Much of the conversation about the cost of cloud cost centers is about how to minimize spending on cloud services themselves. There are many articles out there Reduce cloud storage costs, Minimizing exit fees and so on.
Here is another facet of the cost of cloud computing it’s easy to miss: administrative costs. The more time and effort your team takes to set up and manage their cloud environment, the more you pay. The costs for cloud computing that arise here are not direct costs associated with cloud services themselves, but rather the overhead required to manage these cloud services.
What is cloud management?
Cloud administration refers to a wide range of tasks and responsibilities required to create and manage a cloud environment. This includes tasks such as starting and provisioning instances of virtual machines, writing IAM configurations, and creating and responding to cloud monitoring alarms (to just one …