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How to Bring Your Organization Forward with Commitment Management
Commitment management is usually associated with cost optimization, but it can actually be used to enable growth and innovation. Commitments such as Reserved Instances and Savings Plans offer customers a significant discount over On-Demand Pricing, but require long term commitments to specific instances. In pursuit of savings, many organizations inadvertently lock themselves into infrastructure that may not reflect the reality of what they need in the future. Instead of just chasing costs, commitment management can actually be used to move your organization forward.
How to Attribute Costs to Containers
Containerization is an incredible asset for many organizations, but attributing costs can be frustrating. Containers and container management technologies have been improving application development, agility, deployments, portability, operational efficiency, scalability, modernization, and life cycle management. Containerization is not without its own set of challenges. Costs for containers are generated differently than other cloud services, which makes allocating costs to containers in environments with multiple containers, projects, and teams difficult to navigate.
Top Challenges of DIY Cloud Management Solutions
While there are numerous commercial cloud management solutions available from both ISVs as well as solutions from cloud services providers, some companies still choose to build their own cloud management tools. When deciding on whether to use a pre-built tool or use your own, you should consider the challenges in developing a tool and key functionality your tool must meet.