The cloud can deliver extraordinary flexibility, scalability, and performance, which is why so many utilities are flying to the cloud. But while the cloud may offer dramatically reduced overhead compared to equivalent on-premise capabilities, it is still important to keep up with regular cloud optimization practices are essential for ensuring that your cloud continues to deliver the greatest possible ratio of value to cost.
In this blog, we cover five of the most important ways you can keep your organization’s cloud infrastructure optimized.
Today’s cloud technologies are so flexible that many organizations can “lift and shift” their entire onsite technology stack to the cloud. While this option is valuable for many organizations, it creates a risk that the cloud environment is not tuned for the best performance and will never be truly optimized. “Migrate now and optimize later,” can quickly become “why is my cloud bill so high?”, and in our experience, establishing some best practices for optimally managing your new cloud environment will almost always pay off in the long term.
As we explore below, flexible options for procuring cloud resources can drive substantial savings with minimal operational impact. Yes, the cloud offers unprecedented operational and financial flexibility. But to generate the greatest possible business value, an organization’s cloud resources must still be actively and regularly optimized. Doing so successfully requires attention to some core best practices that will be new to organizations that are still transitioning to the cloud.
The cloud offers unprecedented flexibility, but we recognize that the options can be overwhelming, particularly if your organization is new to managing and optimizing cloud-based resources. We encourage you to contact our team if you need help.
HEXstream has delivered utility analytics solutions for some of the largest utilities in North America. We can support clients with not only their analytics-related challenges but implementing the best practices needed to get the most possible value out of the cloud-based infrastructure that unlocks new possibilities for analytics.