The business turmoil caused by Covid-19 is prompting companies to cut costs any way they can, from furloughing staff to begging landlords for breaks on their rent. Another tactic is finding ways to save on cloud computing expenses, which are increasingly significant for many companies.
Although cloud computing is often touted as a way to keep technology budgets down, its easy for companies to rack up unexpectedly hefty cloud bills. Common mistakes include running online applications on older servers from providers like Amazon Web Services when newer, more efficient ones are available, and unnecessarily moving data to data centers in different regions. While cloud customers have sought to police these expenses for some time, many are doing so with a new sense of urgency because of the economic downturn.
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Tricks for Trimming Cloud Costs in Downturn - The Information