20 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Environment

August 14, 2013


20 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Environment

20 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Environment

A regular tune-up can help any enterprise improve its cloud operations and potentially save money. Why does even the most well-architected deployment need a tune-up? Because over time deployments grow organically in ways that you never plan. Sometimes you have to do things quickly to solve an immediate issue and you never go back and do it by the book – and when things are working, there’s a tendency not to mess with them.

A tune-up of your cloud environment can potentially save you money and improve your performance. And if you’re not already following best practices for high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR), a tune-up can put processes into place that will make your life easier when you get that panicked phone call at four in the morning, or help you avoid it altogether.

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect Brian Adler talks about how to tune up your cloud deployment

Here are 20 simple tips that can help you save money, improve server utilization, improve cloud security and availability, and otherwise optimize your cloud infrastructure.

Cost OptimizationThe first things to look for are ways to reduce costs by eliminating unused and unneeded resources. These resources typically run without anyone noticing, and when you don’t see them, you tend to forget about them — but if they’re running, they’re costing you money. …



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