Join GlassHouse Systems on Thursday, August 20th at 11 – 12pm ET for a session on controlling and optimizing costs in Azure to ensure your spend stays low and that you are getting the most out of your cloud resources.
- Software Licensing: Approaches to Optimizing Your Spend
- Managing Your Infrastructure: A Disciplined Approach and Continuous Process Improvement in Cost Management
- Roundtable: Moderated Session on Azure Cost Optimization
Cost optimization in the cloud is a universal issue, whether using Microsoft or another provider. According to studies, most of IT leaders have exceeded their cloud budget at one point or another. Twenty percent have surpassed it by more than 20%. Any organization investing in the cloud, to any extent, can experience cost overruns.
The budgetary practices that made sense in the era of on-premises (CapEx) computing are precisely the opposite of what’s required to run cloud efficiently (OpEx) because resources are flexible, the opposite approach is optimal. It’s best to maintain a baseline of computing power for day-to-day operations, and then scale up as required.
Additionally, while the ease of purchasing new virtual machines in the cloud makes it appealing for burst computing, it also makes it very easy to overspend. Whereas buying hardware takes time and requires approval processes. Cloud computing requires a new approach to continuous monitoring and analysis to ensure your spend stays low and that you are getting the most out of your cloud resources.