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10 Tips for Managing Cloud Costs

Cloud cost management is a key pain point for enterprises, but these expert tips can help optimize your cloud spending.
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4. Rely on automation rather than manual processes.

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As their use of the public cloud grows and they begin using more cloud providers, many organizations find that the manual processes they used to monitor and optimize public cloud usage in the early days are no longer adequate. Automated solutions make it easier to track usage and enforce policies company-wide. Forrester analyst Lauren E. Nelson has noted, "Many organizations turn to the cloud to reduce spend on infrastructure or avoid steep upfront costs for new investments. Still, many have not achieved these goals. Success depends more on the maturity of cloud management and governance practices than the nature of the workload. With cost complexity continuing to increase alongside growing usage, users, accounts, and instance types, [infrastructure and operations] professionals increasingly depend on tools to enable visibility, consistency, and scalability of management practices."

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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