What Is Cloud Waste?

October 3, 2022

Cloud waste is the money a company unnecessarily spends on unused or underused services from public cloud providers. Cloud waste typically occurs when a team overprovisions for a specific service or when there's poor communication concerning the company-wide cloud budget (e.g., duplicate purchases for the same cloud services or failing to deprovision orphan resources).

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