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Discover innovative strategies to control the costs of cloud resource provisioning

The 2022 State of Cloud Strategy Survey revealed that 94% of respondents observed overspending on cloud budgets that could have been easily avoided. Respondents pointed to a combination of causal factors; idle or underused resources (66%), overprovisioning (59%), and lack of requisite skills (47%). Most cloud-forward organizations today need to holistically manage their cloud environments to alleviate these shortcomings and ensure cost-effective cloud operations.

Daffodil Software makes an active commitment to reducing the financial complexity of cloud adoption. Our cloud cost optimization services relieve your high-value IT teams from time-intensive management of cloud costs, usage, and savings. We help you gain in-depth visibility into the drivers of your cloud expenditure and identify strategies to control it.

Our experts analyze your cloud environment to identify areas of wasteful expenditure or overutilization to eventually implement the best possible approach for remediation. To truly succeed in the cloud, we help you develop a sustainable culture of cost awareness.

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Cut your cloud costs and ensure efficient use of existing cloud resources with:

Value-driven cloud cost optimization services

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Full lifecycle optimization
Full lifecycle optimization

Cost optimization must remain an important priority through every stage of the software development lifecycle. We ensure that your cloud budget is aligned with the software product roadmap, helping you control unexpected spending by quickly adjusting the cloud infrastructure when necessary.

FinOps processes
FinOps processes

Maximize cost efficiency, optimize resource allocation, and achieve financial excellence in the cloud with our state-of-the-art FinOps implementation. We design custom cost-saving processes tailored to your development roadmap with constant updates and practical recommendations for resource allocation.

Comprehensive cost reporting
Comprehensive cost reporting

Gain unparalleled insights into the variables impacting your cloud expenditure through detailed reporting and analytics. We collect and analyze data about the resources powering your operational workloads in the cloud to identify usage patterns and capitalize on opportunities for optimization.

Detailed cost visibility
Detailed cost visibility

Take complete control of your cloud expenses with comprehensive cost observability. We empower businesses with full visibility to help them make data-driven decisions about infrastructure optimization for significant cost savings.

Policy adherence
Policy adherence

Enforce and adhere to policies calibrated for budget-friendly resource provisioning, deployment, utilization, and security measures. We strive to stick to policies that define the best possible CPU usage, storage allocation, network bandwidth, and user access privileges for you.

Templatized resource allocation
Templatized resource allocation

Templatize optimal resource allocation patterns for quickly responding to unexpected costs arising from sudden workload changes or traffic spikes. We analyze your workloads and identify cost-effective resource allocation patterns that can be templatized for quick infrastructure setup.

Intelligent workload factoring
Intelligent workload factoring

Explicit segregation among all the components of an application workload is essential for the granular alignment of costs with resources. We implement workload factoring for adjusting workloads to unlock money-saving usage patterns and quickly refactor whenever necessary.

How we optimize your cloud infrastructure cost-effectively?

Why Daffodil is your best bet for cost-optimized cloud services?

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Shared cost-to-value understanding

Don’t build cloud optimization strategies in a silo. By joining forces on your goals for better cost-effectiveness, we will work towards the common objective of judicious cloud resource usage. Rest assured that our team is on the same page as you when it comes to converting your goals into a cloud-based solution of value while ensuring minimal idleness of resources or wastage of any kind.

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No compromise on growth

While we will help you cut costs wherever possible we ensure that there will be no cutting corners in ensuring sustainable growth for your business and your cloud solutions. Our cloud engineers are always on your beck and call whenever you need to significantly improve your cloud ROI no matter the duration demanded by your roadmap.

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Prepared for uncertainties

Our extensive experience in the optimization of resources for cost-effective results enables you to always stay ahead of the curve. You will never be unprepared for unforeseen resource utilization hurdles, as we continuously monitor resource usage to ensure that it aligns with your cloud budget.

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Complete visibility for all stakeholders

With granular access control and well-defined dashboards and reporting systems, all stakeholders of the cloud cost optimization workflow gain full visibility of the cost management process. Collaboration with all stakeholders ensures holistic decision-making in line with the business goals and product roadmap.

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Reduce under-utilization of cloud resources with our industry-leading cost optimization strategies

Why Daffodil Software

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150+

global clientele

4.8

Avg CSAT score

95%

customer retention rate

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How can you optimize costs in cloud computing?

The following strategies enable businesses to optimize costs in cloud computing, maximizing ROI and efficient resource utilization:

◉ Optimizing costs in cloud computing is vital for businesses to maximize ROI and resource utilization.

◉ Strategies include right-sizing resources, utilizing reserved instances for predictable workloads, and leveraging spot instances for non-critical tasks.

◉ Autoscaling adjusts resources based on demand, reducing costs during low-traffic periods.

