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Optimize Your Cloud Resources with Augmented FinOps

Cloud FinOps, Augmented FinOps, or simply FinOps, is rapidly growing in popularity as enterprises sharpen their focus on managing financial operations more effectively. FinOps empowers organizations to track, measure, and optimize their cloud spend with greater visibility and control.

The relationship between cloud FinOps and Security - Expert tips

In this episode, we delve into the relationship between Azure Cost Management and security in cloud computing with FinOps certified practitioner Michael Stephenson and Microsoft MVP for Security Nino Crudele. Learn how security measures impact cloud costs and explore strategies for balancing robust security with cost-effectiveness. Discover the crucial role of governance, policy enforcement, and FinOps in optimizing both cost and security postures.

Shift Left with FinOps

Shift FinOps Left In this FinOps on Azure episode, Mike (A FinOps certified practitioner) joins Michiel (Azure Cost Optimization Specialist) to discuss the concept of Shift left with FinOps - moving cloud financial operations & cost optimization earlier into the app development lifecycle. Michiel explains why most companies struggle with lack of cloud cost awareness and how to get started shifting FinOps left. He covers selecting a proof of concept team, providing FinOps training, tooling for visibility into costs/budgets, anomaly detection, and optimization techniques.

FinOps Automation Tips And Best Practices - Part 3

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.

Azure FinOps: Optimizing Costs and Best Practices

Azure FinOps: Optimizing Costs and Best Practices In episode 4 of "FinOps on Azure," discover expert insights on Azure FinOps along with its best practices featuring Azure MVP - Gregor Suttie Dive deep into cost management best practices, from leveraging Azure Advisor to optimizing resource usage. Discover who to involve in cost reviews, how often to conduct them, and common pitfalls to avoid. Get top tips for Azure cost management and strategies for staying up to date. Whether you're a startup or a large enterprise, master Azure cost optimization for maximum value from your cloud investments.

FinOps Automation Tips And Best Practices - Part 2

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.

The 5 Best FinOps Services Companies In 2024

We get it. FinOps can be challenging to understand, implement, and optimize, whether you’ve done it before or are just getting started. Everybody needs help from time to time. If this describes you right now, then check out the following FinOps services companies to get started. But first, a quick background.

FinOps Automation Tips And Best Practices - Part 1

If you’ve spent any time poking around our blog, you’ve noticed one thing: At CloudZero, we are passionate about FinOps. More than that, we’re passionate about bringing the most useful and up-to-date information on FinOps to our customers to help them better navigate their journeys toward cloud cost optimization.

FinOps on Azure - Azure Cost Optimization: Real-World Cost Scenarios

This episode of "FinOps on Azure" highlights the pitfalls of the "migration mindset" and the challenge of aligning agile development with traditional finance processes. Rik and Mike explore the emergence of FinOps as a solution, emphasizing the importance of a cloud-native mindset, architectural considerations, and empowering teams with cost ownership. The conversation stresses the cultural shift required for effective cost management, supported by tools and automation for ongoing optimization in Azure.