I consistently hear from ENKI's enterprise cloud prospects that they have bad bad experiences with some of our competitors because they feel they're spending too much on cloud services compared to their expectations. It turns out that the root cause of the excess expenditure is "cloud sprawl": the unplanned use of cloud resources that are not providing an economic benefit to the cloud client. As a result, managers and executives at cloud customers feel they have lost control over their cloud expenditures, and often blame the cloud, the cloud provider, or even the technology (including virtualization.)
The most common causes of cloud sprawl we've come across are:
It's been pretty clear from our discussions with prospects that both the cloud provider and consumer must collaborate to control cloud sprawl, especially since the root cause of the sprawl in many cases is client employees ordering cloud resources without any supervision.
ENKI has taken steps to enable our clients to control cloud sprawl, including:
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