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Discussion on: Migrating to the cloud but without screwing it up, or how to move house

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Thomas H Jones II

"The cloud was supposed to save me money. Instead, I'm spending twice as much!"

...Do an audit of their systems and find that they rehosted and chose instance sizes based on their prior VMWare hosted VMs and EBSes based on their prior SAN LUNs:

  • their VMware VMs had never been right-sized
  • they were allocating better than 10x the storage they were actually consuming because they'd always followed a model of "allocate, today, what you think you'll need thee years from now"