Infra cost optimization for a Mortgage client

Client Requirements:

The client was looking to optimize their infrastructure costs, which were running into millions of dollars per annum. They required a solution that could identify and address the root causes of high costs and optimize their infrastructure usage.


 The client faced several challenges, including:

  • Cloud Ops processes were not well-defined, resulting in no tagging of infrastructure to departments/products, hence no ownership, and many orphan infrastructure resources were found.
  • Infrastructure resources were not shut down when not in use, resulting in higher costs.
  • Provisioned capacity was higher than usage, with usage hardly reaching 25%.
  • Very less usage of on-demand/serverless services.

DigiClave Solution:

To address the client’s challenges, DigiClave proposed a multi-phased approach to infrastructure standardization, which included the following:

  • System Study: Conducted a system study to identify issues and document them to create an iterative execution plan.
  • Fully Managed Services: Implemented phases with specific focus areas to address all issues utilizing fully managed services.
  • Six-Month Program: Defined a six-month program to execute the plan effectively.


Our solution delivered the following benefits to the client:

  • Annualized savings of $1 million by optimizing infrastructure usage and reducing costs.
  • Well-defined cloud ops processes with infrastructure tagged to departments/products resulting in better ownership.
  • Significant cost savings by shutting down infrastructure resources when not in use.
  • Optimized provisioned capacity with usage increased to over 60%.
  • Increased usage of on-demand/serverless services, resulting in further cost savings.