Guesstimating’ can prove costly
A key aspect of cloud optimization is managing consumption, which left unmonitored, can result in a nasty ‘bill shock’. Indeed, a recent survey found that bill shock is a monthly occurrence for many CIOs across all sectors. This can be even more pronounced when R&E institutions are using cloud services with a pay-as-you-go model – public cloud providers like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM and others offer. CIOs will make an estimate for budget planning purposes of how much cloud they expect to consume, but get these estimates wrong, and those budgets can be quickly negated.
This means that for many, the expected return on cloud investment is dramatically reduced – hence the need to optimize. What CIOs in R&E organizations need is deep, real-time visibility into the entire cloud estate, which removes any guesswork over cloud and gives them the ability to closely monitor and accurately predict consumption. SoftwareOne offers a range of managed services to help R&E organizations optimize successfully.