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3 Ways to Optimize Your Cloud Usage

Cloud migration is hot. And rightly so. But your IT team needs to know exactly what’s coming to be in complete control of your actions. There are plenty of other hurdles to take along the way. Don’t let your investment go to waste and get the most out of your cloud. Here are some tips on how to maximize the opportunities offered by a Microsoft Office 365 cloud. Let’s get started.

IT departments are plagued by cloud outages, varied service levels from individual vendors, and poor performance of applications not built for cloud – they are now looking to better optimize their organization’s cloud use.

Mind the gaps

To minimize often hidden and unplanned cloud costs, CIOs need access to a comprehensive, real-time view of their entire cloud infrastructure. The CIO is then able to make more informed decisions on managing and optimizing their cloud environment, once they have the full picture at hand.

With organization-wide intelligence on cloud service usage, CIOs can economize by consolidating applications and ensuring cloud services are procured centrally – closing gaps in the procurement process that lead to unplanned spending.

Be predictable

Cloud consumption can easily spiral, resulting in an unplanned, large bill from a vendor. An important part of cloud optimization is being able to proactively manage and predict consumption to reduce the chances of ‘bill shock’.

This is especially significant for CIOs operating on fixed budgets, because accurately forecasting expenses helps them justify cloud costs to the boardroom. When it comes to cloud services that charge based on what an organization consumes, for example, Microsoft Azure, being able to predict what consumption, and therefore cost will be, is a huge advantage.

Management of cloud services shouldn’t stop at adoption. Cloud has delivered huge benefits to organizations, but left unchecked, it can be extremely hard for organizations to keep track of how and where applications are being used, and what the full costs are. To fully realize the value of cloud, CIOs must be diligent and implement structured, comprehensive management and reporting.

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The COMPAREX Cloud Consumption Monitoring solution helps make cloud less complex and helps organizations overcome these issues.

Leipzig, 05/03/2018


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