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Financial Management

"I have re-used Red Oak’s services over a number of years and there is
a track record of delivery and expertise."
Graham Mallin, Met Office


Over the years Red Oak has been instrumental with many leading organisations in their HPC and Cloud journey. We continue to bring strength to many businesses in this ever-developing world of technology. Red Oak’s years of experience in deploying major, multi-million-pound systems throughout the UK is unrivalled. Having successfully managed in excess of 30 procurement projects over the last 10 years, we remain the only UK based HPC and Cloud Consultancy with this proven track record. From technical now how to proactive stakeholder management our team has built trust and respect across both customers and the industry, ensuring delivery, each and every time.

Our people remain vital to the key to our success. It is through our people’s expertise, drive for success, and passion for high levels of customer service, that we are able to bring a deep level of analysis and clear thought in what can be a highly complicated matter.  Through the provision of effective communication and data analysis we gain our customers trust.  We are able to recommend solutions which can be brought to senior board level stakeholders in a strategic and efficient manner. We remove the obstacles of handling technological issues and finance issues at the same time. We understand the need for ongoing value, budget controls and constraints and always remain focused on the bottom line.

Our team of experts regularly attend major HPC Industry events, both in the UK and on an International basis, running tutorial on HPC finance, value, strategy and total cost of ownership, we truly are leading the way in the complex sector of IT.

Services we are able to offer;

Value & TCO analysis

Red Oak has devised their own unique financial model for predicting the total life time cost of an organisations HPC, which includes both direct and indirect costs. This model has a proven track record of success and continues to bring many companies ongoing financial savings and complete understanding. We can truly advise the complete and accurate costs to your business when it comes to HPC solutions.

Cost Benefit Analysis

Having devised our own cost analysis model our consultants we will be able to work with you to deliver a complete and comprehensive overview on the true costs and the impact to your business.

Board Level Stakeholder and Strategy Management

We are able to provide assistance to senior stakeholders in writing their long term HPC Strategy for their business. This strategy will include current positioning and how to get the desired result in the agreed timeframe.

Business Cases

We are able to work with your teams to gather all the required business and IT facts, analyse cost and analyse benefits to build the right compelling business case which can be presented to enable a more effective understanding and lead to sign off for development.

Technology Surveys

Our consultants will look at the current marketplace, look at both on going and emerging trends enabling them to make accurate predictions for the future centred around HPC use and revenue. As a business, we look at underlining causes within trends and the key drivers including any potential negative factors which could have an impact be it adverse or positive.


Our team will take an idea which a customer has and through their extensive technical knowledge and expertise will build the concept enabling the customer to move forward.

Knowledge Transfer

Red Oak offers customised knowledge transfer opportunities for HPC service managers and executives, particularly focused on topics such as total cost of ownership (TCO), return-on-investment (ROI) and other economic aspects of service provision which are often misunderstood.

Infrastructure Analysis and Strategy Development

Under-estimating the complexity of infrastructure work required to accommodate HPC is a common source of delays and lost opportunity. Whether your HPC service is to fit around existing IT or requires a dedicated data centre, we can advise on how to proceed with a long-term strategy in mind.