You can outsource the setting up and execution of Cloud cost management to Thornstein Groep. Our approach, developed specifically for Azure, is based on collaboration between business and engineers. Unnecessary costs are prevented by jointly mapping out the financial impact of business decisions on the one hand and technical solutions on the other (in advance). This also makes the organization more cost-conscious and there is more awareness that there is a direct relationship between decisions and costs in the cloud. Cloud cost management is a function that must be performed on a continuous basis, where continuous open communication between stakeholders is essential for optimal results
Thornstein Group does this by focusing on four components:
- Structuring, setting up a cloud cost / finops governance
- Informing, making cost reports and (internal) training
- Analyze, insights into utilization, trends and opportunities for cost savings
- Advise, make business cases, propose cost savings
We deliver a hands-on approach, in which Thornstein Groep takes an active role in planning and chairing cloud cost management meetings, and is approachable for internal issues in the field of cost reporting or budget estimates. We emphatically do not focus on just achieving quick wins. The big profit with FinOPS lies precisely in the repetitive nature of critically looking at the Cloud spend and learning from the cost-saving actions taken.