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How to control cloud costs more effectively with FinOps

The Cloud journey: Strategy & Approach

As cloud usage grows, cloud costs can be difficult to monitor and manage effectively. That's where FinOps comes in. It can help companies control their cloud costs more effectively and keep their cloud journey on track.

FinOps: It’s how to bring cloud costs under control

As cloud matures, managing cloud costs has become a top priority for many organizations. That’s where the new discipline of FinOps, or financial operations, can help. The goal of FinOps is to help companies manage and maintain accountability for cloud usage and costs. In this Knowledge Short podcast, David Linthicum explains what FinOps is, how it can help companies control cloud costs better, and how culture change and automation play a key role in FinOps implementation.

FinOps is related to cloud financial management, and, ultimately, we look at it as a collection of best practices, of tooling, and of technology patterns, and models.

As the chief cloud strategy officer, David Linthicum is responsible for building innovative technologies that help clients operate more efficiently while delivering strategies that enable them to disrupt their markets.

Matching cloud costs to need: Using FinOps for more effective cloud governance

Using FinOps to more effectively govern cloud usage and match cost to need to value can help organizations avoid potentially costly reactions, such as overprovisioning.

Overcoming barriers to cloud success with new disciplines like FinOps

Cloud is a reality for most companies today, but cloud costs are a growing concern. The emerging discipline of FinOps can help control those costs.

Cloud, in context

Cloud is more than technology. It’s about making cloud work for your business. Our hosts, David Linthicum and Mike Kavis, deliver their unique perspectives around the technology, business, and culture of cloud to help you achieve your cloud goals. Topics range from an enterprise-level, strategic look at cloud to practical information on the people, processes, and technology that can make cloud work better for your organization.

David is a top cloud influencer and author of 13 books plus thousands of articles on cloud. Mike is the author of two books, including the recently published Accelerating Cloud Adoption, and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. They know cloud. Listen to the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the information you need to achieve your possible with cloud.

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