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The Value of Autonomous Cloud Management

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April 11, 2024

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The Value of Autonomous Cloud Management

What's the hidden value of autonomous cloud management for cloud ops? Autonomous cloud management is emerging as a game-changer for modern digital businesses, but the full value is realized over time in obvious and not so obvious ways.

Here's an overview; below the diagram we go into further depth:

Above the Surface Benefits

First are the surface benefits that are more immediate and easily quantified, and often drive initial adoption:

1. Cloud Cost Savings

Through intelligent AI-powered continuous optimization, companies are seeing reductions in cloud spend by up to 50% in production and even higher in development stages. Key levers include resizing resources, optimizing configuration settings, and leveraging savings plan and other discount plans.

2. Time Savings

The reduction of toil - the repetitive, predictable, manual work that has little enduring value - is a critical outcome of autonomous cloud management. By reducing the cognitive load on engineers, engineering teams can focus on strategic tasks that drive innovation and growth, rather than being bogged down by operational management.

Below the Surface Benefits

Beneath these immediately tangible benefits lie strategic, longer-term gains that, although harder to measure, are equally critical:

3. Improved Customer Experience

By reducing latency and ensuring high availability, autonomous systems help support faster, more reliable services for end-users directly contributing to better customer experiences.

4. Release Quality

AI systems provide intelligence on new releases, offering scorecards that cover cost, latency, and errors. This helps in quickly identifying and rectifying potential issues, thus enhancing the overall quality of releases.  The autonomous optimization capabilities allow a portion of the issues surfaced to be addressed by the system.

5. Employee Retention

Autonomous cloud management shifts the focus of SRE, DevOps and other operationally focused teams from fire-fighting to innovation, which not only reduces incident stress and burnout risks but also leads to more fulfilling careers. Satisfied employees tend to stay longer with the company, leading to better retention rates.

6. Adaptability

Autonomous systems are designed to continuously learn and adapt to changing demands, ensuring that cloud resources are optimized in real-time for performance and cost, regardless of how dynamic the environment may be. Combined with reduced operational burdens, autonomous cloud management enables quicker responses to market demands.

Sedai, for instance, offers an autonomous cloud management platform that leverages AI/ML to deliver continuous optimization.  Sedai's technology integrates with an organization's existing tech stack and supports a range of cloud providers and monitoring services, making it a powerful tool for any cloud-driven enterprise.

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