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.