Hiring a FinOps Specialist? Job Description with Template and Interview Questions

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hiring a FinOps specialist is becoming increasingly important in today’s business environment as organizations look to maximize operational efficiency and reduce costs. FinOps is the intersection of finance and operations and involves the use of financial analysis and data management to make decisions about business operations. A FinOps specialist provides financial analysis, oversight, and support…

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Reduce NAT Gateway Costs Using nOps Deep Insight Service

Reading Time: 3 minutes What Caused the Network Cost Spike? Sounds like an easy question right? If you are responsible for managing cloud spend, AWS NAT Gateways are one of the classic AWS gotchas. What causes a networking spike is not an easy question to answer. NAT gateway cost can run up your AWS bill quickly without you realizing…

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How I Saved My Company $15,000 by Finding and Removing Untagged AWS Resources Using nOps Cloud Management Platform

Reading Time: 6 minutes I’ve been thinking about how to start this post for the past week. Do I start it off with “Why does every Cost Optimization webinar, conversation, or chat always talk about tagging or the lack thereof?” Probably for the same reason that I’m writing this post about tagging and how I saved my company $15k…

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How to Analyze Cloud Cost Using the AWS Cost Explorer

Reading Time: 3 minutes You can keep AWS (Amazon Web Service) costs under control using the AWS Cost Explorer. The AWS Cost Explorer is a cost management tool that lets users see how costs vary over time. With this software, you can export reports, detect anomalous usage patterns, view periods with the highest cloud spending, and much more. You…

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How Much Does AWS Spot Instances Cost?

Reading Time: 3 minutes EC2 Spot Instances lets you access excess compute capacity in the cloud. Spot pricing is the cheapest pricing model on AWS (Amazon Web Services). Unlike On-Demand and Reserved Instance prices, spot prices are more volatile and subject to interruptions. You can use AWS Spot Instances for various workloads, including big data, CI/CD jobs, and running…

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Understanding AWS Egress Costs and How to Avoid Them

Reading Time: 3 minutes AWS charges data transfer costs when you link several AWS services or move from one availability region to the other. Outbound data transfer costs, also known as egress costs, apply when using routing services and Content Delivery Networks. One of the leading culprits of hidden costs are Egress Costs, because it can be challenging to…

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What are the Common Challenges to Cloud Cost Management?

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you do not have an effective cloud cost management plan, managing your costs for cloud data can be a complex affair. With the recent shift to remote and hybrid working, most businesses are increasingly migrating their workloads to the cloud to provide seamless data access. When companies provide unlimited data access, this leads to…

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How Much Does AWS EBS Storage Cost?

Reading Time: 3 minutes AWS (Amazon Web Services) Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is a scalable, high performance EC2 storage.  You can use EBS to store persistent data, meaning the service will keep your data even when you terminate EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) Instances. With EBS, you can create storage volumes and attach them to EC2 instances. Ideally, EBS is…

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AWS Cloud Management Tools Your Business Needs!

Reading Time: 4 minutes If your business is undergoing continuous transformation, then you know how crucial it is to have a safe, dependable, and scalable cloud platform. And when it comes to flexible cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a top player. However, managing an AWS cloud can be complex and overwhelming without the right tools in…

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