Articles written by FinOps leaders and practitioners aimed to improve cloud financial management.
With so much amazing cloud financial management activity happening this summer, we’re proud to announce International FinOps Day. Experience this special day for the first time ever, this August 20, 2020. What’s going on? We’re taking a moment (entire day actually) to celebrate our community and contributors for all of their daily hard work in […]
The latest FinOps Foundation member meeting focused on a hot topic and was the best attended yet with over 290 attendees! While the speakers were big GCP users (LiveRamp, Spotify and KPMG) and the content really went to the heart of building cost efficiency into developer processes regardless of cloud provider. This FinOps discussion centered […]
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 […]
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 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.
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.
This week, we had a great speaker from ThermoFisher Scientific, one the biggest companies you’ve probably never heard of with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally according to LinkedIn.
On the eve of Google Cloud Next ’19, we hosted Anders Hagman from Spotify, who runs the Technical Procurement team for the tech unicorn in Stockholm. Spotify is reported have committed to use a fully cloud-native infrastructure to drive their wildly popular streaming music service.
Week #2 of the 10 week push into FinOps best practices for the upcoming O’Reilly book brought an excellent conversation with Jason Fuller from HERE Technologies.