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When businesses move to the cloud, the way they structure their workloads and the tools they adopt can play a central role in shaping cost efficiencies. However, true cloud cost optimization strategies require both short-term and long-term planning.

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of control Even experienced users discover ways further their use trim spending With an organization plans most economical deployments at desired performance reliability This starts knowing what resources given workload uses such as compute memory databases storage networking myriad higher-level services duration it them how much they Typical areas include resource provisioning service pricing tiers data transfer fees Traditionally enterprises turn short-term fixes using identify inefficiencies existing But only part solution True requires smart architectural decisions There three main reduce though address expenditures Right-sizing Cost evaluate whether configuration approach particular For example could help different Amazon EC instance that would deliver same certain currently running lower article Which includes The importance capacity do Improve these techniques Know look platform Autoscaling usually implemented framework provided by vendor automatically increases or decreases 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