FinOps – Cloud Financial Management

Delivering Cloud Consumption Optimisation to Reduce Costs & Avoid Unnecessary Spend

What is FinOps?

The growth of cloud spend is set to continue, with Gartner predicting an 18% increase in 2021. As cloud adoption grows, so does your cloud consumption cost.  So, how do you control, monitor and optimise your ongoing cloud costs?

This is where the practice of FinOps becomes a necessity.  FinOps (Cloud Financial Management) is a growing professional discipline within large enterprises that aims to control ongoing cloud spend by working with financial, IT, and DevOps stakeholders across the business.  FinOps as a practice seeks to do the following:

  • Manage ongoing cloud costs by avoiding unnecessary spend through over specified resources.
  • Prevent last-minute overspend through accurate forecasting and reservation of cloud requirements at an optimal price.
  • Optimise ongoing costs and take advantage of cost reduction opportunities through detailed insights and data.
  • Accurately allocate cloud costs across the business.

Version 1 - Cloud Consumption Optimisation Expertise

The more complex the organisation and cloud usage, the greater the need for FinOps.  However, many organisations are still struggling with where to start.

The Version 1 SAM Team specialise in the ongoing optimisation of enterprise licensing and cloud consumption and can help you with the following:

  • Advise and guide with creating your own internal FinOps discipline to fit into your business’s overall processes and procedures.
  • Validate/verify your current FinOps practice and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Outsource some or all your FinOps discipline to Version 1 whilst adhering to any specific in-house processes.

Benefits of Cloud Financial Management

Cloud Cost Optimisation
Take advantage of cloud cost optimisation techniques for improved cloud ROI.
Cloud Cost Reduction
Reduce ongoing spend & cost through improved cloud procurement strategy.
Avoid Unnecessary Spend
Take advantage of competitive pricing & avoid expensive last-minute spending.
Accurate Cost Allocation
Spread the cost of cloud accurately across the appropriate business units.
Accurate Spend Forecasting
Predict peaks & troughs of cloud resource & therefore spend. Take advantage of competitive pricing by resource reserving.
Data & Insights
Make informed decisions through the availability of data & insights on your cloud consumption.

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