Cloud Costs Optimization
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Cloud Costs Optimization

Practical case studies, experience reports and tooling use cases from startups and enterprises

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The evolution of the cloud in the last decade has radically simplified infrastructure deployment. Undoubtedly, major providers like AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba Cloud have removed entry barriers for developers to either launch a new product or to scale infinitely. However, no software company can keep scaling without taking a look at the cost of infrastructure as a percentage of its revenue.

Many companies today are struggling with cloud costs eating up a significant portion of their gross margins. In this conference, we will discuss the tools, techniques and best practices for monitoring and controlling cloud costs.

Key takeaways for participants

  1. Best practices for monitoring and auditing cloud costs.
  2. Techniques and design choices for controlling cloud costs.
  3. Case studies and experience reports.

Who should participate

  1. CTOs and VP engineering of startups in the growth phase, who are expecting their cloud costs to go up in the near future; interested in case studies and tools.
  2. Engineering Manager of a large organization who is interested in controlling the costs for their division; interested in case studies and tools.
  3. Senior engineers who are interested to know about architectural choices and how they affect the cloud costs.

Speaking

If you are interested in speaking at the conference, submit your talk idea here. The editors - Anand C and Raghdip Panesar - will review your talk description and give feedback.
Guidelines for speaking, speaker honorarium policy, and travel grant policy details are published here.

About the editors

This conference is curated by Anand Chitipothu and Raghdip Singh Panesar.
Anand has been building software, managing servers and infrastructure for over two decades. He has curated the Scaling from First Principles series of discussions with Rootconf.
Raghdip is Staff Engineer - Network at Google. Prior to joining Google Raghdip spent nine years at Flipkart as network architect and senior staff engineer.

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Sponsorship

Sponsorship slots are open for:

  1. Cloud providers who want to evangelise their efforts on optimizing the costs of cloud, and showcase customer success stories.
  2. Tool providers.
  3. Companies seeking tech branding for hiring.
    Email sponsorship queries to sales@hasgeek.com

Contact information

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Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more

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Delivering the expert solutions for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, TiDB, and other distributed databases. Carving the real performance with the existing infrastructure and tuning the prodcution systems which leads to right instance sizing and enhanced performance in the production environment. DB solu… more

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Ashoka Gajula

@gajulaashoka

How a logistics service provider company saved 15% of cloud infrastructure cost in 50 days

Submitted Jun 30, 2023

Background
One of India’s largest full-integrated logistics service provider. It works with AWS to enhance efficiency, availability, and scalability of its systems. In this session we will talk about how customer used AWS Cloud Financial Management best practices and to develop and implement robust cost monitoring capabilities that increased its cloud infrastructure efficiency and resulted in 15% cost savings in 50 days

Time needed for the talk
30 mins

Session Abstract
Audience will learn on how to reduce the overall run costs on AWS by

  1. Identifying Cost allocation of resources
    How customer leveraged AWS Cost and Usage Reports (AWS CUR) and AWS QuickSight to identify the cost allocation done to consumed resources which helped customer to identify surprise costs incurred immediately.
  2. Implementing Cloud Cost governance
    One of the most important aspects of cloud governance is to identify the resource owners so that they can work on their respective projects for cost optimization. How customer established and implemented a tagging policy to help relate AWS usage and consumption to resource owners, which increased visibility and ownership of costs and usage against the overall organizational strategy and value.
  3. Using the right AWS pricing strategy
    How customer purchased Savings Plans and Reserved Instances to further cost optimize with a right pricing strategy
  4. Identify idle resources and optimization opportunities
    How customer identified idle resources through AWS tools like t AWS Trusted Advisor and also optimized resources like AWS Lambda, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon CloudWatch, Data Transfer costs, AWS NAT Gateway

Notes for the reviewers
Slides are work in progress.

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Hosted by

Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more

Supported by

Sponsor

Businesses are more digital today than ever before. They need to build, deploy and run real-time services in order to stay ahead of the curve. The notion of real-time is not just a nice-to-have anymore. It’s an expectation. It is what sets a merely good user experience apart from a great one. A rea… more

Sponsor

Delivering the expert solutions for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, TiDB, and other distributed databases. Carving the real performance with the existing infrastructure and tuning the prodcution systems which leads to right instance sizing and enhanced performance in the production environment. DB solu… more

Partner

FOSS United is a non-profit foundation that aims at promoting and strengthening the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) ecosystem in India. more