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shrank from 465 data centers to six, saving about $200 million. Fewer data centers requires less net- working, so we shaved $600 million off our carrier fees. Eliminating many instances of SAP saved about $100 million in licenses. A remaining $1 billion-plus of savings came from rationalizing our application port- folio from 7,000 to 1,800, and reducing IT headcount from 20,000 to 2,000. Just Getting Started At this point, we were pretty happy with our prog- ress. We were running the company’s IT with six shiny new data centers, and costs seemed like they were at a manageable level. We didn’t realize it at the time, but we were only getting started. Within 18 months of building the new data centers, we began struggling with capacity. We decided to plug the gap with EcoPODs, modular, containerized data centers HPE manufactures, which each provide a self-contained megawatt of capacity. We set up an EcoPOD next to each data center and planned to add two a year for the next five years. They were an expense, but far less costly than adding power and cooling to existing data centers or even building new ones. Taking the Next Step The first thing we did was set up a cloud-like system we referred to as highly automated platform provi- sioning. It was not really a cloud. There were no APIs, just automation. Developers could go to a portal and order up cores, storage, memory, an operating sys- tem, middleware databases and load balancing. Twenty minutes later, they would have an environment. This helped us to do a better job managing our IT environment. We identified VMs that were overprovi- sioned, used automation tools and drove our utiliza- tion up by 30 percent. We were able to eliminate the use of EcoPODs and shrink the number of data cen- ters down to four. The next step