MULTI-CLOUD: The RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud report found that 81 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, with respondents estimating that they are wasting 30 percent of spend a year. RightScale itself puts this figure nearer to 35 perc

MULTI-CLOUD: The RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud report found that 81 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, with respondents estimating that they are wasting 30 percent of spend a year. RightScale itself puts this figure nearer to 35 percent. (Foto: Pixabay)

How to avoid overspending on cloud

IDG NEWS: As organisations increasingly turn to cloud infrastructure and software-as-a-service applications costs can soon spiral, so how can your organisation avoid overspending on cloud?

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At the beginning of the cloud computing revolution the idea of just paying for what you use promised to usher in a more efficient age of IT spending. Although that has certainly been the case for some, and has allowed web scale companies to grow extremely quickly, there is always the risk of cloud bloat, where a company loses track of its cloud spending across an increasingly disparate range of suppliers and vendors.

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