Cloud Cost Optimisation: A Primer

A presentation at Datadog & HashiCorp webinar by Daniel "phrawzty" Maher

The era of cloud transformation is now. Organisations large and small are either migrating to the cloud or have always been there. In traditional IT and on-prem computing, the true costs of each operation were difficult to ascertain—in the cloud, everything is a line item. As finance teams lose visibility over these new consumption models, engineers are becoming the cloud financial controllers. So the question becomes: What are the people, processes, and technologies that can be used to navigate this brave new world?

Join Kerim from HashiCorp and Dan from Datadog to discuss the tactics, technologies, and team topologies that will help you understand and control your cloud spend. Using Terraform Cloud and the Datadog observability platform, we’ll examine how to gather data, build models, optimise deployments, and better understand how and where budgets are being allocated across the entire lifecycle of your applications.


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