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 fourth in a weekly blog series examining each of the seven sins. This week we’ll look at Sin #4: Overspending, Even if You Didn’t Mean It.

Sin #4: Overspending, Even if You Didn’t Mean It

Old habits die hard. Sometimes, your developers or users may be used to provisioning more resources than really needed. It might stem from trying to avoid delays. They might not be responsible for actually ensuring those resources are paid for. It doesn’t make them bad people, but overprovisioning could lead to a gaping hole in your IT budget.

Ensuring resources are well-utilized is critical. For example, if storage is underutilized, move it to a less-expensive tier of storage. You can do this by checking the resource usage by the peak, average and lowest usage. This way, you’ll make conscious decisions to save more money.

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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