Cloud Economics

Financial optimisation with Cloud Economics

According to Gartner, while the integration of Cloud services could enable companies to make cost savings of nearly 50%, it is essential to adopt a Cloud Cost Management (FinOps) approach.

Sopra Steria offers a range of services enabling businesses to manage resource consumption efficiently in the (private, public and hybrid) cloud. This services offering incorporates consulting services to help you prepare and financially assess your migration to the cloud, as well as continuous optimisation solutions provided by our experts.

With the Cloud Economics offering, plan the financial aspects of your migration to the cloud and optimise your resource consumption. 

The Cloud Economics Offering

Our experts are here to help you build your business case and work alongside you to deliver the Cloud Cost Management activities suited to your cloud strategy (private, public, hybrid and multicloud: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Red Hat, VMware):

  • Planning and cost control
  • Real-time budgetary control, continuous optimisation
  • Governance enhancement: compliance, security and best practice.

Multidisciplinary skills and recognised expertise

  • A dedicated Cloud Economics skills centre within Sopra Steria's Cloud Center of Excellence.
  • FinOps experts with multidisciplinary skills: technical, financial and compliance.
  • Sopra Steria has been awarded certifications in the leading cloud technologies: AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and also Turbonomic, Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Red Hat, VMware including VMware Aria.


Sopra Steria Cloud Services : Financial optimisation with Cloud Economics
Voice-over (female voice)
Pay-per-use use can generate savings. But if left unmonitored, Cloud consumption can be very costly. Let's take the example of Tom. The company's data center and hardware are becoming obsolete. Is it time to accelerate the migration of the I.T. system onto the Cloud? But how? He calls on Sopra Steria’s expertise.
As a Cloud consultant, I will produce a business case to map out eligibility. This shows me which applications need to be migrating. Next, I recommend different migration scenarios to meet the business's requirements. A pre-migration Cloud simulation enables Tom to fine-tune these options. These stages are crucial for anticipating transformations, estimating savings and managing risk. Tom opts for scenario 3 with the Cloud Optimization Service, which enables him to make substantial savings. I train his teams to develop and improve their skills.

Voice-over 2 (male voice)
As a FinOps Architect, I analyze the Cloud resources used for each application. I use our methodologies and tools to provide Tom with personalized dashboards and reports. Using my financial and technical knowledge, I check all data and select the relevant recommendations. I then reallocate resources to optimize usage and costs without impairing quality or performance. Continuous monitoring is necessary as Cloud services are constantly evolving.

Voice-over 1
As such, Sopra Steria offers a full portfolio of services which includes consulting to establish your Business Case, managing your migration and optimizing resource consumption whilst managing compliance and security. The benefits: Savings of 10% to 65%. Optimizing usages to meet the needs of business challenges. Improved visibility and predictability. Strengthened governance.

Our client stories

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The global leader in optimised resource management (water, energy, waste management, etc.), Veolia began its Digital Transformation in 2015, by modernising its workstations and digitisating its service offers.

Our insights

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