The rise of DevOps has also seen more development activity move to the cloud. Cloud not only offers companies the benefit of per-use models – the overall cost of development, testing, deployment and operations on the cloud is substantially lower. But perhaps just as importantly, cloud allows for greater speed-to-delivery, as well as a centralized, standardized environment for development.
However, as test and development environments are spun up in the public cloud, organizations can quickly lose control of their cloud usage and find themselves paying for services that are no longer needed. Running multiple development teams in parallel can compound such issues. As a result, cloud costs can quickly spiral out of control.