IT Business Edge: Gaining Visibility into the Cloud

One of the reasons that a lot of IT organizations are not all that comfortable with cloud computing is because they don’t have a lot of visibility into the true costs of cloud computing.

The biggest fear, of course, is paying for cloud resources that don’t wind up being used because the compute resources for the application have been over-provisioned. In an on-premise deployment, over-provisioning is a waste of fixed-cost resources. In the cloud, it’s an ongoing monthly expense that can really add up.