Inefficient Operations Persist As Barrier To Maximize Cloud

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82% of companies using workloads in public clouds have created “unnecessary” cloud costs, reinforcing the fact that inefficient cloud operations are the biggest obstacle to realizing the full value of the cloud.

Some reasons for the cloud sticker shock outlined in Virtana’s survey of 350 IT decision-makers are, in percentage terms, workload that exceeds the agreed capacity (41%), over provisioning of computing or scarcity resources, storage blocks that are no longer tied to a computing instance (34%), poor job scheduling (22%) and over-buying or unused reserved instances (18%).

The survey also found that 68% of respondents attributed their inability to effectively manage cloud operations to their teams in silos, while 70% of respondents said limited collaboration impeded their ability to adapt quickly and increase business results.

It highlights the lack of visibility in a hybrid and multi-cloud environment: 84% of respondents say they run workloads across multiple public clouds, 86% say they could not get a global overview of cloud costs within minutes, causing delays and inevitably reducing agility, and 71% of respondents say that limited visibility in the hybrid cloud environment limits their ability to maximize value, creates inefficiencies and wastes time.

For more information, read the original story in ZDNet.

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