Optimizing Cloud Utilization

Background

Crypto Valuta, a crypto currency services provider with millions of service calls being made to it's applications by thousands of clouds accross the globe.

Challenge

The organization was having a major challenge to optimize their use of cloud technologies, which resulted in huge bills at the end of each month. For the business needs, the managers knew that the bills were too high. With internal resouces, the organization tried resolving the issue, but were'nt even able to cover the analysis of the problem at hand for months.

Solution

High Plains Computing (HPC) team, with their extensive cloud optimization experience were able to pin point many root cause issues that were causing the bills to be so huge. Most of the issues were involved with provisioning of wrong resources in the cloud, overuse and repetative use of resources that was not providing any material value to the business. Also, the client did not have any process in terms of who can do what on the cloud, which was resulting team members provisioning the resources that they never would need for their work. Given these findings, HPC team put a process together where proper IAM roles were created to ensure that no one can have access to set of resources that their job did not need. For the scenario where wrong services were provisioned, HPC team proposed and implemented the changes to deploy the correct cloud services to do the same job.

Results

Within 6 weeks of the engagement, HPC was able to successfully deploy all finding and put a process together to ensure that previously repeacted practices were not possible. Once the HPC team was done with their work, the client's cloud services bill had reduced from $700K to only $360K per month. In addition to huge savings, the applications were now optimized for the response times and meeting all SLA's set by clients and management.