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Budgeting

The act of planning and allocating financial resources for effective cloud cost management.

What is Budgeting in Cloud Computing?

In the context of cloud computing, budgeting is the strategic practice of estimating, allocating, and controlling the financial resources dedicated to cloud services. It's a proactive approach to manage cloud expenditures, which involves forecasting the costs of various cloud resources, setting spending thresholds, and ensuring that the actual spending aligns with these predefined budgets.

How does Budgeting work?

Budgeting in cloud computing starts with a clear understanding of the organization's cloud usage patterns and requirements. This includes identifying the necessary cloud resources and services, estimating their costs, and allocating a part of the organization's financial resources for these expenses.

Budgeting also entails continuous monitoring of cloud spending to ensure it stays within the set limits. If the spending approaches or exceeds the budget, organizations can take corrective actions such as reducing resource usage or revising the budget. Many cloud service providers offer tools to assist in this process, including cost calculators, budget alerts, and detailed usage reports.

Example

Consider a company that operates a cloud-based application. The company sets a monthly budget based on the estimated costs of the compute, storage, and network resources needed for the application.

Throughout the month, the company tracks its cloud spending to ensure it aligns with the budget. If the spending nears the budget limit, the company can either curtail its cloud usage or adjust the budget accordingly. This proactive approach helps the company effectively manage its cloud costs and avoid unexpected expenditures.

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