cloud and data center consulting

Cloud and Data Center Consulting Services

We answer those difficult data center and cloud computing questions.

We Can Help You Answer These Questions


Why is our cloud bill so high?

Applications that have a small baseline and scale up high for short periods of time work great in the cloud. For applications that have consistent, high use, there are better alternatives. Learn more.

On premise or public cloud. What is best for us?

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. We suggest a utilization assessment over a 30 day period to tell you what’s best. Staffing, culture, and your applications are also a factor. Learn more.


Are we at risk of a ransomware attack?

Unfortunately every organization is vulnerable. Threat actors are opportunistic and don’t care if you are large or small. Assess your current security readiness and then begin to layer in as much security as budgets allow. Learn more.

How much does a pentest cost?

It’s critical to find a pen tester that can tailor their proposal to cover all your domains and applications. For custom applications, it’s imperative that they attempt to exploit the application. Learn more.


Can you manage our AWS infrastructure?

Many organizations made the move from fully managed hosting to a public cloud. In many cases, the DevOps strategy wasn’t fully executed and didn’t cover the need for systems management and a 3rd party management firm is needed. Learn more.

Can we outsource all our security?

Absolutely. There are organizations that focus entirely on providing SIEM, End point detection with remediation, periodic scans, user training solutions, and a complete Security Operations Center as a Service to any sized organization. Learn more.


How much would a Megawatt of Data center space cost?

There are standard formulas to calculate data center costs. It consists of a base rate multiplied by how many Kilowatts are needed (Base Rate X KW). This amount is then added to your power consumption which is (KWh x price) x PUE. Learn more.

Are we paying too much to connect our offices together?

If you haven’t revisited your connectivity costs recently, you maybe overpaying. Switching from MPLS to SD-WAN or even putting all your connectivity out to bid may yield some interesting cost savings options. Learn more.

Where We Can Help

Cloud, DevOps & Data Center Strategy


Cloud Computing Cost Optimization


Communications, Collaboration, and Telecom Strategy


Cloud and Data Center Consulting Services


Cybersecurity Strategy


About 515 Engine

Since 2007 we’ve helped firms achieve their infrastructure goals


We’ve worked with all sized firms to give them a solid handle on their existing cloud and data center infrastructure. Applications, security, telecommunications, connectivity, and resiliency.

Testimonials

What Clients Are Saying

515 Engine saved me hours of conference calls, follow ups, face to face meetings and email responses in the course of our engagement.

Ed Fox – Mettel

I was impressed with your knowledge, recommendations, and that you were able to aid us both our current environment & planned expansion.

Dave Horowitz – Netomat

I found the services of Michael and his team at 515 Engine to be indispensable to Pronto.com when we recently launched our international site

Tony – Pronto

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