Author Archives: Doug Richards

October 2020

Solving Cloud Sprawl: Hidden Costs of Cloud Operations

In the very forgettable 1993 movie “Point of No Return,” Harvey Keitel delivered three minutes of screen genius in his role as Victor the Cleaner. By the time Victor shows up, our heroine, Bridget Fonda, has made a mess of her assignment to (spoiler alert) assassinate her target. With her partner shot, they must call […]

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April 2020

Controlling Costs in the Cloud – AWS and Azure – Part 1

Last year at the Intercon Conference in Las Vegas, I found myself queued in the bar line alongside the rest of the attendees after a long day of presentations. To pass the time I struck up a conversation with the man in front of me who I learned was the CIO of an ecommerce company […]

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