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Your Business Operating Manual for the Cloud

Second Edition Available on Amazon Now

The cloud has fundamentally changed the way businesses approach IT development and operations. Now empowered with resource procurement, engineering teams spend more than needed without understanding cost efficiency. Surrounded by hundreds of new cost drivers, finance teams can’t keep up with what teams are spending. All the while, leadership struggles to decode company spending they have little to no input into.

FinOps changes that. Using the FinOps cloud operating model, your finance, engineering and leadership teams will come together to find the perfect balance of speed, cost and quality to efficiently scale their cloud.

The book provides a roadmap for adopting and maturing FinOps discipline, drawn from the experience of hundreds of real world practitioners.

We’ve heard the demand — the need — to formally define FinOps and to capture what makes the great FinOps practitioners successful. And that’s what you hold in this book.

Updates to the Second Edition

PART 1: Introducing FinOps

  • Chapter 1: What is FinOps?
  • Chapter 2: Why FinOps?
  • Chapter 3: Cultural Shift and the FinOps Team
  • Chapter 4: The Language of FinOps and Cloud
  • Chapter 5: Anatomy of the Cloud Bill
  • Chapter 6: Adopting FinOps
  • Chapter 7: The FinOps Framework
  • Chapter 8: The User Interface (UI) of FinOps

PART 2: Inform Phase

  • Chapter 9: The FinOps Lifecycle
  • Chapter 10: Inform Phase: Where are you right now?
  • Chapter 11: Allocation: No Dollar Left Behind
  • Chapter 12: Tags, Labels and Accounts, Oh My!
  • Chapter 13: Accurate Forecasting

PART 3: Optimize Phase

  • Chapter 14: Optimize Phase: Adjusting to Hit Goals
  • Chapter 15: Using Less: Usage Optimization
  • Chapter 16: Paying Less: Rate Optimization
  • Chapter 17: Understanding Commitment-based Discounts
  • Chapter 18: Building a Commitment-based Discount Strategy
  • Chapter 19: Sustainability: FinOps Partnering with GreenOps

PART 4: Operate Phase

  • Chapter 20: Operate: Aligning Teams to Business Goals
  • Chapter 21: Automating Cost Management
  • Chapter 22: Metric Driven Cost Optimization
  • Chapter 23: FinOps for the Container World
  • Chapter 24: Partnering with Engineering to Enable FinOps
  • Chapter 25: Connectivity to Other Finance Frameworks
  • Chapter 26: FinOps Nirvana: Data-driven Decision Making
  • Chapter 27: You Are the Secret Ingredient
  • Afterword on What to Prioritize
  • Appendix of Finance Terms

About the Authors

J.R. Storment

J.R. Storment is Executive Director of the FinOps Foundation. He works with the largest cloud consumers in the world to advance their people through community, education, and standards.

Mike Fuller

Mike Fuller is CTO at the FinOps Foundation, and formerly principal engineer on the cloud FinOps team at Atlassian in Australia, developing FinOps practice and enabling engineering teams to efficiently remain in control of cloud spend.

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