RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR TRADITIONAL APPLICATIONS?
Traditional applications do not automatically use cloud-based tools for analysis and consumption.
For such applications, it therefore becomes even more important to be able to identify unused and unrelated resources. Based on this, resources can be taken down manually or automatically. All too often, new services for a project of limited duration are run up with a certain amount of access to resources – and then forgotten. Then the invoices flow in without any use. Also make sure that different teams have a good overview so that they can manage their own resource use.
Through a management system where these steps are taken care of, you will be able to more easily follow the effect of new services when they are put into operation, also on the cost side. Connecting resources directly to the users provides a good cost overview. Also make sure you have control over where the data is, the value of these and their legal owners.
Some companies also tend to store useless data anywhere in the cloud. If you have not linked concrete data directly to performance targets, this can easily become a confusing and expensive affair.
Another way to reduce operating costs and increase flexibility is to use container technology to roll out and manage applications. It is important to do this correctly so that the effect does not increase complexity and cost.
CLOUD TRANSFORMATION MUST BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY
A transition to the cloud – and especially cloud-based technology including cost analysis and FinOps – can lead to a need for major cultural changes in the business. To put this in perspective, the transition is much greater than from mainframe to open source / open source. The reason is that cloud use is not just a technical issue but involves major changes in working methods and deliveries to the next generation of customers.
So, what does it cost to do something new in a world that is completely new to you? Well, calculations are among the most painful challenges that most companies face. Cloud transformation is not just about transferring current technology and data to another operating environment. It’s about reinventing oneself – delivering in a new way that hits the market.
The costs of this new everyday life are dynamic. Our best tip is to link them directly to specific performance goals. Then the return follows more easily.