Moving to the cloud is great, and it could also be costly.
Migrating to the cloud can provide many benefits, such as increased scalability, flexibility, and accessibility, but it can also come with a cost. Over time, it’s easy to lose track of your spending; before you know it, your cloud costs have spiralled out of control. The key to avoiding this is to be aware of the potential causes of overspending and have a plan to manage your expenses. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the top 5 reasons you might need to spend more on your cloud tenancy and the steps you can take to ensure cost containment when migrating to the cloud.
Lack of cost visibility: One of the biggest challenges to cloud spending is a need for more visibility into usage and costs. If you’re not keeping track of your usage and costs, it’s easy to lose control of your spending.
Too many instances
Running unnecessary resources: Another common cause of overspending is running resources you don’t need. This could be anything from lingering instances from your POC or other environments that are no longer required to storage that’s no longer being used.
Not taking advantage of reserved instances: Reserved instances can help you save money on your cloud costs by committing to a certain amount of usage over a period of time. If you’re not taking advantage of these, you’re likely paying more than you need to.
Not using auto-scaling and auto-shutdown: Auto-scaling and auto-shutdown can help you save money by only running the resources you need when you need them. If you’re not using these features, you’re likely paying for more resources than you actually need.
Not monitoring and optimizing your costs regularly: Monitoring and optimizing your cloud costs on a regular basis can help you identify and address any issues that may be contributing to overspending.
Cost containment strategy
To prepare for migrating to the cloud and guarantee cost containment strategies, you should clearly understand your workloads and usage patterns, set up cost monitoring and optimization tools, and establish a budget for your cloud usage. Additionally, you should familiarize yourself with the pricing options available and choose the one that best fits your needs. By taking these steps, you can ensure that your cloud costs stay within budget, and you can fully take advantage of the benefits the cloud has to offer.
We can help
If your cloud costs are still a mystery to you, our consultants are happy to provide a helping hand and help you bring your costs under control. Please contact us to discuss your cloud cost containment strategy.