Controlling cloud costs: Where to start, and where to go from there

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SPONSORED BY DOITIn this episode, Ben and Ryan are joined by Joshua Fox, a senior cloud architect at DoIT, to discuss cloud cost optimization. They explore the importance of controlling and understanding cloud costs, the role of good architecture in cost optimization, and strategies for dealing with surprise costs.

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Find Joshua at joshuafox com.


00:00 Introduction and Cloud Cost Control

01:08 Joshua Fox's Background

04:20 Understanding FinOps

06:17 The Importance of Good Architecture

08:18 Balancing Flexibility in Architecture

10:04 Surprise Costs and Dealing with Them

13:19 Bracing for Unexpected Cloud Costs

25:41 The Future of Cloud Cost Optimization

27:09 Closing Remarks

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