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Cloud hosting services are often chosen because of their low costs. Rather than spending $10,000 on a server, you may be able to pay $50 a month for your services. But one challenge with cloud hosting is that the pricing can be a little confusing. Cloud hosting costs usually relate to usage as well as add-ons. Here's what you need to know about streamlining your costs.
Pay Attention to Your Analytics
Your analytics will tell you what you're spending the most money on. And the analytics can get quite detailed. You may find that you're paying for more data for somewhat unnecessary processes than you are for your mission-critical applications. There may be applications that are resource hogs, which you can cut out of the system entirely, or which you can replace with more efficient ones.
Identify the Cost Leaders in Your Add-Ons and Integrations
Look at your third-party applications and add-ons. Which of these applications is costing you the most money? Can these applications be scaled back? When it comes to expenses, you always want to look at your cost leaders first. Your third-party applications might even have add-ons that you don't necessarily need. Sometimes there may even be third-party applications that are replicating services already provided by your cloud hosting solution.
Take a Look at Your Management Costs
It could be that your cloud hosting isn't costing you too much, but rather that you have too many management services. Take a look at what your cloud hosting service can offer compared to any MSPs you're using. You might want to pare back on some of the cloud management services you have or compare rates with another service provider.
Get a Third-Party Audit
If you're still not sure whether you're spending the right amount of money on your cloud hosting, it may be time for a third-party audit. A third-party audit can be done by an expert in your cloud management system and can identify any potential inefficiencies or redundancies. They will also be able to optimize and streamline your system in general, so you can worry about things other than your technology.
An MSP can help you improve your cloud hosting costs. But even if your cloud hosting costs haven't been optimized, they're very likely to be less expensive than on-premise solutions. Over time, you should be able to analyze and improve your cloud hosting and direct your budget into other areas.
To learn more, reach out to a local cloud hosting service.Share
14 September 2020