Cloud Cost Management & FinOps

Get better value from the cloud through understanding and controlling costs


Cloud Cost Challenges

Organisations embrace the cloud to unlock opportunities to innovate and become more agile. Unfortunately, it’s easy to lose visibility and control of costs along the way. Finance teams accustomed to traditional IT projects often struggle with the opaque and variable costs associated with cloud platforms.

 

FinOps

Enter FinOps: a collection of cloud financial management tools and practices that allow organisations to see, understand, and take control of their cloud spend. Like “DevOps” before it, the name conveys the cross-functional nature of cost management and value realisation, engaging stakeholders from finance, engineering, ops, and the management team.

The FinOps Foundation is building a vibrant community of cloud cost experts to develop best practices and techniques to derive greater business value from your cloud initiatives. Enterprises benefit from improved visibility, understanding, and accountability of cloud spend—helping with forecasting and planning while also reducing costs. This can all be achieved while promoting innovation through better collaboration, guardrails, and allocation of resources.

 

How we can help you

Predicting your cloud costs can be hard, especially if there is a disconnect between finance teams responsible for budgets and engineering teams making decisions that incurring costs for on-demand resources.

To best guide you, we don’t only seek “one-off” wins, but instead aim to drive cultural change and promote best practices to help you understand and control costs and drive the initiatives that deliver business value, without sacrificing or impeding the innovation that cloud enables.

Contact Cloudsoft now for a free consultation, and to find out more about the Cloudsoft cost management consultancy packages:

  1. Cost Analysis and Recommendations:
    One-off review to help you understand and reduce your cloud costs.
  2. FinOps Adoption:
    Deep-dive into the organisation’s culture, processes and tools to understand and control your costs permanently, without sacrificing innovation.
  3. Cost Management & FinOps in Practice:
    Assistance with long-term adoption and continually improvement of your FinOps and cost management practices.

 

About Cloudsoft

Cloudsoft are an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, FinOps Foundation member and a FinOps Certified Service Provider (FCSP) and also a launch partner for the FCSP program. Cloudsoft helps enterprises with cloud cost management and the adoption of FinOps across their organisations. Our experienced cloud consultants can help you to better understand and reduce your cloud bill, and can help you to keep future costs under control.