Visibility is the First Step to Cloud Cost Journey

Imagine driving an expensive car without ever knowing its mileage. Or handing over an ‘all-you- can-buy’ pass to your spouse during the festive season. The only words that come to mind are ‘unpredictable’ and ‘expensive’.

Cloud adoption is at a somewhat similar stage right now, being entirely driven by FOMO (fear of missing out). Everyone is eager to jump on the bandwagon without comprehending the gravity of its aftermath. And as it turns out, it can screw your budgets beyond control.

And research backs it up! 80% of companies increased their cloud workload in 2018, but only 20% of the respondents believe that their company was actually able to monitor the changes.

It is true that monitoring cloud resources can sometimes feel like chewing rocks. Why? Because their architecture can change quicker than the weather outside. Being dynamic in nature, new workloads can be deployed in a jiffy, giving rise to blind spots. And under dangerous circumstances, these spots can grow into the likes of data breaches, compliance nightmares, and cringing customers.

But does this necessarily mean that your cloud journey will end before it sees the light of day? Not if you aim to achieve holistic cloud visibility with Flint. Here is the usual workflow that Flint commences:

  • Flint integrates all apps, services, and infrastructure.
  • Application transactions are communicated across networks.
  • Executes continuous end-to-end cloud monitoring.
  • Simple and intuitive dashboard allows you to analyze data and make quick decisions to reduce cost and optimize resource consumption.

All this and more adds wings to the cloud ecosystem, setting it up for its next phase. And with a pumped-up architecture on steroids, many benefits can be drawn by putting those demons to rest:

  • Monitoring of application performance.
  • Easier identification of cloud costs.
  • Identification of unused cloud resources.
  • Pinpointing any billing irregularity.

With all this on the table, what should be the traits of an ideal cloud management solution? To begin with, it should be witty enough to sniff an oncoming cost mountain, just like Spider Man’s tingling senses. This includes diagnosing the type of issue and notifying users with relevant metrics.

In the end, it all ties up with the business value that your cloud partner provides. At Flint, we function as a one-stop-solution for all your cloud needs so that you don’t have to hop from one digital store to another. Whether it is about Cloud Management, Service Automation, or ITOM Orchestration. We have something in store for every cloud need, especially when it comes to having a transparent window-pane view of your cloud resources!

For more information on how we can paint a promising future for your cloud computing needs, visit our website!

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