Determining the number of cloud resources that your organization needs is a balancing act. On the one hand, if you don’t budget for enough, you’ll find yourself going over budget in order to get the amount that you need. On the other hand, if you overprovision and invest in more resources, you’ll end up wasting money.
When it comes down to it, many organizations find that they tend to overprovision cloud resources. This is especially common when the team is used to maintaining hardware for an on-premises datacenter. In this case, it is often necessary to overprovision on hardware to meet future needs as your workloads and data continue to grow in the future. Adopting the cloud can be a culture shock in this respect, as it offers more flexibility to scale cloud resources up and down as needed. Overprovisioning is also very common for workloads that need high performance and are forced to buy more and more cloud resources in order to achieve the high level that they need.
In this ebook, we’ll look more closely at overprovisioning and why companies end up overprovisioning on the cloud before examining ways that you can right-size your cloud resources to reduce unnecessary cloud spend.