Cloud Ascension – Cloud Cost Optimization
Stratascale Horizon Report
Enterprise organizations continue to embrace the use of cloud services, yet many still struggle to contain their own, rising monthly cloud bills.
In this Horizon Report from Stratascale (an SHI company), we explore the issue of cloud overspend and what you can do about it−both in the short-term and more strategically.
We first look at the problem of cloud overspend: How big of an issue is it? How long has it been occurring? We then share advice from several Stratascale experts and from the broader industry. This advice covers several key steps you can take today to lower next month’s cloud bill.
Such quick wins include identifying and removing orphaned resources, turning off cloud resources when you don’t need them running, and right-sizing resources. We conclude the report with more strategic advice and recommendations to help your organization right its own financial cloud ship.