was to move to the cloud. We started by creating an on-premise OpenStack cloud for cloud native development projects and then started brok- ering workloads to Azure. The positive response was immediate. People were tired of the old way of relying on traditional IT resources, so we put together a proj- ect to transform the majority of our workloads. While our strategy achieved the desired objective and provided the DC ca Α…₯ΡδΡ‘…ЁݔΙ•ΕΥ₯Ι•ΡΌ)Ι•΅…₯Έ½Α•Ι…Ρ₯½Ή…°°5•œ]‘₯Ρ΅…Έ°!AŠé <…Ёё”)Ρ₯΅”°ΕΥ•ΝΡ₯½Ή•Ύ…‰½ΥЁ½ΥȁΑ±…Έ…Ή₯Ρ́΅•ΡΙ₯Μ°)ΝՍ …́ ATΥΡ₯±₯ι…Ρ₯½ΈΈЁё”Ρ₯΅”½Υȁ ATΥΡ₯±₯ι„΄)Ρ₯½Έέ…́…‰½ΥΠ€ΔΐΑ•Ι•ΉΠ°©ΥΝЁ‰•±½άΡ‘”₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙδ)…Ω•Ι…”ΈM‘”Ν…₯Ν‘”έ½Υ±±₯­”ΡΌΝ•”₯Ё₯ΈΡ‘”€ΰΐ)Α•Ι•ΉΠΙ…Ή”Έ=Υȁ₯Ή₯Ρ₯…°Α±…Έ…±±•™½ΘΡ‘”‘₯ΝΝ•΅₯Ή…Ρ₯½Έ½˜έ½Ι¬΄)±½…‘́₯ΉΡΌ™½Υȁ΅…₯Έ‰Υ­•ΡΜμΡΙ…‘₯Ρ₯½Ή…°%P°=Α•Έ΄)MΡ…¬ΑΙ₯Ω…Ρ”±½Υ°ΑΥ‰±₯Œ±½Υ…ΉM……LΈQ‘”™₯ΙΝΠ)έ½Υ±‘½ΥΝ”…‰½ΥΠ€ΔΐΑ•Ι•ΉΠ½˜½Υȁ…ΑΑ±₯…Ρ₯½ΉΜƒŠL)ΡΙ…‘₯Ρ₯½Ή…°%PΙ•Ν½Υɍ•Μ°ΝՍ …́M@!9…ΑΑ±€΄)…Ή•Μ°±…ɝ”!AU`ΝεΝΡ•΅Μ™½Θ½Υȁ\Α±…Ρ™½Ι΄)…Ή…Έ% 4΅…₯Ή™Ι…΅”°έ‘₯ έ½Υ±‘…Ω”ΡΌΙ•΅…₯Έ)½Έ΅ΑΙ•΅₯Ν•ΜΈQ‘”Ι•΅…₯Ή‘•Θέ½Υ±ΌΡΌΡ‘”=Α•Έ΄)MΡ…¬±½Υ€ ΔΐΑ•Ι•ΉΠ€°ΡΌΡ‘”ΑΥ‰±₯Œ±½Υ€ ΨΐΑ•Θ΄)•ΉΠ€…ΉΡΌM……L…ΑΑ±₯…Ρ₯½ΉΜ€ ΘΐΑ•Ι•ΉΠ€Έ)]”‘…έ½Ι¬ΡΌ‘ΌΈ]‘•Έέ”±½½­•…Ё½Υȁ•ΉΩ₯Ι½Έ΄)΅•ΉΠ°έ”Ν…܁ё…Ёݔ‘…±½Ν”ΡΌ€Δΐ°ΐΐΐΩ₯ΙΡΥ…°)΅…‘₯Ή•Μ€‘Y5Μ€Ρ‘…Ё•ΝΝ•ΉΡ₯…±±δέ•Ι”Ή½Π‰•₯ΉœΥΝ•Έ)Q‘”Ι•…Ν½Έό•Ω•±½Α•Ίݕɔ‘½…Ι‘₯ΉœΡ‘•΄Έ=Έ)…Ω•Ι…”°₯Ёѽ½¬€Θā‘…έѼ•Π„Y4…ΑΑΙ½Ω•…ΉΑΙΌ΄)Ω₯Ν₯½Ή•Έ•Ω•±½Α•Ί‘₯‘»ŠeЁ݅ΉΠΡΌέ…₯Ёё…Ё±½ΉœΈ)Q‘•δέ…ΉΡ•ΡΌ‘…Ω”…Α…₯Ρ䁽Έ‘…ΉΡΌΝΡ…ΙЁ‘•Ω•°΄)½Α₯Ήœ₯΅΅•‘₯…Ρ•±δ°…́ё•δ…ΈΡ½‘…䁽Έ„A……LΈMΌ°)Ρ‘•δ½Ι‘•Ι••αΡΙ…ΜƒŠL‘½ι•ΉΜ½˜Ρ‘•΄Έ%ΈΡ‘”•Ή°έ”΅½Ω•΅½Ι”έ½Ι­±½…‘́Ѽ½Υȁ½Έ΅ΑΙ•΄΄)₯Ν”±½ΥΝ½±ΥΡ₯½ΉΜ€‘…‰½ΥΠ€ΤΐΑ•Ι•ΉΠ€…Ή™…ȁ™•έ•ΘΡΌ)Ρ‘”ΑΥ‰±₯Œ±½Υ€ ΔΐΑ•Ι•ΉΠ€ΈQ‘”ΑΙ½‰±•΄έ…́ݔ)‘₯‘»ŠeЁ‘…Ω”„½½Α±…Έ₯ΈΑ±…”ΡΌ΅…Ή…”½ΝΡΜ)ёɽ՝‘½ΥЁё”ΑΙ½•ΝΜΈAΥ‰±₯Œ±½Υ½ΝΡ́ݕɔ)Νέ•±±₯Ήœ°…Ήέ”έ•Ι•»ŠeЁ͑ΥΡΡ₯Ήœ½™˜Y5́ΕΥ₯­±δ)•Ή½Υ ΡΌ‘…ΙΩ•ΝЁё”Ν…Ω₯ΉΜΝΌέ”½Υ±΅½Ω”™…ΝΠ)½ΈΑΥ‰±₯Œ±½Υ‘•Α±½ε΅•ΉΡΜΈ]”½ΠΝ…Ι•…Ή)͍…±•‰…¬½Υȁ±½Υ•™™½ΙΡΜΈ)Q‘₯́½ΠΎё₯Ή­₯Ήœ)ΡΙ…ΉΝ™½Ι΅…Ρ₯½ΈΈ)₯Έ(ΜЁπQ!=AA1HπMU55H€ΘΐΔΰ)Ρ•Ι΅Μ)½˜)„)±…ɝ•