Cloud computing providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform are becoming a larger part of our IT budget, making it necessary to understand their cost. We may even be surprised to see public cloud bills to be higher than expected. I am going to take a closer look at the top contributors and what we can do to reduce overall spending while maintaining innovation velocity.
• This course is for executives, architects, and technical leads looking to understand what drives public cloud cost and to learn about best practices of cloud cost optimization.
Pre-requisites • Viewers should have a basic understanding of cloud concepts. Some familiarity with cloud services like compute and storage will be helpful but is not required.
• Understand what makes cloud attractive and how adoption will drive cost
• Learn how to gain visibility into cloud cost and how to hold departments accountable for their spending
• Learn about cloud cost drivers and how to get the most out of your budget
• Discover how to establish best practices and build a culture of cost consciousness
This Course Includes: 90 minutes of high-definition video.
What You'll Learn:
• Course Intro: What to expect from this course
• Cloud Adoption: Included in this lesson is a discussion of what makes the cloud such an attractive solution, what drives cloud adoption, and what are the typical costs.
• Cloud Cost Visibility: Included in this lesson is a discussion of building a cost reporting infrastructure and attributing cost to business units.
• Easy Cost Optimization Actions: Included in this lesson is a discussion of vendor discounts and security and compliance.
• Managing Cost Drivers: Included in this lesson is a discussion of how to identify unused or old assets and utilizing cold storage.
• Best Practices and Cost Culture: Included in this lesson is a discussion of building a cost consciousness culture.
• Cost Optimization Next Steps: Included in this lesson is a discussion of gamifying the cloud cost experience.
• Course Conclusion: Course summary.