In a recent post, we noted that many companies are struggling to control their public cloud costs, even though a key driver for moving to the public cloud in the first place was often to cut infrastructure expenses.

There is a proven way to slash public cloud costs by as much as 20-40%, however: by right-sizing cloud instances.If that’s the case, why isn’t everyone already doing it? There are a number of reasons – ranging from the psychological to the technical – why right-sizing cloud instances can be challenging. Most fundamentally, application owners are prone to over-provision IT resources in a bid to avoid resource shortages that can cause app performance issues and unhappy customers. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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