Over the years Red Oak Consulting 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 Consulting’s years of experience in deploying major, multi-million-pound systems throughout the UK is unrivalled. Now, with the merging capability of Cloud our experience has expanded cementing our leadership position in this sector. From technical know- how to building HPC business cases and cost models to proactive stakeholder management. Our team has built trust and respect across both customers and the industry, ensuring delivery, each, and every time.
“The procurement was highly successful. Owen was highly professional and highly knowledgeable. And Mark really saved the day for us. Both Owen and Mark smoothly integrated into the KAUST team but more importantly, believed in our mission to deliver this computer in order to support the global ambitions of KAUST and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Dr Justin Mynar, Director of Core Labs & Major Facilities, KAUST
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 can 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 customer’s trust. We can 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.
Total Cost of Ownership Modelling
Total Cost of Ownership modelling (TCO) is complex but absolutely, critical when reviewing your HPC. Whether you are mid-cycle looking at your next procurement or considering the use of Cloud for HPC workflows, understanding the true cost of operation is vital for your business.
Below are just a few areas which will need to be fully understood when reviewing the financial impact of HPC:
On-Premise HPC: Capital cost items, such as Compute and Storage; Capitalised project costs such as Procurement and Installation; Running costs applicable to on-site HPC deployments such as space and electricity; End-of-life/decommissioning costs; and of course Utilisation.
HPC in the Cloud: Running costs applicable to Cloud deployments such as VMs and storage; Capital cost items such as network upgrades and enhanced connectivity, Understanding the requirement of the solution such as what sort of jobs will be run, how long and of course the level of utilisation of the system.
Red Oak has a proven track record of building true Cost of Ownership models for many leading organisations. We have also taken our expertise, one step further, and developed a tool which allows realistic comparisons between On-Premise and Cloud scenarios. Through the utilisation of this tool, the barrier of cost is understood, and the financial concerns are answered.
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.