The cloud promises cost efficient on-demand consumption of infrastructure, but many organizations are actually seeing their spend increase, not decrease.
There are many vanilla infrastructure cost optimisation services that preach right sizing of infrastructure, terminating unused resources, and investing in reserve instances. It's all good advice, but misses 75% of cloud ownership costs that must also be optimized to ensure the promise of cost effective cloud consumption is achieved.
Optimizing cloud infrastructure spend is important, but infrastructure doesn't operate in isolation.
A full-stack approach to cloud cost optimization that embraces infrastructure, applications, and tooling while automating manual processes and activities not only maximizes your budget but increase your speed, agility and security.
Optimise infrastructure through VM and instance right sizing, identifying orphaned compute, analysing resource consumption to create infrastructure forecast, and investing in reserve instance pricing.
Optimising applications by targeting code inefficiency, scaling conditions, application design and refactoring, cloud native architectures, and data egress further optimises infrastructure costs.
Optimise tooling across the technology stack by consolidating infrastructure monitoring, application monitoring, and security and log monitoring to reduce licenses, maintenance, hardware costs.