Articles written by FinOps leaders and practitioners aimed to improve cloud financial management.
The FinOps Foundation team was very excited to have our guest Charles Renert, Technology Team Lead at Capital One walk through some FinOps best practices and stories from the field. A small panel of other Cloud Custodian users from Here Technologies, Verizon, and Nationwide added context and color to Cloud Custodian best practices and use […]
Okay, while it takes far more than 15 minutes to learn, understand, and master FinOps and its many best practices and cultural shifts, it’s nice to have one reference point for the high-level look at things. I’d like to take some time to highlight Deepak Ramchandani Vensi’s post about FinOps. For a movement like FinOps […]
In a recent blog post by a FinOps Foundation member from Intuit, Jason Rhoades lays out a killer visual model for understanding the jobs-to-be-done in Cloud Financial Managment on two axis: 1) Strategic vs. Tactical and 2) Finance vs. Cloud Tech. Jason maps these decision points on a cloud cost landscape and discusses the critical […]
On the last member discussion call, there was a long conversation about Automation and Governance of Cloud Financial Management best practices. Cloud Custodian emerged as a central theme, on the call and in the #cloud-custodian Slack channel. In May, we are excited to host Charles Renert from Capital One to lead a discussion about Cloud […]
The FinOps Foundation Slack has hundreds of cloud financial management practitioners committed to supporting each other with best practices and strategies. It’s a great place to pose your latest challenge and share your learnings. In this post, we’ll highlight some recent interesting conversations in the last week or so… On Automation “Does anyone have a […]
Throughout a critical digital transformation phase for the popular genealogy technology service, Ancestry quickly realized it needed a FinOps model to keep growing cloud costs visible and accountable. With millions of users, Ancestry’s cloud engineers and DevOps teams knew they needed to harness the power and scalability of the cloud to improve their services. However, […]
The release of AWS Savings Plans is going to change how companies optimize their AWS costs. And make no mistake — those changes are going to impact your FinOps practice. The question is how much and how quickly. (A full video of the presentation is available for FinOps Foundation Members) The short answer? We don’t know. Yet. As […]
We performed a live poll during our member call to find out how FinOps experts build their teams and what their priorities are. (A full video of the presentation is available for FinOps Foundation Members) FinOps is continuously evolving, with best practices constantly being refined and honed. So in our member call last week, we […]
This week on the FinOps Foundation member call, Dave Van Hoven from HERE Technologies spoke about their Green Zone/Red Zone approach to buying Reserved Instances (RIs).
In this week’s Member Call, Ashley Hromatko showed us how Pearson integrates FinOps into their migration and operation process.
For Week 8 of our Member Calls to dig into best practices, we heard from Bhupendra Hirani at YouView about building cost awareness with your engineering team.
Are your cloud teams having trouble talking to each other? Maybe the problem is that they’re not speaking the same language. When I started my FinOps team, I eagerly started creating reports and sent them out to the business — but instead of helping my teams clarify our cloud spend, these reports created confusion.
Welcome to Week 7 of our push into FinOps Best Practices! This week during the member call, we heard from Darek Gajewski at Ancestry about tagging and automation. Darek Gajewski is the Principal Infrastructure Analyst at Ancestry.
For week #6 of the push into FinOps best practices for the upcoming O’Reilly book, we dug into various spend allocation strategies ranging from showback, full chargeback to “shameback” with Ally Anderson, business operations manager and FinOps army of one at Neustar.
For week #5 of the push into FinOps best practices for the upcoming O’Reilly book, we sat down to talk goals & OKRs for FinOps teams with Joe Daly, Director of Cloud Optimization at Nationwide.