Make Kubernetes Your Competitive Advantage, Not High-Interest Tech Debt

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Amazon, Microsoft and Google are innovating at breakneck speed when it comes to providing options for running containerized infrastructure on public cloud. We interviewed Colin Panisset, contributor to the open-source Kubernetes (K8s) and Docker projects and Director of Transformation at Cevo Australia, to explore the major decision points and governance models that are key to […]

KubeCon 2020 Recap: Cost Visibility and Optimization in Kubernetes

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As part of KubeCon 2020, the FinOps Foundation announced new members of the Technical Advisory Council, which included Eugene Khvostov, VP of product and engineering at Apptio, who was quoted in the announcement: Managing cloud costs and usage continues to be a top concern as cloud spending accelerates even faster than forecasted as a result […]

Adapting your Cloud Financial Management Practices to a Growing Containers Footprint

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According to Gartner, “By 2025, more than 85% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, which is a significant increase from fewer than 35% in 2019”. One significant outcome is that enterprises that run their business on public cloud infrastructure will see more meaningful portions of their cloud bill being associated with […]

Apptio Launches Integrated Kubernetes Financial Management

Multi-Year Planning: The Impact of Getting It Wrong

What I most enjoy about software product management, especially working in the world of cloud computing, is the challenge of taking complex problems and devising simple solutions that directly address the challenges customers face in the market. Organizations are increasingly turning towards public cloud vendors to facilitate scalability and flexibility while managing costs. The use […]

Cloud Cost Optimization Considerations for Azure Kubernetes Service

Cloud Cost Optimization Considerations for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Let’s take a closer cloud cost look at Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Microsoft’s containerization product on Azure. It should be no surprise that the cost of running containers is cheaper than VMs, but there are a few cloud cost optimization concepts to cover to ensure you’re getting what you pay for.   AKS Overview Azure […]

Margaret Dawson on Living in a Hybrid Cloud World

Margaret Dawson on living in a hybrid cloud world

To say that Margaret Dawson, Vice President, Portfolio Product Marketing, Red Hat has a passion for mentoring women and men in tech, and is unapologetic in her drive for increased equality and diversity, doesn’t begin to describe this technology guru’s arsenal. Dawson has driven new global initiatives, including cloud at HP, security at Microsoft, international […]

New Capabilities to Align Your Business, Cloud and Finance Teams

New E-book: "Mastering the Fundamentals of GCP Cost Efficiency"

Our new platform capabilities are designed to help you balance the speed, cost and quality of your cloud across every phase of your FinOps journey. Cloudability is the ideal platform for FinOps. Our latest releases make it even easier for your IT, Finance and Business teams to manage the variable spend model of cloud and apply […]

Allocating Resource Costs When Using Containers

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Container adoption has been growing at a whirlwind pace for years, with our State of the Cloud report listing a 246% growth rate in 2017. And with good reason. Docker turned five recently, Containerd hit the 1.0 milestone last December, and Kubernetes (K8s) is now in its fifth year since release. Container use is only going to grow in the future, especially with […]