Beyond Elastic Service Technology

Beyond have helped us considerably in a move to GEN-2 to take advantage of Universal Credits. Whilst it is possible to manually manage your usage, the use of Beyond’s Cloud Scheduler has meant that the overall process has become easier and provides a much better interface altogether. The tool has allowed us to avoid cost by actively adopting smaller shapes or to pause services when they are not required and ramping up where necessary, say during a development sprint cycle, all within our monthly allowance.

Mike Shewring, Head of Business Systems – Galliford Try Services

What is the Smart Cloud Controller?

Built on Oracle cloud for Oracle cloud, the Smart Cloud Controller application allows you to manage and flex your Oracle cloud instance usage efficiently and reduce your Universal Credit costs or your Pay As You Go subscription.

How does it work?

The Smart Cloud Controller allows you to control both the uptime and the resources (CPU) consumed by each instance in your cloud estate, enabling you to keep tight control of your spend.

Design

Design an optimal usage plan

Subscribe

Subscribe to the Smart Cloud Controller

Schedule

Schedule your usage plan

How can you save money?

Organisations who move to Oracle cloud, base what they plan to spend by estimating anticipated uptime and the size/shape of the cloud application. This often goes unchecked and sometimes customers end up paying for more uptime availability power than they actually need.

Sample System Costs

Based on Universal Credits annual usage plan

  • Pricing as at 24th April 2020
Cost comparison
  • The less you use, the less you spend
  • At quieter times, in the evenings, weekends and holidays, scale back when there is lighter demand or even stop services when there is no demand
  • Optimised usage may allow you to try or buy new products without extra charges
  • The Beyond Smart Cloud Controller allows you to provide optimal availability at the keenest cost

 

Significant Savings On

Universal Credits
£ Pay As You Go
£ Monthly Flex

Monitor and Estimate

Know your actual usage and save £ at renewal
Avoid overages
Utilise underages

Using Too Much

Switch off instances
Power down resources

Using Too Little

Acquire new Oracle products
Increase resources where needed