Cloud FinOps O’Reilly Book

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Your Business Operating Manual for the Cloud

O’Reilly Cloud FinOps Book

The cloud has fundamentally changed the way businesses approach IT development and operations. Now empowered with resource procurement, engineering teams spend more than needed without understanding cost efficiency. Surrounded by hundreds of new cost drivers, finance teams can’t keep up with what teams are spending. All the while, leadership struggles to decode company spending they have little to no input into.

FinOps changes that. Using the FinOps cloud operating model, your finance, engineering and leadership teams will come together to find the perfect balance of speed, cost and quality to efficiently scale their cloud.

Compiled from hands-on experience and real-life stories from FinOps practitioners, Cloud FinOps is your guide to operating a better cloud

“We’ve heard the demand — the need — to formally define FinOps and to capture what makes the great FinOps practitioners successful. And that’s what you hold in this book.”

Contents Once the book is released, you’ll be able to preview each chapter for a taste of what’s in store. Until then, sign up for updates about the book and all things FinOps!

  • Chapter 1: Why FinOps?
  • Chapter 2: What is FinOps?
  • Chapter 3: Cultural Shift and the FinOps Team
  • Chapter 4: The Language of FinOps and Cloud
  • Chapter 5: Anatomy of the Cloud Bill
  • Chapter 7: The FinOps Lifecycle
  • Chapter 8: Inform Phase: Where are you?
  • Chapter 9: Allocation: No Dollar Left Behind
  • Chapter 10: Tags, Labels and Accounts, Oh My!
  • Chapter 11: Optimize Phase: Adjusting to hit goals
  • Chapter 12: Using Less: Usage Optimization
  • Chapter 13: Paying Less: Rate Optimization
  • Chapter 14: Paying Less with Reserved Instances & CUDs
  • Chapter 15: Metric Driven Cost Optimization
  • Chapter 16: Container Spend Management: Ships vs Tugboats
  • Chapter 17: Operate: Aligning Teams to Business Goals
  • Chapter 18: Automation of Cost Management
  • Chapter 19: FinOps Recipes for Ongoing Operations
  • Chapter 20: Managing to Unit Economics: FinOps Nirvana
  • Appendix of Finance Terms

About the Authors

J.R. Storment

Co-Founder @ Cloudability I’ve spent the last 20 years solving problems with technology and the last 8 working with some of the largest cloud consumers in the world—like GE, Atlassian and Uber— helping them design strategies to optimize and analyze their cloud expenditures.

Mike Fuller

Principal Systems Engineer @ Atlassian Experienced Principal System Engineer at Atlassian with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Strong engineering professional skilled in AWS, Python, Linux System Administration, DevOps, Atlassian Suite, Security and Cloud Cost Optimisation.

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