⚠️I've never seen this framing before and I can't find it anywhere on the internet so that means one of two things, but here goes... My employer operates a Platform as a Service, a PaaS. We host "customer workloads", which is to say we
Hi there, I'm going to try to re-prime the pump with a quick thought today about the overall nature of FinOps as a profession, at least as we practice it at my employer. The background is that my teammate just got her CGEIT certification - Certified in the
Wherein we learn how to calculate all flavors of usage - reserved, on demand, and savings plan covered - in the same chart. Then we learn how to compute SavingsPlan utilization and overcommit all from the AWS CUR.
Wherein we present a simple mental model for what FinOps really is.
😴Bare minimum Mondays: wherein we scratch the surface of a topic to be explored further in a future post. I was sitting around a table of practitioners recently, discussing the "vibe" of the big 3 cloud vendors - AWS, Azure, and GCP. We all pretty much agreed that
Wherein we talk about BigQuery's new pricing models and how they've shaken out in our bills.
One of my earliest questions was “what do things actually cost?” On demand usage was easily available in the unblended_cost column, but if I take all DiscountedUsage line items (ones that are covered by a reservation) and SUM(unblended_cost), it gives me 0. What?? This is what I
I’d like to share my story, since I didn’t choose FinOps, it chose me. It probably chose you, too. At the beginning of 2022 the greater Engineering org at my employer underwent a reorg. Part of this reorg smushed our platform Ops team and our platform Eng teams
This is a blog about FinOps, specifically life in a small shop. We'll define “small” as being a cloud spend in the low 8 figures annually, say < $30MM. That amount of money is definitely large enough for a FinOps program to make an impact at a company,