Controlling Cloud Costs without Sacrificing Availability or Performance

Sponsored by: SIOS


Shortly after contracting with a cloud service provider, a bill arrives that causes sticker shock. There are unexpected and seemingly excessive charges, and those responsible seem unable to explain how this could have happened. The situation is critical because the amount threatens to bust the budget unless cost-saving changes are made immediately.

The objective of this white paper is to help prevent cloud services sticker shock from occurring. Fulfilling that objective has three requirements, each of which is covered in a separate section. The first is to establish a thorough understanding of cloud service provider (CSP) business and pricing models. The second entails formulating strategies and making necessary changes for utilizing cloud services in more efficient and effective ways. And the third involves creating and enforcing cost containment controls.

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