Harnessing the power of the cloud has become vital for businesses seeking agility and scalability. However, just like SaaS without careful cost management, cloud expenses can quickly spiral out of control. But fortunately there are some expert tricks to optimize cloud spend.
1. Monitor and Optimize Resource Usage
The first step towards cost savings is understanding how resources are being utilized. Implement monitoring tools to track resource usage and identify areas of inefficiency. By analyzing usage patterns, organizations can pinpoint idle resources, oversized instances, or unnecessary data storage.
2. Use Cost Allocation Tags
Implement a well-defined tagging strategy to track costs by project, team, or application. This enables organizations to allocate costs accurately and optimize spending based on business priorities and make data-driven decisions.
3. Rightsizing and Scaling
Continuously evaluate resource requirements and match them accordingly. Scale resources dynamically based on demand to avoid unnecessary costs during periods of low activity. Leveraging auto-scaling capabilities, like those offered by Zesty can ensure optimal performance while maintaining cost efficiency.
4. Seek Out Solution Embedded with ML
Machine Learning can be used to automate resource allocation, identify and remove waste, and recommend cost-efficient instance types. With significant gains for cloud cost optimization, ML-powered solutions also free-up engineering resources for strategic initiatives and drive resource efficiency.
5. Leverage Reserved Instances and Savings Plans
By committing to a specific usage period, organizations can secure discounted pricing for long-term workload needs. Analyze usage patterns to determine which instances are suitable for reservations and ensure substantial savings over time.
Like SaaS, cloud cost optimization is a Continuous Process, requiring regular monitoring and adjustment. With Quolum and Zesty coming together organizations can speed up their road to profitability by tackling the two biggest spend buckets, SaaS and AWS Cloud, of any tech business