Unraveling the Mysteries of Reserved Instances

Bridging the Gap between DevOps & FinOps

This training by infrastructure purchasing and management experts from ClearEdge Partners and Densify provides expert guidance on:

  • How pricing is important, but the main drivers of cloud cost are actually demand and usage
  • How Reserved Instances are important saving vehicles, but process, types, usage, and purchasing strategies can make or break the advantage
  • How the right organization, process, and tooling practices can enable stakeholders to work together to achieve agility and performance with appropriate fiscal control
  • Practical steps you can take today to regain control over your Reserved Instance portfolio and avoid future costly mistakes

Why Is This Important?

Traditional infrastructure procurement practices and financial controls have become obsolete in the world of public cloud. Here’s why:

  • DevOps and software development, along with infrastructure as code are driving speed and innovation in the cloud, but also rapidly scaling consumption—bypassing or breaking legacy financial governance mechanisms
  • One of the few controls Finance organizations often have is over long-term capacity commitments (Reserved Instances), which, over time, become increasingly difficult to manage and optimize

See the Benefits of Analytics-Driven Reserved Instance Purchasing Strategies

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About the Presenters

James Faletra

James Faletra Managing Director, Cloud & Managed Services, ClearEdge

Jim Faletra has over twenty-five years of experience in the technology industry, with a combination of expertise and time spent in areas of sales, solution design, business consulting, and service operations. Jim has held multiple Director and above level positions across Sales, Engineering and Professional Services for organizations such as Exodus Communications, Siemens IT Services & Solutions and Savvis Communications. Before joining ClearEdge where he is currently the Director of the Cloud and Managed Services Practice, Jim led a Technology Sales and Solutions team for CenturyLink where he had responsibility for the direction and management of Sales and Architecture resources. Jim focused on Hybrid Cloud and IT solutions, including Private and Public Cloud as well as Management and Monitoring of overall Client IT Infrastructure, Colocation, Security and Networking.

Chuck Tatham

Chuck Tatham SVP, Business Development, Densify

Chuck Tatham has 20 years of experience in enterprise software marketing, sales and corporate management. As senior vice president of business development for Densify, he is responsible for strategic business development initiatives and Densify's partner channel. Prior to Densify, Chuck was vice president of IT Governance marketing at Compuware Corporation, responsible for global marketing of the IT Governance product. He previously served as vice president of marketing and business development for Changepoint Corporation, an IT Governance software company. As a member of Changepoint's executive team, Chuck helped grow revenue from $1 million to over $30 million, resulting in the company's 2004 acquisition by Compuware. He has also held senior roles in sales and channel sales at Lotus Development Canada.