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9 Tips for Managing Cloud Services on a Budget

We share 9 steps you can take to save on the cost of cloud services, with the keywords being shop around, planning, and diligence.
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Consider Long Term Agreements

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One of the more appealing benefits of the cloud is that that you can pay for services on a month-by-month basis. If, however, you expect to use a specific level of cloud services for a minimum of a year or longer, you can look at signing long-term contracts with providers to lock in better prices. Most providers offer discounted pricing based on variables such as the amount of compute/storage/network resources you wish to reserve, number of months you wish to commit and whether you choose some method of prepayment.

Andrew has well over a decade of enterprise networking under his belt through his consulting practice, which specializes in enterprise network architectures and datacenter build-outs and prior experience at organizations such as State Farm Insurance, United Airlines and the ... View Full Bio

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