Economic Impact of Cloud Directory Services

By Greg Keller Posted February 20, 2017

A decade ago, IT organizations didn’t have to think about the economic impact of directory services. The default choice was Microsoft Active Directory® and there was really no alternative. Whatever Microsoft wanted to charge, they could. They had a monopoly on the space. So, the discussion around an ROI was largely irrelevant.

Directory Services Evolve to the Cloud

Fast forward a decade and the conversation is completely different. The concept of identity and access management solutions has changed dramatically. Microsoft Active Directory is still a stalwart, but many IT organizations are replacing AD with cloud identity management solutions like JumpCloud’s IDaaS platform.

IDaaS Does More for IT, Saves Money

The benefit of a modern IDaaS platform is that it is centralizing a number of different identity and access management technologies into one platform.

JumpCloud’s cloud directory services includes:

  • centralized user management
  • cloud LDAP
  • RADIUS-as-a-Service
  • True Single Sign-On
  • device management
  • multi-factor authentication
  • …and more.

With so many critical capabilities, IT organizations have the ability to understand the economic benefits of selecting a cloud identity management platform.

Resources to Understand Economic Impact of Cloud Directory Services

If you are interested in evaluating the benefits and costs of JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service®, drop us a note. We have an ROI Calculator tool that we use internally that can help work out what you’re likely ROI is for switching to a cloud directory.

Or, check out our recent blog on how you can calculate the return on investment for your organization yourself.

Even better, sign-up for a free JumpCloud account and give it a try for yourself. Your first 10 users are free forever.

Greg Keller

Greg is JumpCloud's Chief Product Officer, overseeing the product management team, product vision and go-to-market execution for the company's Directory-as-a-Service offering. The SaaS-based platform re-imagines Active Directory and LDAP for the cloud era, securely connecting and managing employees, their devices and IT applications.

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