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Episode 11: FinOps 101 with the AWS Optics team: Part 2 Committing Wisely

Today we’re joined by Wade Piehl, Senior FinOps Success Manager on the Optics Team at AWS, to discuss all things On Demand, Reserved, and Spot.

Good purchasing decisions have an enormous impact on your bottom line — but how do you know what and how much to buy? We walk through the step-by-step decision-making process and the most common pitfalls that can cost you.

Wade shares all the practical advice you need to decide between Reserved Instances vs. Savings Plans. Find out how the equation changes from compute spend to database, storage and networking. We’ll also dig into strategies like layering purchase plans, leveraging Spot, and other methods of maximizing your savings.


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Introducing nCast, the ultimate podcast channel for anyone interested in cloud infrastructure management, FinOps, AWS cost optimization, DevOps automation, and cloud security. Each episode of nCast features thought leaders and industry experts sharing their real-world experiences and knowledge on cloud management and optimization.With its engaging and informative style, nCast is the perfect podcast channel for, who wants to learn more about cloud infrastructure management, cost optimization, and DevOps best practices. Subscribe to nCast today and join the community of cloud enthusiast.

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James Wilson

VP of Engineering

James Wilson is an experienced engineer with a passion for using technology to drive innovation and solve complex problems. With over a decade of experience in software development and cloud computing, James has a deep understanding of how to leverage technology to help businesses optimize their operations and achieve their goals.

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