◉ Optimize storage with data lifecycle management and tiered storage options.

◉ Embracing serverless computing allows payment for actual execution time.

◉ Monitoring tools provide insights for identifying inefficiencies.

◉ Implement resource tagging and governance for accurate cost allocation.

Managing cloud costs comes with its own set of challenges. It requires careful attention and proactive strategies to control expenses effectively. Here are some key challenges businesses may face when managing cloud costs:

◉ Lack of visibility: Limited visibility into cloud resource usage and associated costs can make it difficult to identify areas of overspending or optimize resource allocation.

◉ Complex pricing models: The diverse and complex pricing models employed by cloud service providers can make it challenging to estimate and forecast costs accurately.

◉ Resource sprawl: Without proper governance and monitoring, resources can quickly multiply, leading to underutilization and unnecessary costs.

◉ Cost attribution: Allocating costs accurately across departments or projects can be complex, especially in multi-tenant environments or when multiple teams share resources.

◉ Unplanned usage spikes: Unexpected increases in usage, either due to sudden demand or system issues, can result in cost spikes if proper monitoring and scaling mechanisms are not in place.

◉ Vendor lock-in: Migrating data and workloads between different cloud providers can incur additional costs and complexity.

The three cost factors involved in a cloud data center are:

◉ Infrastructure Costs: This includes the expenses related to the physical infrastructure of the data center, such as servers, networking equipment, storage devices, and cooling systems.

◉ Operations and Maintenance Costs: These costs encompass ongoing expenses required to operate and maintain the data center, such as electricity, internet connectivity, staffing, security measures, and regular maintenance.

◉ Software and Licensing Costs: This category includes the expenses associated with software licenses and subscriptions needed to run applications and services within the cloud data center, such as operating systems, databases, virtualization software, and other specialized software.

There are several cloud cost models available for businesses to choose from, including:

◉ Pay-as-You-Go (PAYG): This model charges users based on their actual usage of cloud resources. Costs are calculated on an hourly or per-minute basis, allowing for flexibility and scalability. It is suitable for variable workloads or short-term projects.

◉ Reserved Instances (RI): This model offers discounted pricing for long-term commitments. Users can reserve cloud resources for a specific duration, typically one to three years, in exchange for lower hourly rates. It is ideal for stable and predictable workloads.

◉ Spot Instances: Spot instances allow users to bid on unused cloud capacity, and when their bid exceeds the current spot price, they gain access to the resources. Spot instances offer significant cost savings but can be interrupted if the spot price exceeds the bid. They are suitable for non-critical or time-flexible workloads.

◉ Dedicated Hosts: In this model, users have dedicated physical servers for their exclusive use. It offers more control and visibility over the underlying infrastructure but comes at a higher cost compared to other models. It is often chosen for compliance requirements or licensing restrictions.

◉ Hybrid and Multi-Cloud: Hybrid and multi-cloud cost models involve a combination of on-premises infrastructure and multiple cloud providers. Costs are determined based on a mix of factors, including data transfer, resource utilization, and management overhead. These models allow organizations to optimize costs and leverage the benefits of different cloud environments.

◉ Container Pricing: With the rising popularity of containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes, cloud providers offer specific pricing models tailored for container deployments. These models focus on resource allocation and usage within containerized environments.

Cloud cost optimization focuses on maximizing the value derived from cloud resources while minimizing unnecessary spending. It involves strategies to optimize resource allocation, usage, and performance.

Cost reduction, on the other hand, is a broader concept that encompasses reducing overall costs across the organization. It involves cutting expenses and finding ways to operate more efficiently, which may include cloud-related expenses but can extend to various areas.

Cloud cost optimization is a proactive and ongoing process, while cost reduction can be a short-term or medium-term initiative with specific cost-saving goals.

Some tools that cloud cost optimization engineers can use include:

◉ Cost Analysis and Reporting Tools: These tools provide cost and usage reports, allowing users to visualize and analyze their cloud costs and usage patterns.

◉ Cost Management and Optimization Tools: These offer insights into spending patterns, budgeting capabilities, cost alerts, and recommendations to optimize cloud costs and resource utilization.

◉ Cloud Provider-Specific Cost Management Tools: Cost visibility, governance features, budgeting options, and recommendations for optimizing costs within a specific cloud platform are some functions enabled by these tools.

◉ Multi-Cloud Management Platforms: These platforms offer comprehensive cost optimization features, including cost visibility, governance capabilities, resource optimization, and automation across multiple cloud providers.

◉ Resource Scheduling and Optimization Tools: You can automate the scheduling of cloud resources on/off times, helping identify and optimize idle instances to reduce costs associated with under-utilized resources using these tools.