Booz Allen's Dan Tucker: Third-Party Management Tools Could Help Agencies Forecast, Control Cloud Costs

Dan Tucker, a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and head of the company's digital platform capability team, has said that cloud operations and costs can “spiral out of control“ if not managed well, Meritalk reported Monday.

“A lot of agencies, as they move to the cloud are novices““for good reasons““at forecasting the costs,“ he added.

Tucker cited how ParkMyCloud, RightScale, CloudCheckr and other third-party management tools could help users handling hybrid or multicloud environments make forecasts and assessments on various operational costs.

“Some of these tools are effective at helping you understand your costs and forecast because an agency [manager] might not be thinking about what is needed for sandboxes, testing, pre-production, and production environments,“ he noted.

Tucker discussed how such tools help organizations generate a baseline of their storage and input/output requirements and mentioned the machine learning capability of cloud-native services and cloud forecasting platforms.
 

You may also be interested in...

Ed Sheehan President

CTC to Continue Supporting USAF Facilities Under New Contract Modification; Ed Sheehan Quoted

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has secured a contract modification to help the U.S. Air Force manage facilities and corresponding utility systems. The company said Tuesday it will continue to deliver subject matter expertise and program management services for USAF facilities under an existing five-year, $21 million contract.

RFCM test Navy

Navy Tests Airworthiness of BAE-Made RF Countermeasure Tech for P-8A Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the airworthiness of a BAE Systems-made prototype of a technology meant to provide the P-8A Poseidon aircraft with radio frequency defense. The pod-mounted radiofrequency countermeasure passed its airworthiness test while installed on the P-8A platform operated by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron or VX 20, Naval Air Systems Command said Friday.

Mk 18 Mod 2 UUV

Huntington Ingalls Subsidiary Books Potential $75M Navy UUV Payload Modernization IDIQ

A Huntington Ingalls Industries business unit has received a potential five-year, $74.7 million contract to help update payload for the U.S. Navy’s Mk 18 Mod 2 Kingfish unmanned underwater vehicles. HII’s Hydroid subsidiary will provide Increment II hardware for the Mk 18 Mod 2 UUV as part of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.