Cloud and Container Resource Optimization vs
Cloud Cost Management

Equally important but very different.

Why doesn’t Densify provide functionality to analyze cloud bills and assist with the financial side of cloud cost management?

There are two fundamental parts to achieving cost efficient cloud and or container infrastructure:

  1. Governance and financial management, with includes overall control of who can purchase cloud capacity, budgeting and forecasting, cross charging, cloud contract commitments and invoice reporting and analytics. The focus is on enabling finance and procurement teams to guide the organization in responsible purchasing and consumption of cloud services. Primary users of these capabilities and functions are FinOps, Finance and Procurement professionals.

Primary users are FinOps, Finance and Procurement professionals.

  1. Controlling the consumption of resources at the infrastructure level, which includes analyzing workloads to ensure that the right type and quantity of capacity is available without being wasteful. The focus is infrastructure analytics and management such that workloads are provisioned to perform optimally while reducing waste and excess capacity.

Primary users are platform owners, architects, and infrastructure management professionals. 

Both disciplines are very complex and demanding but serve wildly different functions and users. As a result, no software exists that can do both well, because going broad comes at the expense of going deep in any one area and doing it well. 

Densify chooses to focus on #2 and the complex functionality required to be part of the infrastructure management chain. This focus and the resulting depth of capabilities means that our recommendations can be safely applied to infrastructure and increasingly automated. 

These recommendations cannot be basic “suggestions”. Rather, they must be accurate directives that are the result of both rigorous workload analysis and policies that are deep enough to reflect the unique needs of enterprises, departments, or individual workloads. 

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