Cloud Cost Optimization: 3 Critical Elements for Success

On-Demand Training

Cloud Optimization Requires Addressing the Total Cost Management Challenge

Cloud cost optimization and FinOps initiatives often center around trying to get better discounts by optimizing capacity reservations and Savings Plans with your cloud provider. But, the cloud cost optimization pyramid reveals the total cost challenge and how critical it is to consider optimizing the actual consumption of resources:

Cloud cost control requires optimizing the underlying infrastructure
The total cloud cost management challenge

Despite awareness about the ongoing over-allocation of resources to cloud workloads, many organizations no mechanism to fix this problem. Even when they have internal suggestions identifying where waste might exist, teams experience resistance from Engineering and application owners who are fearful of making changes in the name of savings. So, organizations relegate themselves to trying to use financial vehicles exclusively in the pursuit of a better price.

This video covers the three key elements to solving these challenges:

  1. Policy and transparency that allows an organization to agree on the guideposts for what constitutes waste
  2. Analytics that generate precise optimization recommendations that honor the above policy guideposts, and as a result, can be executed safely
  3. Provisions for an organized approach to applying optimizations back to the infrastructure

We also include an open Q&A session so you can get all of your cloud cost questions answered.

On-Demand Cloud Cost Optimization Training Session

About the Presenters

Chuck Tatham

Chuck Tatham Chief Marketing Officer & VP, Business Development, Densify

Chuck Tatham has 20 years of experience in enterprise software marketing, sales, and corporate management. As CMO and VP Business Development, he is responsible for global marketing and strategic business development initiatives.

Prior to Densify, Chuck held management roles at Compuware Corporation, Changepoint Corporation, and Lotus Development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from The University of Toronto.

Andy Walton

Andy Walton VP, Technical Sales, Densify

Andy Walton has over 25 years of experience in IT. At Densify, he works with new prospects and business partners to demonstrate the unique value and functionality of the Densify service.

Prior to Densify, Andy held management, sales, and technical roles at IBM, Think Dynamics, KANA Software, Octel Communications, and Tandem Computers. He has a bachelor degree with honours in mathematics and computer science from the University of Waterloo.