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Taking the Edge Off Escalating Cloud Costs

Cloud costs are on the rise as more and more companies embrace the multi-cloud model. While using multiple cloud services is the best approach in this day and age, nevertheless it weighs heavy on businesses as data continues to grow at a lightning speed. But there is a silver lining that many may not know about. There is a very straightforward way to curtail your cloud expenses – get rid of all your unused accounts in the cloud.

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If you go fishing, you will see that there are ample resources in your cloud that are unused. These are accounts that are not in use right now and will not ever be used and yet you are paying for them. Just deleting these storage accounts alone can take off a hefty sum from your annual cloud billing. By balancing the use with the need can help you get better control of your expenses.

Sarah Lean has an interesting post on this where she tells us how we can significantly reduce our cloud spending on Azure by deleting unused storage accounts. In her blog titled “Find unused storage accounts in Azure” she writes.

No one wants to pay more than they have to and that is why when using the cloud you need to be on top of removing unused resources, or orphaned resources.

Read her article “Find unused storage accounts in Azure” to learn the three ways in which you can do this.

About the author

Sulagna Saha

Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. She has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.

A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.