One of the biggest challenges when optimizing cloud costs is implementing recommended savings across large organizations where control of cloud accounts is decentralized. The first step is defining roles and responsibilities for central IT, cloud resource owners in the business units, and finance teams.
Finance and Procurement Teams
“Cloud users are increasingly concerned about the money they might be wasting in their public cloud spending, but only a small percentage of them are doing something about it.”
To collaborate effectively, central cloud governance needs to share recommendations for savings with the teams that own cloud resources. Resource owners, in turn, need to review recommendations and provide feedback or take action to reduce spend. Results of actions need to roll up so that organizations can track progress on cost-efficiency initiatives.
"Optima’s governance features are built around a strong policy engine that will automate a wide range of infrastructure asset scheduling and life-cycle management activities. In addition, Optima supports robust cost scenario analysis and forecasting capabilities."
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RightScale Optima offers a unique approach to cloud cost optimization that enables cloud governance teams to work collaboratively with business units and cloud resource owners to reduce wasted cloud spend.