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Cloud Native Architectures by Piyum Zonooz, Erik Farr, Kamal Arora, Tom Laszewski

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Compute optimization

Typically, the largest savings in a cloud environment are realized during a right sizing exercise for the compute resources. Since compute typically dominates costs, it is reasonable to expect that the biggest cost savings can be found here. Right sizing refers to the act of selecting the most adequately sized virtual machine for the given application (size here refers to the amount of CPU and memory allocated to the machine).

This problem is acutely present in environments that were just migrated from on-premises to a cloud environment. The resource sizing process for on-premises typically goes through many approvals and requisite teams, each layer adding extra cushion to CYA. This results in overpowered machines that ...

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