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Supercharge FinOps Programs with Cloud Resource Optimization

Time and time again we hear the same statements from FinOps teams with respect to what is holding back optimization of wasteful resource consumption. Engineers and App Owners are interested in helping but stop short at actually taking actions to reduce that waste. There are many reasons for this main sticking point when it comes to application owners and developers taking action.

Supercharge FinOps Programs with Resource Guardrails

Time and time again we hear the same statements from FinOps teams with respect to what is holding back optimization of wasteful cloud resource consumption. Engineers and App Owners are interested in helping but stop short at actually taking actions to reduce that waste. There are many reasons for this main sticking point when it comes to application owners and developers taking action.

Discover the Root Cause of Your Cloud Spend Issue

If you’re sick with a cold then measuring your body temperature is a wise move or maybe if things are really bad a visit to a doctor might result in testing vs. what are considered “normal” levels in order to diagnose the issue; seasonal flu or infection? To improve our health after picking up a bad bug, we do things that affect our situation back to normal levels once again where we can then declare ourselves healthy.

The Foundation of Cloud Optimization - Cloud Tagging Strategy

Cloud Tagging should be automated, not left to humans. Optimization in the cloud is actually really simple. Here’s how we get our customers thinking differently which in turn makes them successful. “To your developers the cloud is like a candy store is to a kid where all the candy is free”. Just as parents need to teach their kids the value of money, you need to teach your developers the value of cloud spend.

Building Organizational Trust for Cloud Optimization Software

You’ve loaded data into Densify and after reviewing recommendations your developers don’t want to take the recommended action – they aren’t trusting, yet. This is one of the top issues identified by the FinOps Foundation and many of our customers of Densify – but not all. Let’s explore what some customers do differently to build organizational trust in taking optimization recommendations.

Maximize Long-Term Savings From Cloud Providers with Densify

One of the first considerations for FinOps teams trying to lower their public cloud spend is investing in long-term savings vehicles available from their Cloud Service Provider. These programs can provide customers with upwards of 72% savings off on-demand prices, in return for a 1-to-3-year usage commitment, so it’s pretty common that we see them in use by our customers.

Densify Talks, Automated Cloud Instance Selection with Josh Hilliker from Intel

On this episode of Densify Talks, Josh and Andrew discuss automated instance selection and the importance of letting machines make the resource decisions as cloud environments scale. Speaking from the perspective of a hardware manufacturer, Josh offers unique insight into some of the criteria that affect the performance and cost of hosting apps in the cloud, and how to leverage “optimization as code” to automate the optimization process.

Densify Named a Market Leader in GigaOm Radar Report for Cloud Resource Optimization

June 27, 2023 We were excited to learn last week that GigaOm named Densify as both a Leader and an “Outperformer” in its new report “Radar for Cloud Resource Optimization”. This was particularly meaningful to us for a few reasons.

Optimizing Your K8s Nodes Using FinOps Tools? Try This Instead...

June 7, 2023 It’s no secret that Kubernetes is one of the fastest-growing technologies in use today for deploying and operating applications of all types in the cloud. It’s also no secret that Kubernetes’ popularity is a significant contributor to fast-growing cloud bills. FinOps teams are constantly looking for ways to lower their cloud spend, in cooperation with the DevOps, Engineering and App owner teams that control this infrastructure.