How the cloud forces you to plan ahead
With the cloud migration in full effect, I notice that a lot of my customers do not have any process in place for capacity planning and cloud contract management.
Cloud providers make it easy to scale up and down, but their pricing model encourages you to plan ahead. On demand prices are higher than on-premise prices, and to reduce prices, long term reservations are offered. These long-term reservations however are not governed yet. Here lies an important task for the architects within the company.