How to Manage Cloud Costs
Sr. Strategist, Glenn Gruber penned this article for Cloud Computing Outlook:
Managing your company’s computing infrastructure is hard enough, but managing budgeting and cost allocation adds another layer of complexity and ends up being a big part of the job in virtually every company. You can be an unsung hero when you find ways to save your company money or fall victim to the office evil-eyes when you’ve gone over budget. The sad part of this is when balancing delivering performance, speed and capacity that the business requires with the budget you’re given, cost optimization is also crucial when migrating to the cloud.
Oftentimes the response from your boss and/or colleagues is: “Make it work” (doubly so if your boss is Tim Gunn). Here are some tips for reducing the cost of your bill (and saving your hide), no matter what type of cloud option you use.