We at ControlUp provide a lean, cloud-based platform for infrastructure monitoring, troubleshooting, and analytics. With our customers' permission, we are able to research a broad range of IT operations issues and troubleshooting actions.
For this report we dove into resource provisioning of 148,000 servers across 943 organizations.
- Are organizations over-provisioning VMs?
Yes, by 90%+.
- What are the implications of over-provisioning?
Cost AND performance hit.
- Are newer OSs consuming more resources or
less? 20%-30% less.
- What steps should we take towards right-sizing
VMs? It's complicated, but certainly doable.