Keep Your Stockings Coal-Free. Avoid Cloud Waste Today.

Sometimes excess cloud resources are fun – for example, when that excess means beautiful snowflakes are gently falling on us. But when cloud excess means wasted Kubernetes resources, time and money, it’s never fun. On this 10th Day of Kubernetes, we’ll take a look at some eye-opening statistics from our recent Cloud Waste Survey.

Holiday Trivia

As of 2021, what was the highest-grossing holiday film of all time at the box office?

(Answer is at the bottom of this page)

  1. Home Alone (1990)
  2. Die Hard (1988)
  3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  4. The Polar Express (2004)
  5. The Grinch (2018)

A Cloud is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Unfortunately snow is not the kind of cloud waste that Kubernetes professionals are concerned about these days. In our 2022 Cloud Waste Survey, StormForge polled 134 IT professionals and learned that cloud resource wastage is still a significant issue for most organizations – one that is considered a high priority,  and one that StormForge can definitely help address. 

So heat up some hot cocoa, lock Old Man Winter outside your house, and download the report for a cozy read by the fire. Here are some findings from the survey to get you started:

47%

of cloud resources are wasted

70%

of organizations say that resource optimization is a high priority

75%

of organizations say that resource wastage is increasing

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CHAD UPTON, VP OF INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, FIRSTUP

“StormForge is definitely going to solve a core problem for us. That’s really what I’m excited about. Anybody who grows up in DevOps has some of these tools that you pick and you’re like – this is coming with me everywhere from now on. StormForge may be one of those over my career that I bring along with me because it solves that problem that I don’t want to hire an engineer to do.”

Holiday Quiz Answer:

5. The Grinch, released in 2018 and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, surpassed Home Alone, which had held the record for years.

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