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Weekly CloudNews: How to Save Money on Cloud Computing

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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:

Top 3 Ways to Save Money on Cloud Computing

CIO Review, Aug. 23, 2021

“The process of minimizing the overall cloud spend by identifying mismanaged resources, eliminating waste, reserving capacity for higher discounts, and right-sizing computing services to scale is known as cloud cost optimization.

Addressing idle resources is one step in lowering cloud computing expenses. A CPU utilization rating of one to five percent might be found in an idle computing instance. It is a significant waste when an organization receives a bill for 100 percent of a computing instance. Identifying such instances and consolidating computing jobs onto fewer instances would be a crucial cloud cold optimization method. Heat maps are helpful tools for lowering cloud costs. A heat map is a visual representation of computing demand peaks and dips. This data can be useful for determining the cost-cutting start and stop times. Heat maps, for example, can show if development servers can be safely shut down on weekends. “

5 Vexing Cloud Security Issues

Christopher Tozzi, ITProToday, Aug. 23, 2021

“Cloud environments are complex. So is the task of keeping them secure. With so many different types of cloud architectures, services and deployment models, it can be hard to know which cloud security best practices apply to your environment. That’s why it may be simpler to approach cloud security by focusing on what not to do, rather than what you have to do. In this article, we explore five common cloud security issues that can leave organizations with cloud environments ripe for attack.

Among the many cloud security issues that companies struggle with, identity and access management (IAM) can be especially challenging. IAM systems provide the foundation for securing access to sensitive resources. IAM policies define who can and can’t access applications and data.”

‘Why cloud computing?’ is always a good question

David Linthicum, InfoWorld, Aug. 20, 2021

“Based on my research and the research of others, about 25% to 30% of existing on-premises workloads will not provide an ROI in the cloud. They don’t have platform analogs or it’s just not economically viable in other ways. Yes, they can be forced into the cloud, but that path will result in a net negative for the business.

Even if we get to more modern applications that do have platform analogs in public clouds and workloads that seem economically viable, they may not have a compelling business case to move to the cloud at this particular time. Often, issues unrelated to technology, such as the business being sold or a low tolerance for risk or company culture factors, contraindicate a move to the cloud in that instance, at that time, for that application and its attached data.”

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