Articles written by FinOps leaders and practitioners aimed to improve cloud financial management.
Based on the #1 challenge identified in the State of FinOps, we are focusing our efforts this coming month on how to enable engineers to take action on cost optimizations. This effort will culminate with a 90-minute member call on March 2nd with more data and a panel discussion. This was also a key topic […]
We’re kicking off the year with a sneak peek at our findings from the soon-to-launch State of FinOps 2021 report. The report launches on February 3rd, 2021, but we’d like to start chatting about early findings with our community. Last year (seems like so long ago doesn’t it?), we kicked off our State of FinOps […]
To celebrate the launch of the FinOps Foundation’s recent Kubernetes whitepaper, we held a live panel discussion with 5 experts to answer member questions from the 295 participants who joined. Unlike our typical member only calls, this session was open to the public as it was a collaboration with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s CloudNativeCon […]
In the three months since we announced our merger with the Linux Foundation, our FinOps practitioner membership of those whose job it is to do cloud financial management has grown from 1,500 to 2,500 people. Today we’re announcing new best practice content, a new self-paced training course, and new vendor members! This month we hired […]
The FinOps Kubernetes SIG (Special Interest Group) recently finished a whitepaper that will launch on November 17 and we’ve invited its authors to have a joint discussion about managing container costs in an upcoming event on November 19, 2020. We’re excited to announce our very first whitepaper by the FinOps Foundation called, FinOps for Kubernetes: […]
Over 180 community members joined us this month for the second part of our FinOps Rate Series, where we cover GCP CUD and BigQuery flat-rate discount optimization. There’s a lot of complexity when you get into discounts and savings rates across all the cloud platforms. To demystify at least some of the GCP ones, we […]
The 2nd in a 3 part FinOps Foundation series on Rate Optimization across clouds called “Do you have reservations about commitments?” After the AWS Savings Plan session last month, we are diving into Google Committed Use Discounts and BigQuery reservations this month! Azure RIs will be next. Session Abstract – Oct 8 @ 9am Pacific […]
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.