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The Proof of Value Results: • Rolled “passed” systems into production at an average of 238,000 opera- tions per second • Eliminated “failed” systems immediately at an average of 136,000 opera- tions per second • A 43 percent reduction in cost while delivering the same performance The customer was pleased with the results and started to refer to the inte- grated service as CI/CD/CT/CO (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deploy- ment/Continuous Test/Continuous Optimization). Conclusion It can often be difficult to gauge whether a cloud is doing its job. Sometimes, if it seems to be falling short, the problem may not be the cloud itself. The prob- lem can be that you have not bought exactly what you need or have not adapted the environment to fit evolving needs. Efficiency is not just using everything you’re buying. It is buying the right thing, and getting everything you have paid for. Cloud is not a “set it and forget it” initiative. It needs to be continuously tested and actively managed. If you commit to these functions, cloud performance will be less of a mystery and more of a reliable metric to build your business on and ensure that you are mastering your cloud. Clinton France is a former Cloud Technology Partners Cloud Architect and is now the CEO and Founder of Krystallize Technologies, providers of CloudQoS™ solutions. SUMMER 2018 | THE DOPPLER | 59