"with great power comes great responsibility" - Spiderman Movie
Nothing can be more true than this statement when it comes to Cloud. Spinning up a new server is effortless, scaling up and down even easier. While building a cloud based solution for our client we too have made same mistakes. Since the impact of such mistakes are not immediate these thing many a times go unnoticed. It is not until we receive inflated bills that we start looking into such matters and realize our mistakes.
Cloud infrastructure should not cause an organization to abandon all server provisioning workflows but tweak them to take Cloud components into consideration.