Cloud Cost Optimization Strategies in a Multi-Cloud World

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For organizations looking to embrace this shift to the cloud without putting all their eggs in one basket, multi-cloud architecture could be the answer. We’re already seeing more organizations combine on-premises private clouds with public cloud services. IDC predicts that “in 2020, over 90% of enterprises will use multiple cloud services and platforms.” 

If you’re planning to adopt a multi-cloud model, what is your plan to control costs?

Common Multi-Cloud Challenges

As organizations migrate to public cloud infrastructure, they’re challenged with maintaining the same level of security and cost control as their private environments. Multicloud adoption has also made it harder to properly predict cloud spend. Some of the harsh realities of a multi-cloud environment only starts to hit home when the monthly bill comes in.  

Multi-cloud adoption can make cloud resourcing hard to predict and it’s important that prior to signing the dotted line, your team has a strategy and plan to keep track of the resources they consume. Keep in mind the following 4 Cost Challenges Organizations face in a Multi-Cloud Environment:  

1. Lack of visibility

Its increasingly more difficult to get a top down view of your environment size and complexity with a multi-cloud architecture.

2. Greater opportunity for Shadow IT

The IT department often isn’t the only group in your organization procuring cloud services. Without unified control this can lead to unexpected usage that is largely unchecked.

3. Ever changing cloud pricing

Understanding the ever-changing pricing models can be difficult to keep track of. Staying on top of these prices and plans is critical for cost optimization.

4. Cloud connectivity

Many organizations struggle connecting their multi-cloud strategy as it’s not intuitive. Connecting on-premise to cloud or within two disparate public cloud providers, organizations must evaluate Layer 1-3 for the supporting architecture.  Many uses cases are unique and tragically can fail if this foundational topology is designed improperly.

AWS Well-Architected Framework helps build cost-effective cloud infrastructure

The AWS Well-Architected Framework, when implemented correctly, helps customers understand the pros and cons of the decisions they make while building systems on AWS.   

With MacroNet, we will help you gain multi-cloud cost visibility and governance for superior cloud cost savings. As one of the select partners certified to assess customer workloads using the Well-Architected Framework, MacroNet can help you develop a strategy to optimize your multi-cloud environment.  

Implement the Cost Optimization Pillar with MacroNet

Schedule a free Cost Optimization Consultation with a MacroNet expert today! Looking to learn more? We would be happy to discuss your questions and concerns. Reach out to us.  


Gary Sloper
Managing Partner, Co-Founder MacroNet Services
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Gary Sloper is responsible for the Global Consulting practice focused on Solution Design, Cost Reduction, Management and Strategy for customers.

Prior to Macronet Services, Gary was the VP of Solution Engineering & Customer Success for Dyn a DNS & Edge Security company who exited to Oracle for over $500 Million. Post-acquisition, Gary continued to lead those global teams and product set, powering Oracle’s Gartner leading IaaS portfolio.

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