In recent years, companies have begun procedures to outsource their data to the cloud. With considerable advantages, it allows easy sharing of information. In addition, such an external storage system protects you from failures that often lead to data loss. But the most important thing is that the cloud allows businesses to save a lot of money because the cost is lower than an investment in an internal computer system. The cloud market has thus experienced a remarkable growth. Between AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, the price war is launched. Except that once you are a subscriber, the cost of the service is not more economical than that. The cloud market in good health Since the benefits of cloud computing have been unveiled to businesses, the cloud market has continued to evolve. This was reported in the annual Rightscale report by Fleet IT Manager Flexera on state-of-the-art cloud computing. Out of nearly 800 companies surveyed, over 94% reported using the cloud in various forms and business models. Of the respondents, around 80% display a multi-cloud strategy and use an average of 3 public clouds and 3 private clouds.

In terms of public cloud, the most popular provider remains AWS, followed by Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Regarding the private cloud, the VMware group retains its leading position. In the Flexera report, it was analyzed that the majority of companies engaged in the public cloud invest on average $ 1 million a year, an expense that tends to increase in 2019. Companies pay more than should With the deployment of the multi-cloud strategy, optimizing the costs of outsourcing is becoming a priority for companies. Only the expenses related to Cloud computing are difficult to control. This is why many professionals were surprised to see that the cost of the service could be greater than they imagined. But while cost optimization is important, many companies do not perform basic optimization. Indeed, there are ways to take advantage of the cost advantages offered by the cloud. For example, at AWS, the AWS Reserved Instances offers exceptional discounts for users who make a storage reservation over a period of one to three years. However, most AWS customers do not use it. The same goes for Microsoft, which has the same functionality, and which is only used by a very small proportion of their customers. Still according to the RightScale report, companies say they want to optimize costs, but do not, because they underestimate their expenses in this technology. These companies claim to allocate only 27% of their budget in the cloud, but if no reform is undertaken, this can increase by up to 35% in 2019. Moreover, when complications arise in the use of containers, costs can increase rapidly. Also, to optimize the cost of services, companies advocate for the automation of cloud governance and the implementation of a better financial report on the expenses in this service. Only the optimization also passes through various controls that must be performed without further delay. First, it is important to measure the use and sizing of instances. For others, automating the shutdown of temporary workloads would save money. But it is also possible to move these workloads to less expensive areas of the cloud. If the company uses a multi-cloud model, the integration can also be an additional cost that will have to be considered.