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How to handle idle resources in cloud cost management with CUDO Compute

CUDO Ventures

CUDO Ventures

Idle resources can be a significant cause of bill shock in the cloud, and are low-hanging fruit when it comes to cloud cost optimization. While there are numerous cloud cost management strategies to downsize or rightsize resources and manage cloud costs, it’s important to pay attention to idle resources. This is where CUDO Compute comes into play.

Firstly, it’s crucial to understand what idle resources are. Essentially, they are the CPU, memory, and other resources that are available in the cloud that are not being fully utilized. Typically, idle resources are borne from over-provisioning resources and can be downsized or rightsized. In the long run, these idle resources can, unfortunately, lead to thousands of dollars of absolute waste, so it’s important to keep them in check.

To minimize the impact of idle resources on cloud costs, developers need to know the appropriate amount of resources needed. However, as they are standing up infrastructure for their build environment, a rough estimate of resource consumption is used. This is where CUDO Compute can help. With CUDO Compute, users can optimize their cloud infrastructure by leveraging unused computing power to generate a new revenue stream. This allows organizations to use idle resources and reduce cloud costs.

The biggest offender when it comes to idle resources is computed resources, such as On-Demand Instances/VMs. On-demand resources are easy to spin up and scale, and equally as easy to forget about. To solve these, users can rightsize so that there is minimum idle capacity, or they can turn off these resources when they’re not in use, making it less critical to find the absolute correct instance for the use case.

In conclusion, idle resources are a big cause of bill shock and can lead to thousands of dollars of absolute waste. With CUDO Compute, users can optimise their cloud infrastructure and use idle resources to reduce cloud costs as a whole. This provides a win-win situation for organisations as they can prioritize performant applications while maintaining cost-effective cloud infrastructure.

About CUDO Compute

CUDO Compute is a fairer cloud computing platform for everyone. It provides access to distributed resources by leveraging underutilised computing globally on idle data centre hardware. It allows users to deploy virtual machines on the world’s first democratised cloud platform, finding the optimal resources in the ideal location at the best price.

CUDO Compute aims to democratise the public cloud by delivering a more sustainable economic, environmental, and societal model for computing by empowering businesses and individuals to monetise unused resources.

Our platform allows organisations and developers to deploy, run and scale based on demands without the constraints of centralised cloud environments. As a result, we realise significant availability, proximity and cost benefits for customers by simplifying their access to a broader pool of high-powered computing and distributed resources at the edge.

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