwC's end-to-end tool that identifies the unused servers and then comprehensively guides the decommissioning process together with our experts. We make sure you get the perfect solution. That's why our services are always tailored to your business.
Discovery and Assessment Phase
Our team checks the monitoring data and prepares it for the process in a comprehensible and transparent way. Subsequently, the so-called training of artificial intelligence takes place. As a result, the AI creates a candidate list for unused servers that can be decommissioned.
On the basis of the generated and checked list, the savings potential is evaluated and the systems are subjected to the so-called "scream test" (evaluation of whether the servers are really unused). Afterwards, a decision can be made on whether a server should be switched off temporarily and as a test.
The systems that have been subjected to a "scream test" are finally decommissioned if the test is successful. There is a standardised process at this point, which is accompanied by PwC. In this way, the documentation and all other requirements can be fulfilled.
In the Spotlight
The use of our tool in the course of a server migration
During a server migration, our tool can be used to carry out an orderly migration. After the project is completed, the server capacities are tidied up and you can efficiently migrate your servers to the new landscape.
Improve the overview of the overall landscape
After Decommissioning-as-a-Service has optimised the server landscape, the restored status quo ensures IT cost optimisation and good organisation of the server infrastructure.
Find and switch off unused servers
The application of our tool is suitable for companies that want to switch off unused servers as part of a cost analysis, so that the company can save the unnecessary IT costs and use them sensibly elsewhere.
Cloud Placement Organizer
The Cloud Placement Organizer is a cloud planning tool that analyses the current IT landscape and calculates the optimal placement – in the private or public cloud – of workloads (apps & servers) in the cloud according to operating model (IaaS, PaaS), costs and compliance.
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Time and material
Only pay for the effort involved.
- You pay our advisors according to a fixed hourly rate
- You agree on this hourly rate in advance with our team
- Financial flexibility for you by adjusting the project scope at any time
for an initial analysis
Risk and reward
You only pay if we find unused servers.
After completion of the project, you pay a one-off percentage of the savings negotiated in advance with PwC.
- Pay only for the realised savings through the use of our tool
- Financial advantages through payment only in case of success
for an initial analysis
Fixed project based
You agree on a fixed price with PwC.
- The fixed price fully reflects our performance in your company
- Financial predictability through remuneration without fluctuations
- Choice of three sizes, depending on the number of servers
Depending on the number of servers.
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