Cloud egress charges: How to prevent these creeping costs

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One of the advantages of using the cloud is the ability to scale rapidly. On-demand scalability can eliminate the need to overbuy capacity that is only required for peak times. By

Data egress is when data leaves a network and goes to an external location. If you’re using the cloud, data egress occurs whenever your applications write data out to your network or whenever you repatriate data back to your on-premises environment. While cloud providers usually do not charge to transfer data into the cloud (“ingress”), they do charge for data egress in most situations. Another charge related to data egress fees are data transfer fees, which may be assessed when moving data between regions or availability zones within the same cloud provider.

The article pays attention to:

  • What is data egress?
  • Egress fees can hinder innovation
  • How are egress fees calculated?
  • Best practices to reduce or eliminate egress fees

Data egress fees can vary considerably. Each cloud has its own egress fee structure. Use clouds with higher egress fees for only the workloads that require the capabilities of that specific cloud. workloads that demand it. When services are comparable, always choose the less expensive option. While an older article it is a good read!

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