Uncovering the Inefficiencies in Cloud

By CIOReview | Friday, April 13, 2018
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The cloud technology is now ripe for disruption given this time of continual technological developments. That is mainly because organizations have started noticing inefficiencies in this thought-efficient technology due to the significant amount resources being wasted on the cloud. Such inefficiencies are mostly seen in cloud computing resources and storage. A large number of organizations do not perform routine checks to monitor their capacity which results in overpaying for resources that are never getting used.

When a cloud vendor is usually approached for cloud solution deployment, organizations are offered a wide range of virtual machine (VM) sizes to choose from. This same approach is used by all the major players such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud (both of which Jelastic has a technical integration with), and Digital Ocean.

One of the primary challenges faced by the companies is to find the perfect size that will meet every need for a good performance during an average load. The company should also consider keeping extra vacant resources for future scaling requirements. The second challenge for some organizations is when their existing VM becomes deficient for working on the current projects and they have to upgrade to a higher-powered VM equipment which is usually twice of the current size.

Usually, the problem lies in the fact that organizations always over-allocate beyond what is needed, especially during the low/idle usage. As a result, they end up paying extra for the reserved and unused computing resources, which directly impacts their bottom lines. The main concern with building the infrastructure horizontally is that organizations end up compounding the problem by having multiple VMs with unused capacity.