Cloud cost control becoming a leading issue for businesses

LARRY DIGNAN | March 3, 2019

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Multi-cloud deployments are becoming the norm and that means cost optimization and management optimization is a big theme for 2019. But the market is immature and you'll have multiple vendors to sort through to control cloud spending.In recent surveys it has become painfully obvious that there's a bit of sticker shock with cloud deployments. "People have been somewhat surprised as they expand services that the cost of cloud computing is not as cheap as they were expecting," said Rackspace CEO Joe Eazor in an interview.The concern about cloud costs is not surprising. Recent years have been about enterprises moving to the cloud with storage and compute. Customers have benefited from the competition between Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, but now you're in the door the great up sell begins. IDC reckons that global public cloud services and infrastructure spending will hit $210 billion in 2019, up 23.8 percent from 2018. By 2022, spending on public cloud services will hit $370 billion. SaaS will represent half of spending with IaaS second.

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