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Aug 12, 2022   |  By CloudZero
Snowflake is a leading cloud-based data solution for several reasons. First, using Snowflake does not require you to purchase, install, or maintain any software or hardware. Second, Snowflake offers superior scalability, minimal latency, advanced analytics, simplified data handling, a flexible pay-as-you-go pricing model, always-on data security, and robust usability. You can also purchase Snowflake resources on-demand or upfront.
Aug 10, 2022   |  By CloudZero
You work hard to deliver a great product to your target market. Yet, when it’s time to price your worth, it’s challenging to set a fair pricing strategy, model, or amount. This anxiety is understandable. If you charge too much, you could lose potential and existing customers. If you are a start-up, this bad first impression can be detrimental to your growth. For larger businesses, some customers may feel you are losing touch and switch to newer or veteran competitors.
Aug 8, 2022   |  By CloudZero
In the beginning of cloud computing, before the earliest cost tools came along to give companies a glimpse into their spending, most businesses found it hard to determine where their cloud budget was going. The money disappeared into the black hole of the cloud service provider, and in exchange, the business received cloud services. Achieving any sort of granularity beyond that was next to impossible.
Aug 5, 2022   |  By CloudZero
Apptio announced on May 31, 2019, that it had acquired Cloudability, hoping to strengthen its mission through its new product. Cloudability is a multi-cloud financial management platform for enterprises looking for a more unified way to view, understand, and act on cloud cost insight. Cloudability lets enterprises analyze cloud costs across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Apptio Cloudability provides FinOps capabilities as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
Aug 3, 2022   |  By CloudZero
AWS did not intend to build Amazon EKS; it simply had to. Kubernetes adoption beamed light years ahead of AWS' own managed container orchestration service. This forced AWS to develop a managed service to accommodate customers who wanted to use upstream Kubernetes but did not want to do the management themselves. As soon as AWS got around to it, it knocked the Kubernetes-based container management service out of the park.
Aug 1, 2022   |  By CloudZero
The job of a financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professional is to oversee the building of financial models, track budgets, and partner with stakeholders across their organization to make better decisions. For FP&A professionals in charge of partnering with engineering and product organizations, this means understanding how investments in innovation, from software purchases to headcount, are driving business outcomes.
Jul 29, 2022   |  By CloudZero
Virtualization technology provider VMware acquired CloudHealth in August 2018. VMware hoped the new addition would enable more organizations to manage services on other cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and their private data centers. So, what does CloudHealth do and how much does it cost? Is it a good all-in-one platform for cloud management?
Jul 27, 2022   |  By CloudZero
As many companies shift from traditional IT infrastructure to cloud computing, they are also rethinking how they handle cloud costs — from accounting to tax reporting. Computing costs are predictable and relatively fixed in traditional IT environments. An organization purchases computing capacity upfront and uses it over time. The total cost of ownership is fairly easier to calculate with this setup. By contrast, cloud computing operates on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no upfront payments.
Jul 26, 2022   |  By Erik Peterson
At CloudZero, we’re confident that we can organize cloud spend better than anyone else out there. For years, we’ve helped companies to efficiently organize spend, while overcoming traditional hurdles to visibility, like shared cost, incomplete tagging, and Kubernetes. We’ve helped customers who have struggled to attribute spend to do so in a matter of days — without saddling engineering teams with new projects or embarking on a resource tagging expedition with no end in sight.
Jul 25, 2022   |  By Phil Pergola
In the beginning, companies and cloud cost management vendors focused on reducing the absolute cost of the cloud. That would be the equivalent of solely focusing on the total cost of a sales organization versus considering how much new revenue they were booking, or the productivity of the sales team or the cost of customer acquisition. As cloud spend followed its rapid growth trajectory, curbing it most often relied on discounts.
Oct 29, 2018   |  By CloudZero
Erik Peterson talks to the audience at DevOpsDays Boston about serverless, reliability, controlling cost, and the future.

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.