Cloud computing at scale is a decade old and, in these years, we have experienced explosion of tools and services in cloud. Cloud computing strategy requires careful due diligence moving forward. It is time to think “lightweight cloud playbook” which can serve the minimal needs of selective cloud-based use cases to keep it simple & safe. Applied Cloud minimalism focuses on the already existing workload on cloud, decluttering and simplifying the architectural posture, meter usage, and optimizing the footprint. The applied minimalism should be able to provide guidance towards – redundant workloads, lift and shift based workloads, outdated or legacy tools & services which need cleanup.