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The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has made optimizing cloud resources a challenge. During uncertain times it is difficult to determine what is required in terms of Reserved Instances or Savings Plans. Businesses that make too great a commitment will end up paying for resources that are not fully utilized and erring on the side of caution could result in having to pay for On-Demand resources at a much greater cost.
The uncertainty has also been reflected in AWS spot instance market, which has been particularly volatile during the pandemic and seen large fluctuations in costs. The pandemic has also caused volatility in the currency markets which can also impact cloud bills and change reservation buying strategies. The changes in working practices that the pandemic has forced, has also seen a major rise in demand for remote productivity tools, which complicates cloud resource optimization further.
To help customers optimize their cloud infrastructure correctly and keep their cloud costs down during these uncertain times, CloudHealth has launched a new Optimization Desk. The Optimization Desk is provided free of charge and has been created to help customers who have had to react to changes in market dynamics.
CloudHealth has started reaching out to customers to help them through these difficult times. A free report card is being generated based on the company’s executive business review (EBR) artifacts and Optimization Playbook. The reports consolidate and improve artifacts and align them to the cloud maturity model to identify where savings can be made.
The reports focus on five key areas where optimization is required, demonstrating how customers compare to benchmarks and KPIs. By using the report and speaking with CloudHealth technical account managers and sales engineers, customers will be able to prioritize and implement the recommendations.
“CloudHealth is here to help you make the most informed decisions. Together we’ll weather the storm and CloudHealth will do everything we can to be an indispensable partner in your digital transformation.”