CloudZero

Boston, MA, USA
2016
  |  By CloudZero
A recent Kubernetes Adoption Report showed that 68% of surveyed IT professionals adopted containers more during the pandemic. Among their goals were accelerating deployment cycles, increasing automation, reducing IT costs, and developing and testing artificial intelligence (AI) applications. But, what role does container technology play in this? This guide shares what containers are, how container orchestration works, and more.
  |  By Alexander Ospina
AWS’ Relational Database Service (RDS) is a pivotal component for businesses leveraging cloud technology for their database management needs. RDS simplifies a relational database’s setup, operation, and scaling, offering cost-efficiency while automating time-consuming administration tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. However, despite its benefits, navigating the cost structure of RDS to ensure efficient spending can be a complex task.
  |  By Cody Slingerland
After watching part one and part two of our FinOps Automation Series, hopefully you’re chomping at the bit to adopt your first automation solution. In part three below, our experts — Erik Peterson (CTO and Founder of CloudZero), Alan Hand (Founder and CEO of Xosphere), Steven O’Dwyer (Senior FinOps Specialist at ProsperOps), and Mike Fuller (CTO of the FinOps Foundation) — are going to walk you through what you need to know before you take any concrete steps.
  |  By Bill Buckley
Access to critical business data, such as cloud cost data, is both incredibly important for finance, engineering, and DevOps teams, but also a privilege that should be managed carefully. This month, our engineering teams put a major focus on developing industry-leading capabilities related to access control, while also making it easier for people who require certain kinds of data to get it where it needs to be.
  |  By CloudZero
Many often wonder, “Is there a difference between observability and monitoring?” The thing is as IT environments have become more complex, monitoring alone has become increasingly less effective. That’s because while monitoring is crucial, it isn’t particularly suited to tracking unforeseen or unexpected turns of events. That’s what observability is meant for. This guide will clarify what observability and monitoring are – and how they differ.
  |  By Cody Slingerland
If you’ve recently migrated your data from one major cloud provider to another, you may have already noticed one of our top stories from last month. If not, we’ve got good news, so keep reading! And there’s even better news if you’re the type to get excited over the chance to learn more about FinOps and hone your craft.
  |  By Cody Slingerland
Research firm, IDC, published a study in early February 2024 predicting that Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers break even after just 10 months. Moreover, the study, The Business Value of Google Cloud IaaS, reported that after migrating to GCP, the participants were on track to achieve a 318% ROI in five years. Here’s the thing. Achieving these milestones requires a robust GCP cost monitoring and optimization plan.
  |  By Cody Slingerland
The first installment of our FinOps Automation Tips and Best Practices series focused on what FinOps is and why automating it can be a game-changer for your business. Now we’re back for part two, which will guide you on how to choose your optimal outcome and select the best automation options to suit your needs. Enjoy the full video for an in-depth explanation, or see the brief summary below if you’re just here for the highlights.
  |  By Cody Slingerland
Whether you are a developer, an IT professional, or a tech leader in your organization, AWS Fargate promises to make provisioning, configuring, and managing your containers’ servers easier. AWS Fargate is like that cool gadget you didn’t know you needed – it’s nifty, powerful, and a bit mysterious. In this post, we’re unraveling the mystery, including what Fargate is, its key features, and how it stacks up in terms of pricing and performance for serverless computing.
  |  By Alexander Ospina
Over the past decade, the cloud computing landscape has transformed remarkably, evolving from a nascent technology into a fundamental component of modern digital infrastructure. As the technology has evolved, so too has the need to develop complex cost optimization strategies. A decade ago, businesses grappled with the complexities of brand-new cloud services, often facing challenges in managing costs due to opaque pricing models and a limited understanding of cloud economics.
  |  By CloudZero
CloudZero unveils our new logo and brand.

With CloudZero you get insights about your applications and systems, helping you manage operations at a scale that you’ve never had before. Our platform provides you with insights about every piece of your system, including the real cost of resources, resource utilization, reserved capacity and cost center efficiency.

With the accurate and trusted data provided by CloudZero you can minimize or eliminate under utilized resources, visualize costs for easy comprehension and oversee the entire software lifecycle. Nothing is out of view when using CloudZero’s Observability platform. From regional views to individual resources, you have insights at every level to help you keep your systems running smoothly.

How do we do it?

  • Collect and Normalize: CloudZero’s platform starts by collecting the data from your CloudWatch, CloudTrail, VPC Flowlogs, Lambda Data Events and Billing Data from every AWS account you connect. This part of the platform is isolated in its own account for security and has read-only access to the accounts you connect.
  • Populate the Stream: All of the data collected is normalized and the events, resources, statistics and billing data are organized into data streams which allow our platform to perform real-time analytics on all the data collected.
  • Find Meaning: Our algorithms take in the normalized data and perform complex analytics sifting through all the data to filter noise and enhance signal. We use Machine Learning on a large scale to learn what is valuable to surface.
  • Visualize Everything: The application provides opinionated visualizations of the insights determined by the platform’s AI. From regional system maps to single resources to cost of service broken down by team, CloudZero’s platform provides true observability to everyone in your organization.

Observability for Everyone. Add cost as a first-class metric and understand the financial effect of operational decisions.