As a leading cloud software vendor with thousands of customers, 10K+ employees and complex cloud infrastructure with $4mln + AWS annual cloud bill, the company faced significant cloud wastage. Hystax helped management of the company adopt FinOps processes and reduce cloud spending by 35% with company engineers being responsible for their cloud spending. Hystax accelerated an establishing of the right cloud usage as a key to a successful cost optimization.
The cloud vendor is aimed to empower the effectiveness of using AWS cloud accounts by building a culture that encourages cloud transparency, visibility into cloud costs and brings responsibility principles to every member of an IT team.
Implementing R&D projects on a daily basis, team leads and developers faced the following challenges:
Cloud costs are strongly coupled with usage and most actions of an IT team affect a cloud bill. Hystax OptScale helped to establish a process of improving cloud usage experience and provided full cloud transparency for IT teams.
Hystax helped the cloud software vendor to accelerate cloud optimization and identify saving opportunities by implementing principles of cloud transparency where every member of a team welcomes responsibility for cloud resources and finance issues. The immediate cloud cost savings amounted to 35% of a cloud bill, however, continually driving cloud usage best practices and FinOps enablement will help to achieve better cost optimization results.