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Cloud Computing: 8 Hidden Costs

If you're not careful, hidden charges can make your next cloud bill significantly more expensive than you budgeted for.
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Over-Provisioning

Applications administrators tend to overestimate the demand for their latest and greatest enterprise applications. That's why over-provisioning is so common, and why you end up flooded with too many resources. Because cloud service providers make it so easy to max out a virtual server, that result becomes an inflated cost that creeps up stealthily. Sure, servers can be scaled back. But it's usually a slow process to figure out the right size. Until that happens, the company is paying for an over-inflated cloud.

(Image: Jsptoa via Pixabay)

Over-Provisioning

Applications administrators tend to overestimate the demand for their latest and greatest enterprise applications. That's why over-provisioning is so common, and why you end up flooded with too many resources. Because cloud service providers make it so easy to max out a virtual server, that result becomes an inflated cost that creeps up stealthily. Sure, servers can be scaled back. But it's usually a slow process to figure out the right size. Until that happens, the company is paying for an over-inflated cloud.

(Image: Jsptoa via Pixabay)

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