One of the main characteristics related to cloud computing is the cost reduction offered to companies that decide to adopt this powerful technology. But for this cost reduction to be really effective, some important care will be needed, after all, as you know, AWS has a series of essential resources and functionalities to be used in a business solution hosted in the cloud.

To make sure that the cost reduction advantage is a reality, let's see 3 essential tips to achieve this goal.

Cloud cost management

This first one won't even enter the account of the tips because it is considered basic and should be the first thing to be done when making the decision to migrate to the cloud: planning.

For any project to succeed, planning is a key part and cannot be left out. The tips presented in the article take into account that this step has already been performed and the migration completed.

That said, let's proceed with the tips.

Tip 1: Use resource autoscaling

One of the main features offered by AWS is to make the cloud a dynamic environment, making it possible to scale up and down the structure used to meet demand. This sizing requires management to be carried out automatically.

But it is still important for cloud administrators to identify and reduce cloud resources that are not being used, thereby reducing costs. Simply leaving automatic use will not be enough for this to happen. It will be necessary, based on the planning and architecture of the solution, to know exactly what needs to be resized at a time of high demand.

It is worth mentioning, for example, that some services used in software solutions do not require a scaling of hardware resources to meet high demands, just a configuration performed through parameters to have an efficient management of resources.

Tip 2: Practice resource management to avoid unnecessary overuse

There is one thing about cloud computing that is sensational: the amount of resources offered.

We have features available that meet different types of demand, high availability, security, load balancing, etc. Cloud expansion, for example, can increase costs due to over-provisioning of resources, lack of coordination and, in some cases, ineffective use of available tools. When dealing with cloud functionality, IT teams must establish guidelines to reduce waste. Develop a resource management policy that ensures effective use by your company, use a responsible person or team to monitor cloud policies and processes and ensure they are well enforced.

Tip 3: Control storage costs

Another important feature provided by cloud computing is the large amount of storage. Businesses benefit from this important functionality, but need to be aware of rising costs that can quickly occur. Assess storage needs and use only for additional services, such as space needed for disaster recovery.

When storing data in the cloud, it is important to assess data duplication, identify outdated or unused data to free up resources.

Improving the use of resources is an ongoing job that must be done constantly. The search for good practices through market experiences and with specialized professionals is essential to guarantee the cost reduction that cloud computing offers.

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