Beyond Coding - E36

Michel Zitman on Cloud Financial Management - FinOps

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We invited Michel Zitman on to talk about Cloud Financial Management. Shorthand: FinOps.

Some of the topics we cover this episode, in order:
☑️ Cloud financial management – FinOps explained
☑️ How Cloud Cost inefficiency occurs in the first place
☑️ FinOps as a skill
☑️ Where most Cloud Costs occur, and how to reduce those costs
☑️ Big chunks of optimizations already, and much more when looking ahead

My favourite quotes from Michel this episode:
– “Awareness increases accountability, which in turn increases awareness.”
– “Turn off your cloud resources when you don’t use them, just like how you would turn off the lights when you leave home.”