Cloudability’s role as a Technical Advisor to the FinOps Foundation carries with it responsibilities and commitments that serve the mission of the Foundation and support its members.
Cloudability’s role as a Technical Advisor to the FinOps Foundation carries with it responsibilities and commitments that serve the mission of the Foundation and support its members. Its responsibilities and commitments include:
In return for the contribution of funds, time, expertise, and intellectual property to the FinOps Foundation, Cloudability reserves the right to serve as the Foundation’s exclusive technology advisor.
Some Foundation members use Cloudability, some use other platforms, and some have built their own homegrown solutions. The FinOps Foundation has a strict code of conduct for all involved to ensure sales pitches are not part of the conversation.
The FinOps Foundation was born out of Cloudability’s quarterly customer advisory board meetings where many cloud practitioners expressed the need for a community of practitioners to discuss best practices. Very few people know how to implement FinOps in an organization, and there’s not yet a commonly agreed upon set of published principals.
Cloudability wanted to provide a forum where all practitioners of FinOps could learn from each other. So, in February 2019, it helped to found the FinOps Foundation (F2). The Foundation is now made up of over 180 independent industry experts from over 150 companies as diverse as Nationwide, Spotify, Nike, MIT, Atlassian, HERE Technologies, Australia Post, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Just Eat, Pearson, Sainsbury’s, Middle East Broadcasting Company, Tabcorp, Autodesk and Neustar, with dozens more joining each week.
The FinOps Foundation is a Non-Profit trade association, seeking 501(c)(6) status and governed by a board of industry leaders.