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

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Storage optimization

After compute, storage costs typically dominate cloud bills. Some of these costs include the virtual disks/volumes attached to each VM; the object storage services hosting application artifacts, pictures/videos, and documents; archival data service usage; and the backup of this data to backup services.

For all forms of data storage, it is important to establish a life cycle that is as automated as possible. Data and backups should naturally flow down this life cycle until they are put into archives for compliance purposes or deleted. Tags should be used to designate which data stores or objects are needed long-term for compliance purposes. Scripts should be used to manage these, though cloud native services exist to aid ...

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