After dealing with the most common cost-saving techniques in the infrastructural part of this book, in this chapter, we will discuss how a well-designed and high-performing modern application can play an important role in optimizing your cloud spending.
We will also look at why any investment in performance optimization strategies, such as database tuning and refactoring, can easily and quickly be repaid by the monthly savings, and how a strong motivator for modernization can be financial, on top of the usual technical reasons such as architecture, software updates, and so on. An application that is not fit for the cloud may bring unnecessary costs, and we will learn what the main optimization focus items are by looking at practical examples about how this approach can bring consistent down-sizing to the starting infrastructure.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
- Optimizing your database for costs ...