We can help you to Reduce Costs in Your Multi-Cloud Environment

With many businesses wasting more than 35% of their cloud spend, working to optimize your cloud environment should be at the top of your list of priorities.

Our Cloud Platform 2.0 tackles these obstacles head on and adds significant enhancements to our core offering utilising a choice of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, AWS and GCP. We bring you the best of breed, industry leading tools that enhance operational efficiency while also providing you with new opportunities for cost savings, improved security and increased flexibility.

How does Cosmic Tech ensure that the numbers in your next bill are smaller and the cost of running your infrastructure is reduced?

Highly reliable and secured infrastructure need not be costlier. Cut down the cost of waste resources and optimize the technologies that can achieve lesser cost for the same deliverables of your services.

We review your infrastructure services and resources aligning with the design principles of cost optimization in the cloud

– Adopt a consumption model
– Apply security at all layers
– Stop spending money on data center operations
– Analyze and attribute expenditure
– Use managed and application level services to reduce cost of ownership

The solutions and recommendations that our review presents you are integrated with the best practice areas of cost optimization in the cloud; Expenditure Awareness, Cost-Effective Resources, Matching supply and demand, Optimizing Over Time.

Optimizing your cloud environment

Understand your Cloud

The first thing towards optimizing your cloud environment is ensuring you have a clear understanding of your current cloud set-up. This requires spending time with your IT departments, analising your latest cloud bills, and implementing a process of continuous monitoring.For many organisations this task requires resurces that simple aren't available in-house. Understanding your cloud requires investment but you can only begin making improvements once you have establish a level of deep visibility. Book your Free Cloud Expense and Security Assesment

Correct Your Server Sizing

Cloud servers offer a variety of RAM and CPU capacities. When setting up cloud environments, many businesses base their capacity requirements on current on-site data-center figures or educated guesswork. This leads to them purchasing far more than is necessary. Choosing the correct server size for your instances will require a fair amount of trial and error. Keep an eye on your usage reports – when is the server under the most strain? Are there specific times when traffic drops? Once you've figured this out, you can scale your server size to suit your traffic levels. Some public cloud providers, like AWS, have auto-scaling functions that will automatically increase (or decrease) your CPU and RAM capacities in line with your traffic flow. This is useful, but not always the most reliable way to keep your compute capacities in check.

Optimize Your Billing

One of the biggest benefits of migrating your workloads to the public cloud is the flexible nature of the billing system. You only pay for what you use. However, massive discounts are available if you choose a different payment model.
There are 3 main models available on most public cloud platforms: On Demand: This is the classic pay-as-you-go payment structure that makes the cloud so attractive for many. It's the perfect choice for most use-cases. Spot Instances: AWS calls them spot instances, Google Cloud calls them preemptible VMs, and Microsoft calls them low-priority VMs. Whichever moniker you prefer, spot instances allow you to bid for unused server capacity – saving up to 90% off the price of on demand capacity. Beware, however: if someone bids higher than you, you'll lose your instance. Reserved Instances: Reserved instances offer the opportunity to save up to 75%, but at the expense of a 1 - 3 year commitment and a much larger up-front cost. Reserved instances are great for those workloads that you know will always need to be running.

Don't Overlook the Small Stuff

When you're busy worrying about the big stuff like optimizing cloud storage and compute capacities, it's easy to forget about all the smaller, peripheral charges that soon add up. Keep a close eye on your usage reports to spot these small extra charges. It's clear that optimizing your cloud to be as cost-efficient and effective as possible is no small task. There's a lot of hard work and dedication ahead of you if you decide that an in-house solution is best for your organization. Alternatively, talk to Cosmic Tech. As a cloud management services provider, you can guarantee their advice is impartial and invaluable.
Book yourself today and see how much you could be saving.

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