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Workload Management & Automation

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Workload Management & Automation focuses on running resources only when they are needed, and creating the mechanisms to automatically adjust what resources are running at any given time. This Capability is intended to give FinOps teams the ability to match supply to demand most efficiently, and effectively optimize cloud usage through measurement of workload demand and provisioning capacity dynamically.

Maturity Assessment

description of the characteristics of each maturity level (crawl, walk, run) for this Capability in the context of the organization’s FinOps practice.




Functional Activity

As someone in an Engineering/Operations role, I will:

As a FinOps Practitioner, I will:

Measure(s) of Success & KPI

Measures of success are represented in the context of cloud costs and may include one or more key performance indicators ( KPI ), describe objectives with key results ( OKR ), and declare thresholds defining outliers or acceptable variance from forecasted trends.

Here are some crowdsourced measures of success from our community:

There are likely many more cases and examples out there, so please get in touch with recommendations, changes, and feedback.


the information used that contributes to the measure(s) of success listed above; information here may include specific datasources, reports or any relevant input