Author name: Andrew Hillier

Densify Talks, Avoiding Sticker Shock with Gokul Naidu of SAP’s SuccessFactors

On this episode of Densify Talks, we welcome Gokul Naidu, Senior Manager, Cloud Operations for SAP’s SuccessFactors Product Suite. Andrew and Gokul discuss an array of topics in the episode. The general theme of the discussion focuses on cost management and the importance of being prepared, aware, and executing the right planning in order to …

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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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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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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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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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Densify Talks, The Evolution of Cloud: Best Practices in Resource Optimization with Hitesh Chitalia from FactSet

On this episode of Densify Talks, Hitesh and Andrew discuss the evolution of the cloud and the best practices that have emerged in resource optimization. Having been involved in cloud from the start, Hitesh shares some of the “aha” moments he had along the way, including how to effectively engage engineering teams, the importance of …

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Densify Talks, Gamifying Cloud Optimization with AJ Wasserman from Liberty Mutual

In this episode, AJ and Andrew talk about innovative ways to gamify the engagement with line of business application owners to drive cloud optimization. The number one challenge most FinOps programs have is getting engineers to take action on optimization. Liberty Mutual’s “Optimization Bingo” is a refreshing take on the problem. About our guest: Angela …

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Welcome to Densify Talks!

Welcome to Densify Talks! We’re excited to launch this new podcast! Densify Talks is a podcast hosted by myself, Andrew Hillier, Co-Founder and CTO of Densify, a cloud optimization software company. The podcast is focused on interviews with IT and technical leaders and innovators who have experience in delivering cloud and Kubernetes-based infrastructure within large …

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Intel Cloud Optimizer + Intel Optimization Hub

Intel Optimization Hub

Intel® Cloud Optimizer + Intel Optimization Hub Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) offer an ever-expanding array of instance types, ensuring that for any given workload there exists the perfect hosting option that matches the exact needs of that app or business service. But with this expansion comes an ever-increasing challenge to match the workloads to the …

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The World Needs More Phrases Ending In “Ops”

Is Your Cloud Truly Elastic or Just Expensive? A lot of people think that using the cloud makes you elastic, but cloud really only gives you the potential to be elastic. If your apps aren’t elastic, and your cloud usage doesn’t flex up and down based on activity levels, then it’s really just expensive. The …

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