- They each answer questions about the savings levers relating to the following cloud topics:
- cloud computing power (cloud computing),
- Managed Storage Services / Managed Storage (e.g. EBS for AWS),
- cloud networks and
- Managed Database Services / Managed Database.
- Your answers are based on multiple choice and selective options.
- Based on your answers, you will receive a list of suggested actions. You can adapt these to your situation and then call them up in a management report.
When does it make sense to carry out a cloud cost check?
- Your cloud service is based on a mix of different instances with different computing power (computing/processor cores).
- They differentiate between different environments, eg for production, development and test
- They store different types of data (e.g. user data, customer data, technical data)
- Data exchange between cloud and on-premise (e.g. own server, data center).
Cloud computing offers many advantages for your company, but also represents an increasing block of costs. The cloud cost check is a self-assessment tool. This means you can find out within minutes whether there are any cost-cutting levers available to you.
Thematic classification of the cloud cost check
Who benefits from this method?
- Business units
- Other cost levers can also be identified using brainstorming or 6-3-5 team brainstorming methods. Use these opportunities.
- Translate the levers into concrete measures for your organization. These can be organized using the Eisenhower matrix .
Limits of Application
A self-assessment only reflects a subjective assessment of your current situation. Therefore, the fields of action shown are only options that may require a detailed analysis. Further cost levers can also be identified with the brainstorming or 6-3-5 team brainstorming methods. Use these opportunities.