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The Lobster Trap

The Lobster Trap

Many businesses are attracted to public cloud providers with consumption-based billing because of the promise of cost-effectiveness and flexibility. However, this billing model can quickly become a lobster trap for clients as their usage grows, resulting in bigger and bigger costs that can spiral out of control.

Furthermore, clients often overlook the management and daily operational costs of running their infrastructure on public cloud, as they are still responsible for the security and operations of all their infrastructure. This can lead to data breaches and massive costs if they use a DIY approach, as they lack the expertise to secure and manage their infrastructure effectively.

In contrast, managed private cloud providers offer businesses more control over their infrastructure, data, and applications without the burden of managing it themselves. They offer faster performing services, and higher security levels, ensuring that businesses get the best value for their investment.

In conclusion, while public cloud providers with consumption-based billing may seem like a good option for businesses, the hidden management and operational costs, coupled with the risk of unexpected expenses, make it a risky option in the long run. Managed private cloud providers offer businesses the necessary management and support services, enabling them to focus on their core competencies without worrying about managing their infrastructure.

Reference: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2022/04/19/cloud-costs-may-bankrupt-you-heres-how-to-fight-back/

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