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Microsoft’s Azure App Service Reduces Time and Cost for Web Application Development and Management

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Developing apps one by one for multiple platforms and use cases is not scalable. Employees expect business apps to be well designed and capable, to function as seamlessly as their favorite consumer apps, and to work on any device wherever they are. Azure App Service is an enterprise-ready solution that makes it easy to build deeply integrated web and mobile apps that work across any platform on any device. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Microsoft® Corporation to compare customer experience using Azure App Service versus traditional web application development. Based on collected data, average web app development time was reduced by 26% and an average on-going management effort declined by 60%.

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Early stage (start-up) company service offerings

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We have packaged some of our services in highly focused and scalable engagements with high-growth early stage companies in mind.  Attached are three extremely valuable “start-up” packages currently available:

IRC 409a Valuation – You need to value common equity at fair value, says the IRS. If you raised Seed or Series A and are hiring and granting options, you need to make sure you granting the option with the strike price, not less than fair value.

Investor Pitch Integrated Finance – This is extremely important if you are raising new round of funding. You want to make sure all your number in your pitch deck make sense and that you can confidently answer the following questions: What ROI are you projecting to deliver to the investors? Is it based on sound Exit valuation? Does you pre-money valuation make sense based on Exit value and ROI? Is your Exit valuation based on your pro-forma assumptions? How solid is your TAM estimate? What market share are you forecasting at Exit?

Customer Business Case/ROI and Value Pricing – If your business model is focused on B2B you must understand and be prepared to quantify business case to your customers. What is the value proposition for your product/service to your customers? Can you quantify it? Do you have an ROI tool you can walk your customer thru that shows cost benefit analysis? How did you determine pricing for your product/service? Have you considered value pricing based on the value you are delivering? The deliverables of this package are either ROI tool OR customer facing business value selling deck OR value based pricing strategy.

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Please contact us at info@valueprism.com to explore if these service offerings might be a good fit for your company.

Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft CPS Standard Delivers Best Price-to-Performance

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Converged infrastructure systems market has seen new offerings emerge from large technology vendors to startups, each trying to grab a piece of the fast growing multi-billion dollar market. Each of the vendors offer customizable yet proprietary compute, storage, and networking configurations, combined with their preferred systems and management software stack. This makes it difficult to compare the systems on a price-to-performance scale. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Dell® Corporation to review and contrast converged infrastructure offerings from four leading vendors based on publicly-available costs and specification data. On a price-to-performance scale, Dell’s Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft CPS Standard was seen as the most cost-effective solution providing high performance and great value.

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Gridstore HyperConverged Private Cloud Solution Offers Breakthrough Density, Economics, and Price-to-Performance

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Private Cloud solutions market has seen new converged infrastructure offerings emerge from large technology vendors to startups, each trying to grab a piece of the fast growing multi-billion dollar market. Each of the vendors offer customizable yet proprietary compute, storage, and networking configurations, combined with their preferred systems and management software stack. This makes it difficult to compare the systems on a price-to-performance scale. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Gridstore, Inc. to review and contrast private cloud solution offerings from four leading converged infrastructure vendors based on publicly-available costs and specification data. On a price-to-performance scale, Gridstore’s HyperConverged Appliance was seen as the most cost-effective solution providing high performance and great value.

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Dell and Nutanix deliver a Cost Effective Web-scale Hyper-converged Appliance with Microsoft Private Cloud

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The Dell™ XC Series is a Web-scale hyper converged appliance that enables agile, predictable, and low cost of ownership scale-out of enterprise datacenters. The pre-configured appliance integrates with a broad range of hypervisor environments, including Microsoft® Hyper-V and VMware® ESXi™. The different licensing structures and costs of these virtualization platforms make it difficult to evaluate the Dell XC appliance on a price-to-performance scale. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Microsoft Corporation to review and contrast the Dell XC appliances featuring private cloud solution built on Microsoft and VMware environments. In this whitepaper aimed at IT decision makers, the firm compared the two Dell XC private cloud solutions based on publicly-available bill-of-materials, costs, and specification data. The analysis shows that the Dell XC appliance with Microsoft Private Cloud is the more cost-effective option claiming lower price for equivalent performance measures.

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