13th Month Cloud Assessment & Optimization
The cloud can feel like a bad date – over-promising and under-delivering. Or it can deliver cost savings and performance improvements. This is how to make that happen.

Just 16% of IT leaders are fully realizing the value they expected from the cloud.

You can be one of them.

13th Month Cloud Assessment & Optimization Enables You To:

Cut costs up to 80%

Get back to a business-first approach to decision making. Right-size your infrastructure, take advantage of spot instances without risking downtime, automatically turn resources off and on, find and eliminate unused resources across your entire portfolio – these are just some of the easy ways to reduce your cloud costs by up to 80%.

Deliver for your customers

Your ability to deliver for your customers depends chiefly on application availability – which in turn depends on scalability, resiliency, security, and compliance. These are too often cloud afterthoughts, or they’re prioritizes at the expense of cost containment. You can have both, when you have a cloud-specific architecture strategy.

Govern your cloud

Cost containment, mitigating security risks, and regulatory compliance - governance is a top challenge for IT leaders. Subject to 30+ regulatory standards with serious repercussions for non-compliance? Get full visibility into your cloud environment to be sure that you are containing costs, mitigating security risks, and following the rules.

Available for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, the 13th Month Cloud Assessment & Optimization is a complete assessment of your cloud environment and implementation of top-priority recommendations to get you the cost savings, performance improvements, resiliency, availability, and security that the cloud can deliver – to help ensure value realization.

13th Month Cloud Assessment & Optimization is a one-time service. Follow it with ongoing assessment and optimization to ensure that you’re getting value from the cloud – not only today, but into the future.

Download the Service Brief to learn more

Find out how payments innovator Exactuals cut cloud spend by more than 35%​

Produce a minimum viable product. Quickly gain market share. Improve product to retain customers. Optimize spend. It’s Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, for startups. And it’s pretty much the path that payments startup Exactuals followed, if you add ‘get acquired by one of the world’s largest banks’ in there.

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Find out how much you can save with our Cloud Cost Savings Calculator

If you’re already in the cloud and you’re like 84% of organizations, your spend there is not optimized.  That presents a great opportunity to free up finances for investment in critical areas when budgets get tight, or simply get your house in order before the CFO pulls out the scalpel. Many organizations like yours have saved 50% or more. 

What's Included


  • Self-service
  • Systems monitoring
  • Application monitoring
  • DevOps toolchain
  • Cost control
  • Measurement & metrics
  • Backup & restore
  • Continuous integration
  • Continuous delivery
  • Continuous deployment
  • Business focus
  • System availability
  • System scaling
  • Configuration management
  • System management
  • Performance tuning
  • Security standards
  • Data management
  • Engineering standards


  • Leverage self-healing automation to resolve compliance problems
  • Identify and fix security and compliance issues programmatically via snapbacks, guardrails and automated security group cleanups
  • Automatically determine and enforce the best possible mix of server sizes, types, and lifecycles for your workloads
  • Automatically leverage cloud excess capacity (spot instances) without risking downtime
  • Automatically optimize cluster utilization
  • Implement resource scheduling
  • Automatically resize, terminate, and restore instances to match capacity needs
  • Implement automatic sizing at the server level and container level

13th Month Toolchain

13th Month Cloud Assessment & Optimization is about getting you the value that the cloud can deliver. We have a range of technology partners we leverage to help us make that happen.

Value Realized

80% AWS EC2 savings
84% Azure VM savings

Cloud visibility enables chargeback

66% cost savings
100s of developer hours

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