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Have your company decided to start looking into showback/chargeback for your public cloud costs? And have you been given the responsibility to set it up? This article gives you the 3 elements of showback/chargeback as well as the process of implementing it.
If you are considering showback / chargeback for your cloud costs, this blogpost will give you the necessary perspective on it. We will offer you a strategic context of chargeback, highlight the central decisions you need to make, and offer some thoughts on
Have you started hearing the word FinOps often? Or trying to wrap your head around how to manage your growing cloud costs? Without adding another time-consuming task to your team or removing the flexibility and agility of cloud in your organization? This
The implementation of a FinOps team will ensure that all FinOps efforts are aligned within your organization and drive your FinOps agenda from awareness to action. If your company is using public cloud, you are probably well aware that there is a lot to
As Head of IT and Digitalization in Herlev Kommune, Kim Ladegaard moved all on-premises servers to the cloud. To assure a smooth start they used Kostner who specializes in cloud cost management. When Kim Ladegaard, Head of IT and Digitalization at Herlev
A frequent reason for cost surprises is not taking full advantage of all the options for savings available in Azure. Here is how to change
Microsoft har annonceret prisstigninger i 2022 på de fleste 365-produkter i størrelsesordenen 10-15% – men mange virksomheder kan eliminere effekten gennem tættere omkostningsstyring. Microsoft har annonceret prisstigninger på 10-15% på de fleste
Azure Hybrid Benefits (AHB) is the second most important way to reduce your costs in Azure (reservations being the most important one). A main challenge when using Azure Hybrid Benefits (AHB) has been to ensure compliance and a time-effective way to manage
With Microsoft moving from being a classical perpetual software provider to an “as-a-service” provider with Microsoft 365 subscriptions and Azure as the pivot of their growth strategies you need to adapt to a drastically new reality when negotiating your
Microsoft 365 prices are increasing with 10-15% in 2022. Whether you are preparing next year’s budget, planning the annual true-up for your EA, or even facing a renegotiation of your EA, then you are faced with the challenge of how to maintain your current
At Kostner, we have done countless cloud cost management workshops, and it is beyond doubt that those companies who understand and embrace the differences between managing a cloud budget and an on-prem budget are most successful. We have taken all that
Managing Azure and AWS costs do not have a strategic or even tactical flavour to it. At first glance! In this blogpost we will take a closer look at what you should include in a cloud cost dashboard if you as a CIO (or someone reporting on cloud costs to
If you are like most leaders, you and your team are busy delivering the digitalization strategy. For you, Cloud Cost management is a necessity but not a priority. So, how do you avoid suddenly having to defend the total spending on your cloud projects? This
Working with the leadership team on cloud cost management is not trivial. Read more about the core elements of cloud cost dashboards, common pitfalls, and tools to consider. And most importantly, about your role and how you set yourself up for
When I googled "AWS savings" yesterday researching for our free webinar, I got a list of questions many people are asking. In this blog, I will give you my view on the answers so you can stay in control of your cloud costs – without forgetting the strategic
Cloud costs easily end up as a blame game in discussions about a budget overrun. In this article we will outline a simple yet powerful foundation for taking control of your cloud costs. Whether you are from IT, Finance, or Procurement this will serve as a
FinOps, or Cloud Financial Management, is the discipline of managing costs when you buy IT as a service rather than as large hardware and software investments. This post outlines the simple foundational equation for managing costs, and the three steps to cost
FinOps, or Financial Operations is the practice of managing and optimizing cloud costs for your financial
A quarterly cloud cost tune-up is the way to balance the demand for speed and agility with cost efficiency. Delay or cancel the tune-up and you leave money on the table. But who should be responsible and how to get it done is not so straight
Moore’s law of halving of cost per performance unit every couple of years is grinding to a halt – not because we no longer improve on technology, but because the gains from Moore’s law are no longer passed on to you as a consumer of technology
Your cloud environment is dynamic, with new workloads and services being migrated or developed every week and the existing services expanding. This calls for a dynamic approach to cloud cost management – a quarterly cloud cost
Cloud Cost Management is a job in and of itself. It simply takes more time to keep up with ways to save, and analyzing those ways and how it applies to your environment, than someone can set aside on top of other
We’re different because everything we do is about ensuring you Get. Savings. Done. In one week. In just a few hours in fact. Our independence allows us to focus on just that one thing – making sure you get savings done.
Until now in AWS for storage, it’s either been too big or too small (or too fast or too slow), with fast(ish) EBS and slow S3 being your choices. Now, there is a “just right” option with UltraWarm storage tier for Elasticsearch.
The short and in most cases straight forward answer is: start reserving now! In this blog post we will give you some of the reasons why this is the case.
In this blog we will share with you the three categories of reservations where our customers could be saving the most money
Current trends are a gold mine for cloud providers, but what exactly does that mean for you? While cloud providers continue to make record profits every year, their customers are struggling to manage their costs and waste billions of
Much of this change and creation of new roles is down to the emergence of cloud. The trend is something all enterprises will be challenged with in the coming
Monthly bills keep getting higher and spending on cloud services is not going to slow down any time soon. That is why ‘Cloud Cost Optimization’ is once again the top priority for most
While consultancies can pitch big savings, AI can show you actual solutions to optimize costs by analyzing every possible scenario for an IT
The easiest way to increase profitability is to reduce costs. Cost optimization is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve with IT operation costs soaring like never
At Kostner, we believe it’s important to understand what you need. Have a look at this video with Mikkel Naesager to find out how we work with this question at Kostner Interested to learn more? Subscribe to our blog or follow us on LinkedIn Did you
More and more companies are switching to cloud storage, is your company following the trend? Did you know cloud storage prices are stagnant and not declining like other storage alternatives? Learn more about cloud costs and benefits in our co-founder Mikkel
FLSmidth’s director of IT and IT security Mads Madsbjerg Hansen invested half a million kr. and now stands to save 12 million kr. on software.
When we think about decision making in enterprises, we tend to think that decisions driving millions of dollars of costs are made at a high level by executives weighing long-term effectiveness and cost efficiency.
Helle and Mikkel Næsager founded Kostner, a company who use artificial intelligence and big data to analyse their clients’ it-infrastructure. With the company turning profits they have set their sights on expanding their business to the international
This video talks about how to convince your boss that new hardware is a good idea. Watch Mikkel Naesager answer this question and learn what we do at Kostner. Interested to learn more? Subscribe to our blog or follow us on LinkedIn Did you like this blog?
Listen to Kostners own evangelist Mikkel Naesager talking at VMWorld Barcelona, revealing what is true and what is false. At Kostner we use facts and data, NOT hype and speculation. Interested to learn more? Subscribe to our blog or follow us on LinkedIn
With all the hardware manufacturers launching new server lines with Intel’s latest CPUs, they are all forgetting the best reason of all to buy new HW. Today the cost of hardware is no longer the most significant portion of the costs of running a server
We want to share a few insights into some of the things that drive unnecessary Software License Use. Sometimes all that is missing, is a
The public cloud providers are – intentionally or not – making it impossible to benefit from falling prices without deep knowledge and advanced tools.
Do you have this uneasy feeling that you are overpaying? If so, I strongly recommend that you book a free meeting and understand how you might save money and time.