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How much can you save by migrating legacy apps to Google Cloud? Forrester does the math

October 4, 2021
Tom Nikl

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Migration

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Migrating expensive operating systems and traditional workloads to Google Cloud can help organizations reduce data center costs while improving performance and uptime. In addition, organizations can work with Google Cloud and its partners to further modernize those workloads, resulting in additional licensing savings, and avoiding cumbersome licensing audits by legacy enterprise software vendors.

To better explore these ideas, Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by migrating to Google Cloud. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of migrating to Google Cloud for their organizations.

What Forrester found was that the interviewees experienced significant improvements in performance and uptime, reduced management costs, and recognized significant cost savings, especially around licensing. The interviewees were able to vastly reduce licensing costs and the pressure of time-consuming licensing audits. The interviewees worked with Google to optimize and modernize their environment, allowing them to reduce their compute, management, and overpriced licensing costs further.

Among the most compelling findings in the study include:

  • Avoiding on-premises hardware, software, and licensing costs can save millions of dollars annually.

  • Optimized cloud infrastructure can reduce cloud spending by 45%.

  • Organizations are completing their cloud migration in half the time they projected.


To learn more, download the entire complimentary study, The Total Economic Impact™ Of Migrating Expensive Operating Systems and Traditional Software to Google Cloud. Or, if you’re ready to dive into your cloud migration options, sign up for a free discovery and assessment of your IT landscape so we can help you map out a plan to Google Cloud.

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