December 19, 2023

Densify Talks, How Verisk Uses Data to Drive Optimization in the Cloud

On this episode of Densify Talks, we welcome Lori Galella, Director of Cloud Cost Optimization and IT Finance at Verisk, and also Vinnie DeAngelis, Senior Director at Verisk. We dive into the importance of transparency, trust, automation, and optimization. Lori and Vinnie share their unique career paths and discuss the intersection of finance and technology, …

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September 12, 2023

Building Organizational Trust for Cloud Optimization Software

Getting Developers to Take Action TLDR; tune the recommendation engine and people will be willing to optimize. You’ve loaded data into Densify and after reviewing recommendations of the cloud optimization software your developers don’t want to take the recommended action – they aren’t trusting, yet. This is one of the top issues identified by the …

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August 28, 2023

Densify Talks, Cloud Complexity: Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Cloud Computing with Mark Watson from ComplyAdvantage

On this episode of Densify Talks, we welcome Mark Watson, CTO at ComplyAdvantage. Andrew and Mark get into a variety of topics, including cloud costs and optimization strategies. Mark shares his insights and experiences with cloud vendors, discussing the challenges of analyzing and predicting cloud growth and the importance of flexibility when choosing providers. Andrew …

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August 17, 2023

Maximize Long-Term Savings From Cloud Providers with Densify 

So, you have long-term commitments to a Reserved Instance/ Savings Plan/ Committed Use Discount and you’re wondering if Densify’s recommendations will optimize you out of coverage? One of the first considerations for FinOps teams trying to lower their public cloud spend is investing in long-term savings vehicles available from their Cloud Service Provider. These programs …

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August 14, 2023

Densify Talks, Building a Culture of Continuous Cloud Optimization with Luke Travers

On this episode of Densify Talks, Andrew and Luke discuss an array of topics surrounding building a culture of continuous cloud optimization. They delve into the importance of completeness and contextualization when making recommendations, stressing the potential impact of missing factors or terms. The discussion also touches on different industries and their unique peak periods, …

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July 17, 2023

Densify Talks, Automated Cloud Instance Selection with Josh Hilliker from Intel

On this episode of Densify Talks, Josh and Andrew discuss automated instance selection and the importance of letting machines make the resource decisions as cloud environments scale. Speaking from the perspective of a hardware manufacturer, Josh offers unique insight into some of the criteria that affect the performance and cost of hosting apps in the …

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