What are you doing to budget for cloud egress costs?

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Chief Information Technology Officer in IT Services, 201 - 500 employees
To better manage my cloud egress budget, I have implemented a proactive approach by monitoring several key metrics. Firstly, I pay special attention to data analysis and network traffic management. This allows me to understand data transfer trends and identify the main sources of costs.

Next, I regularly assess the performance of my applications to optimize their efficiency and reduce unnecessary data transfers. By forecasting the future usage of these applications, I can anticipate potential cloud egress costs.

Finally, I consider data management strategy as one of the most critical aspects. By implementing data governance policies, I can determine which data should be permanently stored in the cloud and which data can be moved to less expensive or local storage solutions. This approach helps me streamline my expenses while ensuring optimal resource utilization.

By combining these various measures, I am able to improve the budgeting of my cloud egress costs and gain better control over my overall expenses. This allows me to make the most of my cloud usage while maintaining a responsible and cost-effective approach.
VP of IT in Finance (non-banking), 1,001 - 5,000 employees
We have tried to check the mandatory one’s required and which is generating maximum traffic, then if it can shifted to some other architecture design we do it and also monitor constantly the traffic pattern and take actions accordingly 
Director of IT in Manufacturing, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
we submit special budget beyond or annual budget
Chief Technology Officer in Media, 2 - 10 employees
I can provide some general advice on how organizations can budget for cloud egress costs.
Monitoring Usage, Analyze Traffic Patterns, Use Data Compression and Caching, Cost Estimation Tools, Budget Allocation, Consider Multi-Cloud Strategies, Forecast Future Growth
CTO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
We control our cloud egress costs by using cost management tools provided by cloud service providers to help analyze and forecast costs, and we regularly monitor data usage to help us identify which services or apps are responsible for higher egress costs, and in addition to these we also set budget thresholds to give alerts when costs approach or exceed those limits.
CIO in Construction, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Keeping a close eye on what goes IN-OUT from cloud perimeter. This gives a clear picture if there is any unwanted traffic is moving IN-OUT or any application, which may require infrastructural changes in setup. This is also integral part of management of our cloud security posture. 
Vice President Information Technology in Finance (non-banking), 201 - 500 employees
Using CDNs and optimize applications to avoid unnecessary data transfers. We do monitor the egress traffic for unusual activities 

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