Cloud environment supports the essential aspects of business, for example, customer data, innovative applications, and critical processes. To analyze the capacity measures resulting in incompetent or unnecessary expenditure, there is a need to review, audit, and optimize the cloud infrastructure. This allows businesses to have better financial control and gain more visibility for cloud estate. It is crucial to have clear visibility of the cloud from the aspects of management and control and have a regular audit of IaaS infrastructure to keep business on track.

Rapid Cloud Adoption

The speedy adoption of the cloud of business has resulted in losing track of vital critical measures of their cloud infrastructure, for example, billing, capacity management, and data usage. The urgency to move the workload to Azure and google cloud services has impacted this, and the rate of cloud adoption is now very high.

However, the rapid adoption of cloud for business ease has led to many discrepancies in the cloud environment’s size and scale. IT executives sometimes are unaware of the cloud infrastructure expansion in their organization as people purchase cloud services on behalf of their department. Moreover, unaccounted cloud infrastructure exposes businesses to new IT security risks and poor asset management. Auditing cloud resources and the Environment identifies the hidden infrastructure, not in use, and the company is paying for it. Likewise, businesses can also figure out the rising cost of extra cloud capacity and identify places to shut down unnecessary and unused workloads. This will help to optimize cloud inventory and minimize security risk and enhance visibility across IaaS resources.

Poorly Estimated Capacity

Businesses sometimes overestimate capacity when deploying cloud solutions and pay for more space than they need. Selecting larger IaaS capacities as a cautious approach to adjusting unforeseen higher usage creates over-provisioned cloud environments. Without meaningful control, the unused cloud space goes unmonitored and results in overspending.

However, auditing the cloud environment ensures the service provider never overcharges the organization, and the cost is paid for the only resources used. In addition to this, it helps identify the cloud spaces where the company is paying for unrequired capacity and allows to take complete control of cloud capacity management and cloud estate.

Poor Cost Estimation

Initially, the cost plans are not devised when cloud infrastructure is first deployed. The full impact of the costs of the cloud environment is understood once the cloud has run for a longer time. The business not having the cloud management experts successfully assess the correct amount for spending may choose costly price plans.

Audit of IaaS resources helps to perform an in-depth analysis of cloud inventory and minimize additional costs. The regular audit and monitoring of cloud resources infer valuable data to optimize and reduce cloud-related costs. For this purpose, there are powerful cloud management platforms that automatically track consumption measures for budget estimation and provide real-time alerts in case of overspend.

Cloud Auditing Platform

A robust cloud auditing platform is essential for genuinely optimizing the cloud environment. It enhances visibility over cloud infrastructure, identifies areas where to cut down expenses, and minimizes capacity for unnecessary cloud services.

Kidan offers complete IT, Network and Cloud Auditing solutions:

Site24x7 – a unified cloud monitoring for DevOps and IT operations within small to large organizations that offers Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services including Google Compute Engine (GCE), Google App Engine (GAE), Google Kubernetes Engine, VPC, Cloud IAM, and Cloud Audit Logging.

Log360 – Audits servers in the cloud, Office365, Exchange servers, domain audit, and connection of vulnerability scanners and threat analysis systems. 

OpManager – a tool for network, server, IP and switch port monitoring, bandwidth management and network configuration, and analyzing firewall logs before archiving them.

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