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How cloud cost optimisation saves money and increases efficiency

Aaron East is an esynergy lead associate and cloud solutions architect, working with both large and small organisations on cloud adoption and migrations to AWS and Azure. He has hands-on experience working on cloud-native platforms like Kubernetes (EKS, GKE, AKS) along with managed services for data platforms. Aaron’s first cloud project was for O2, in 2011, working on AWS (before they introduced VPCs).

Defining, managing and optimising costs represents one of the bigger challenges when running services in the cloud. At esynergy, we have helped many clients adopt and migrate to the cloud and – more often than not – cloud financial management is something of an after-thought; it’s an activity that normally precedes the realisation that costs have a steady growth upwards and, only when spend starts to exceed expectations, do organisations tend to react…