Cloud Cost Optimization

As businesses move more computing resources to the cloud, cloud cost management has become critical to successful IT operations. Industry experts say that properly managing cloud spend can reduce expenses on cloud providers like Amazon Web services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform expenses by about 30%.

According to the 2018 Right Scale State of the cloud report, an estimated 30-35% of cloud spend is wasted from an annual spend of $30bn. The main cause of cloud cost wastage is over configuration, non-usage or idle status and accumulation of outdated data like snapshots, report and log files. So, saving money on their cloud bills is now a top priority and cloud users are focussing now cloud cost optimization.

The Challenges

  • Everything is metered when businesses are running on cloud

  • Assessing cloud spend

  • Keeping track of cost wastage due to over-configuration, non-usage or idle asset

  • Accumulation of outdated data like reports and log files

Cloud Cost optimization

The Solution

The key for cloud costs optimization is balancing the many variables of running the cloud environments – from choosing between different reserved instances type to deciding which time commitment is right for your business. Managing the cost variables like Reserved Instances (RIs), upfront payment, storage types, instances and resources are critical for successful IT, DevOps, Security, and Finance teams.

  • Switching off resources used for non-production workloads

  • Continuous visibility and tracking of unused assets and occurrences of overspending

  • Optimization of costs through automation

  • Total control over invoicing and billing


Unused Assets

With CloudOptics it is easier than ever to find out assets which are unused and can be removed to save cost.

Overconfigured Assets

Over-configured assets can be downgraded to match usage profile and save cost.

Idle Assets

CloudOptics helps find out idle assets in your account. Assets which are running but are not being utilized

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