Need Breeds Ideas
What happens when you face a need to do something, but have no way of doing it? Do you give up, or do you find a way to make it happen? That is exactly the situation we found ourselves in when we started working with Oracle Cloud technology/services.
It soon became apparent, as we migrated more and more clients into the cloud, that we needed a better way to control cost and manage cloud resources. However, none of the available cloud cost and management providers offered Oracle support.
The Birth of CloudVane
In order to monitor cost on a large number of different accounts, we needed a reliable platform/solution that supported Oracle Cloud (OCI). Finding a solution was not only essential to our own operations but would ensure we continued to provide quality service to our clients.
Thanks to our experience with business application development and DevOps experts in our team, we set before ourselves the task of creating CloudVane.
Strong Foundations Make the Difference
When we came upon FinOps in the very early stages of CloudVane development, we knew that building upon its methodology and best practices would make for a strong and dependable solution.
By implementing FinOps methodology into CloudVane through its features, we enabled every CloudVane user to introduce best FinOps practices into their company or organization in the simplest way possible.
Why is FinOps Important?
FinOps is an operating model for the cloud that brings together technology, business and finance professionals in order to increase the business value of the cloud. According to the FinOps Foundation, it is the most efficient way for teams to accelerate their processes and gain financial and operational control of the cloud.
By designating a team of experts that joined the FinOps community and became certified FinOps practitioners, we continue to regularly follow all cloud cost optimization insights the community offers to its members.
The First Step - Oracle and Azure Support
As previously mentioned, CloudVane started as the solution to our challenge to monitor our Oracle cloud cost and resources. When Oracle partnered with Azure, “…enabling customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud” (Oracle Press Release, Jun 5, 2019), we implemented Azure support into CloudVane.
The final goal is to make CloudVane cloud-agnostic, providing support for all cloud providers and enabling a single pane of glass view throughout the Multicloud.