Cloud optimizer.

What is a cloud optimizer?

A cloud optimizer is a tool or service designed to analyze, monitor, and optimize cloud computing environments to improve performance, reduce costs, and enhance resource utilization. By providing insights and recommendations on best practices, instance types, scaling strategies, and workload distribution, cloud optimizers help organizations make informed decisions to streamline their cloud infrastructure and maximize efficiency.

Why would you want a cloud optimizer?

A cloud optimizer eliminates wasted resources, selecting and organizing the ‘right-sizing’ of your cloud features. A right-sized file or organization is one which is restructured to increase performance and customer satisfaction.

How does a cloud optimizer work?

Your cloud-based system is a growing organism. It costs to build, run and ensure peak performance. If you’re currently building or migrating to the cloud, you might already realise just how hard it is to plan ahead to make an effective usable product. Whether for internal use or on an external, customer-facing platform, the costs involved with expansion remain challenging for every organization type.

Cloud optimization continues on forever as your product grows. You may use DevOps (Development Operations) to achieve an ongoing efficiency and management strategy. DevOps coordinates the roles of different departments, from IT to engineering and operations, to create a quality performing tool, using people and processes to plan a product build and product release strategy.

What’s the value of using a cloud optimizer?

 If you’re thinking about restructuring your product, a cloud optimizer can help determine what’s needed versus what’s wasted space. Optimizers are good at determining which systems are efficient, providing reports or automating the scheduled deletion of inefficient, costly operations. 

However, human planning doesn’t go amiss. To assist your cloud optimizer, you should be asking these questions about each important aspect of your product;

  • What the end goal is of the product you are making? What are the basic requirements of users and customers when they interact with your cloud server?
  • What do you need to budget for, and how scalable does your cloud server need to be to expand your product horizontally or vertically? A FinOps can also help with this.
  • Have you got a cloud architecture in a place which a cloud optimizer would support? If you’ve already built your product, then could a cloud optimizer help you migrate to a simpler cloud-based architecture in future?

Main advantages of a cloud optimizer

  • Saves on costs
  • Improves overall efficiency
  • Eliminates waste or unused cloud potential 
  • Keeps a compliant record of current operations
  • Allocates resources more efficiently 
  • Plans strategically

Examples of cloud optimization technology.

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Could
  • AWS

A common user story

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