Yes it is a fact. Wastage in cloud resources is an issue like in on-premise IT infrastructure.
What is wastage in AWS costs ?
You are incurring costs for AWS services or resources but not using them in an optimal way. This is wastage. Same applies to other clouds like Azure and Google
I categorize AWS Costs wastage into two.
Critical reasons for this are:
- Over provisioning
- Load on the systems is less than estimated
- Storage or other services are not used as planned
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You provisioned a server or other AWS services for a project. The project got completed. But you are incurring AWS costs for the resources since all or part of resources still exist. This is operations related wastage.
Wastage in AWS Cloud costs are due to disconnect between team that manages the systems and the team that uses them.
How to avoid wastage and ensure AWS costs are as per actual need? Do regular review of AWS costs incurred. You can do this by going through the resources provisioned. But a much simpler approach is going through the monthly bills. You can quickly figure out AWS costs incurred for unused resources. And the opposite of wastage is Free AWS Free Credits 🙂 . Easy way to get these Free AWS Credits
The above review approach is good to control AWS costs for Startups and Small Businesses. But for larger teams or enterprises you need to have a robust process to reduce wastage.
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