VMware
Platform Provider
FinOps Certified Platform

VMware is a leading innovator in enterprise software. We power the world’s digital infrastructure. Our cloud, app modernization, networking, security and digital workspace platforms form a flexible, consistent digital foundation. This foundation empowers businesses to build, run, manage, connect and protect applications, anywhere–enabling technology-driven transformation without disruption. VMware acquired CloudHealth Technologies in October of 2018.


Product or Service Overview

CloudHealth has helped FinOps practitioners from more than 15,000 organizations around the world build, manage, and optimize their cloud financial management practice. By connecting and aggregating data across on-premises, public, and hybrid clouds, as well as containerized environments, CloudHealth becomes your single source of truth for multi-cloud management. CloudHealth improves cross-organizational collaboration by providing the ability to customize reports and dashboards via dynamic business groupings known as Perspectives. Practitioners can drive accountability with chargeback and showback, track cloud consumption patterns over time to accurately forecast future budgets, leverage tailored recommendations to optimize costs, and implement governance policies to automate cost control measures. With CloudHealth, FinOps practitioners can continuously align and optimize their cloud investments to drive strategic business initiatives.

Supporting Resources

Recent FinOps Activity

Supported Framework Functions

  • Resource Metadata (Tagging/Labeling)
  • Resource Hierarchy (Accounts
  • Subscriptions & Projects)
  • Shared Cost Management
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Commitment Discounts (Reservations Savings Plans, CUDs)
  • Optimization Recommendations
  • Automation
  • Usage Volume Discounts (Usage Tiers, SUDs)
  • Negotiated Pricing
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Learning, Autoscaling
  • Data Ingestion
  • Data Processing
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Analytics
  • Budget Alerting
  • Committment Tracking
  • Marketplace
  • Policy Management
  • Trending & Variance Analysis
  • Containers Capabilities

Contribution Areas

  • Member of Governing Board and Member of Technical Advisory Council (TAC)
  • Containers special interest group (SIG)

VMware

  • Joined: August 2020
  • Supports: AWS, Azure, GCP, Oracle, Data Center, Private Cloud
  • Certified FinOps Practitioners: 15