Does cloud infrastructure live up to the hype?
Finding the optimal amount of resources needed to get the job done, and obtaining them at the most efficient cost —a tradeoff between SLA, availability and cost? These eternal concerns of capacity planning experts are more relevant than ever, despite the dematerialization of many of a company's “resources” as computing power migrates to the cloud. The main attributes of the cloud environment: flexibility and scalability, rhyme with unpredictability. Capacity planning is confronted with a range of new challenges as the scope shifts from hard iron to IaaS.
Part One in a two part series on why over thirty percent of money spent on AWS is wasted; tune in for part two next week to see what can be done about it.