Achieving cloud efficiency is an ongoing process. New instances are provisioned, usage patterns change and providers add new services at breakneck pace. The challenge is to be able to quickly identify unused resources that should be shut down, underutilized resources that should be rightsized and instances for which Reserved Instances would have better rates.
"We used to do infrastructure planning once a year, trading off business objectives, cost and performance. With the cloud, this has become a daily process. My teams are overwhelmed by the volume and complexity of the data they need to process to make infrastructure decisions."
"If we do our job right, we should be able to achieve 90% utilization of cloud resources. But to pull the right levers we need to know where the waste is and what changes can have the biggest impact – all of this while trying to keep up with new services from providers."
"It’s a bit humbling to have to admit that I cannot keep up with cloud with my beloved spreadsheets. We need to move to a centralized portfolio approach to manage our Reserved and Spot instances, so we ensure we are paying the lowest possible rates. I need data I can trust to negotiate with providers our consumption commitments."
Empower your teams at the edge where the best knowledge of architecture and workloads sits.
Empower DevOps for Cloud Spend Management by creating Jira issues directly from Cloudability Rightsizing Recommendations. Each issue is associated with a project and includes:
Automate and track cost optimization and data hygiene policies shutting down EC2 instances, terminating unattached EBS volumes etc.
Pay the lowest possible rate by identifying the instances and workloads that are candidates for RI and Spot purchases and modifications by managing your portfolio of RIs to ensure you are getting the best possible utilization.