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Seven Steps to Reducing Public Cloud IaaS Expense

Published: 30 August 2016

ID: G00309352

Analyst(s): Craig Lowery , Gary Spivak


Managing public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service expense can be complicated. From pricing plans to underutilized resources, there are many potential pitfalls for overspend along with missed opportunities to cut costs. IT leaders should take these low-cost, low-risk steps to find immediate savings.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Seven Steps to Get Started Managing IaaS Spending
    • 1. Design and Adhere to a Tagging Plan
    • 2. Rightsize Resources
    • 3. Choose an Appropriate Pricing Model
    • 4. Scrutinize and Limit Data Egress
    • 5. Reclaim Orphaned Resources
    • 6. Throttle Poorly Utilized Resources
    • 7. Use the Free Tools
  • What's Next? Beyond the Basics

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