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12/3/2014
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Kevin Casey
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Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money

Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
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You don't read your bill
This may be where the 'cloud storage is cheap' concept does the most harm -- the pennies-per-GB pricing of some enterprise providers might lead to laziness when it comes to billing. Some 21% of IT pros in our Cloud ROI survey don't know if their organization has any cost-containment protocols in place -- and those include reading the monthly bill. 

(Image: Ken Teegardin)

You don't read your bill
This may be where the "cloud storage is cheap" concept does the most harm -- the pennies-per-GB pricing of some enterprise providers might lead to laziness when it comes to billing. Some 21% of IT pros in our Cloud ROI survey don't know if their organization has any cost-containment protocols in place -- and those include reading the monthly bill.

(Image: Ken Teegardin)

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12/4/2014 | 9:22:06 AM
Good spot!
This post is quite good. It points out one important thing - the cloud is good and provides strong computing power and large storage. However, it's not unlimited and everything comes with cost. You can easily create virtual machines in AWS but there is associated cost. You still have to plan and use the resource wisely.
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