David Bermingham and Joey D’Antoni

David Bermingham is technical evangelist at SIOS Technology ( and Joey D’Antoni is principal consultant at DCAC (

Articles by David Bermingham and Joey D’Antoni

Shortly after contracting with a cloud service provider, a bill arrives that causes sticker shock. There are unexpected and seemingly excessive charges, and those responsible seem unable to explain how this could have happened. The situation is urgent because the amount threatens to bust the IT budget unless cost-saving changes are made immediately. But this cloud services sticker shock is often caused by mission-critical database applications, as these tend to be the most costly for a variety of reasons.

Posted October 10, 2018