IT Automation Secrets: Control Costs Without Compromising Capabilities


Is your business falling behind in the race to the top?

Your business moves fast. Different, often-competing units within your enterprise want to achieve business priorities, drive efficiencies, and rapidly produce revenue. They’re relying on IT to provide the resources necessary to grow fast. They need what they need and they need it now—as in yesterday.

How can you ensure fast compliant delivery of resources—be it virtual machines (VMs), applications, public cloud resources, or other types—so your business can grow quickly without friction and delay? The answer: IT automation.

We’ve recently posted our eBook, The 7 Secrets of IT Automation, which gives you the opportunity to learn a step-by-step action plan to unlock the potential of your hybrid and multi-cloud environment.

This is the fifth in a weekly blog series examining each of the seven secrets. This week we’ll look at Secret 5: Control Costs Without Compromising Capabilities.

Secret 5: Control Costs Without Compromising Capabilities

As hybrid cloud environments scale, manual cost tracking processes tend to fail fast and scripting can’t keep up when new services are added or when pricing changes (which is often). Did you know 39% of cloud engineers don’t take action to save cost, according to the 2021 State of FinOps report?

You need to be able to understand what’s going on with your cloud spend, then visualize how to optimize that spend, and finally act on those optimization insights automatically. Make sure you implement systems and policies that give you the ability to see and compare costs among all of your cloud resources, both public and private. Plus, you need these systems to work in a true multi-cloud environment and not in a fragmented fashion, in a way that automates optimization. Leverage best of breed approaches to keep your cloud costs in check without compromising on the benefits of using cloud resources, paving the way for accelerated digital transformation in a financially-responsible manner.

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