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    How to optimize your cloud spending

    January 27, 2021 | 12 minutes

    The endless benefits of the cloud are well documented, which is why 87% of companies employ a hybrid cloud strategy, with some combination of public and private cloud. However, many of these organizations run into the same hurdle: managing their cloud spend.


    According to Flexera’s State of the Cloud 2020 survey, 82% of businesses struggle with managing cloud spend. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

    In this episode of IT Availability Now, we enlist the help of Servaas Verbiest, Lead Cloud Evangelist at Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) to walk us through key strategies for balancing performance and cost in the cloud. Listen to the episode to learn:

    • Why you must make optimizing cloud spend a priority
    • What factors can lead to out-of-control cloud costs
    • Steps to put governance and controls in place to prevent cloud spend from being an issue
    • Tactics to reduce your overall cloud spend
    • How Sungard AS helps businesses manage their cloud spend better

    Brian Fawcett is a Senior Manager of Global Sales Engagement at Sungard AS. With over 15 years of experience in a range of industries, he specializes in forming enterprise-wide global talent and learning development programs. Brian has enriched corporate learning culture by matching organizational vision and core values to curricula, leading to application and impact.

    As the Lead Cloud Evangelist at Sungard AS, Servaas Verbiest assists businesses and organizations in realizing the full potential of cloud computing by thinking strategically, deploying rapidly, and acting as an ambassador for the cloud ecosystem. While at Sungard AS, Servaas has worked with more than 1,000 unique clients across multiple industry’s on complex application deployments, re-platforming, public cloud integrations, private cloud deployments, application lifecycle, and hybrid cloud model development.

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