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5 ways to optimize cloud usage

Zev Laderman, co-founder and CEO, Newvem | Jan. 7, 2013
Designing and optimizing an IT environment that responds to demand in real time is one of the biggest challenges facing cloud users given the spikes and troughs in typical requirements. At AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas we met with users from a range of companies and listened to their concerns about usage and identified five main takeaways.

* Operational best practices vs. business specific needs. Applying best methodologies into your cloud infrastructure is a great first step, but not enough to scale in the long term. CIOs are demanding more visibility and knowledge of existing issues and threats, such as security vulnerabilities, cost spiral and over-utilized instances, so they can respond to them with minimal disruption to business continuity or custom expectations.


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