5 Best Practices for Managing Zombie Cloud Infrastructure
Continuously Right-Size Your infrastructure
Cloud workloads are extremely dynamic by nature – the ability to scale workloads up and down on-demand is one of the biggest benefits of public cloud and can also help to make sure infrastructure doesn't become dormant. Cloud workloads are also self-service — anyone who needs to provision assets can easily log in and spin them up. Many organizations find compute instances to be extremely underutilized, making them good candidates for rightsizing. There are two main reasons this occurs: either a workload is no longer as resource-intensive as it once was, or someone has accidentally, or purposefully, over-provisioned the instance. Unchecked, this rapidly drives up spend.