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FinOps: A new path to cloud-cost optimization

Part of the On Cloud Podcast series

Cloud costs are soaring for many companies, without any real insight as to why. For answers, many organizations are turning to FinOps—a collaborative, cross-functional approach to cost transparency, accountability, and optimization.

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To understand and optimize your cloud costs, turn to FinOps

As cloud adoption has soared, cloud costs have risen steadily, which has become a major concern for the C-suite. In this episode, David Linthicum talks with Deloitte’s Nikhil Roychowdhury about how FinOps can help control and bring transparency to cloud costs. For Nikhil, FinOps is a collaborative, cross-functional effort that involves breaking the cost-management process into manageable chunks, choosing the right tools for the problem, and building trust and alignment among stakeholders.


FinOps is really about collaboration and trying to enable certain outcomes that benefit the enterprise by advancing local collective understanding of how cloud economics really work and how best to derive the value for your cloud investments.

Nikhil Roychowdhury is a principal with Deloitte Consulting’s financial services practice. With more than 20 years of experience as a trusted technology advisor to large global organizations, Nikhil has designed and executed multiple large-scale, global transformation programs.




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