The promise of public cloud is the allure of decentralization and agility. But without proper methods to gain oversight and ensure optimization, chances are you may be succumbing to a variety of sins that are costing you time, money, efficiency, and governance.

We’ve recently posted our latest eBook, Avoiding the 7 Deadly Sins of Public Cloud Costs, looking at all the ways your public cloud costs can spiral to the depths but also best practices for pulling your enterprise back up.

This is the fifth in a weekly blog series examining each of the seven sins. This week we’ll look at Sin #5, A Lack of Cloud Accountability.

Sin #5: A Lack of Cloud Accountability

Some organizations have the right intentions to empower their developers. They want fast, agile, productive, innovative, all that. However, without accountability, you’ll never find out who might be running up a big public cloud spending spree at your expense.

You can only control what you can measure. Put in place tools to take a close view of cloud spending. Develop KPIs that set alert points. They’ll help you drive more accountability to keep costs in check.

Cleanse Your Organization of Public Cloud Cost Sins

Looking to learn more about the six other deadly sins of public cloud costs? Download the eBook today. Also be sure to check out our comprehensive AWS Cost Optimization Guide for best practices on AWS costs.

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