Weekly CloudNews: Getting Cloud Storage Costs Under Control


Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:

With that, onto this week’s news:

Cloud Watching, New Barometers To Weather The Observability

Adrian Bridgewater, Forbes, Dec. 15, 2021

“The problem with cloud, is cloud. Or to put it another way, the central challenge associated with migrating and wrangling our way to cloud-native computing is the inherent scale we are now operating at and the granular detail that lies beneath. While we can be happy about the fact that cloud computing promises seemingly limitless flexibility and capacity, this scope and breadth creates a deluge of operational data related to system performance, service availability and wider system health.

That’s no easy task says Eric Horsman, global director of strategic alliances at Dynatrace. Horsman points out that most enterprise organizations making use of cloud computing are building multi-cloud environments (i.e. combining cloud services from more than one Cloud Services Provider), spanning services from a variety of playbooks with a variety of specialisms and optimizations. ‘As a result, DevOps (developer & operations) teams first need to deal with the data deluge from the multiple monitoring solutions they use to manage cloud applications and infrastructure,’ said Horsman. ‘This is happening against a backdrop of enterprise IT teams working to deliver application modernization initiatives where software services are being refactored to be cloud-native, using microservices and containers.’”

Forrester Predictions 2022: Cloud Computing Reloaded

Lee Sustar and Lauren Nelson, CDO Trends, Dec. 13, 2021

“As my Forrester colleagues anticipated in last year’s predictions, the pandemic put a lot more revenue in leading cloud providers’ pockets while accelerating the transformation of traditional enterprise IT. The results will be seen in 2022: We’ll see a shift to modern application development and industry-specific clouds even as geopolitical tensions reshape the cloud service provider (CSP) marketplace worldwide.

The coming year will see big organizations move decisively away from lift-and-shift approaches to the cloud, embracing cloud-native technologies instead. Having watched the hyperscalers upend entire industries — perhaps including their own — enterprises will accelerate their move into cloud-scale applications to meet their competitive challenges.”

How to get cloud storage costs under control

Chris Preimesberger, ZDNet, Dec. 8, 2021

“A decade ago, when enterprises seriously started migrating their data and file storage to a single cloud service from servers sitting in data centers, it was a fairly simple process to keep track of offsite storage costs. Most companies had one cloud provider with billing based on total capacity along with network egress fees. One bill, a couple of line items, one payment, and that was it. Not so much anymore.

While a single cloud provider model still may be the case for many businesses, now it’s generally a lot more complicated than that here in 2021. The trend now is for IT to use a multiple-cloud or hybrid-cloud (combination of data center and cloud) setup for optimizing various workloads. In fact, multi-cloud and hybrid systems are what cloud-service providers in all areas – not only storage – are gearing up for as we enter 2022. This is the most significant storage trend IT has seen in the last decade.”

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