Andrew Logan highlighted the importance of tackling ghost spending and costly, complex contracts before moving to the cloud in this article in Cloud Tech last year. He has now followed it up with his thoughts on cloud cost optimisation, whether you are starting to deploy cloud or already have projects underway.
Instead of waiting for cloud bill shock, Andrew recommends understanding your cloud consumption habits, the importance of cloud management tools for transparency when working with multiple cloud providers.
Once you have cost analysis, shared accountability is possible by tagging workloads and billing costs back to the business.
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