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Architectural Decision Register for Costs: The Solution for Cloud Cost Observability

Jul 4, 2023 1:39:00 PM

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In the world of cloud computing, understanding the context behind each resource is crucial for effective cost management. Hava.io, a leading cloud management platform, offers a solution that enhances FinOps capabilities by providing the capability to create an Architectural Decision Register for costs.

As your team or clients add resources to an environment, you can use Hava to explain the resulting cost impacts and allow your team to investigate whether those changes were intentional.

You can use Hava to get one step ahead of the bill shock by setting up alerts. When changes happen that will likely increase costs, you can receive a diagram via email showing you what was added and in which environment.

The move to cloud solutions often leads to unexpected costs, causing financial concerns for businesses. Hava.io addresses this issue by bringing context to cloud spend monitoring. This approach helps identify underutilized resources, find cost-saving opportunities, explain cost increases, and rationalize cloud estate.

Hava.io's solution is particularly beneficial for users of AWS, Azure, and GCP. It provides visual context to cloud infrastructure, enabling users to identify cost culprits and provide detailed insights. When cost alerts start pinging away or budgets start to blow out, users can use Hava to zero in on the culprit and provide the required context around that particular resource.

Moreover, Hava.io's continuous monitoring allows users to easily track changes in cloud spend. By reviewing the infrastructure diagrams individually or creating a custom view of all instances onto a single diagram, users can drill into the versioning of the associated infrastructure views to see exactly what changed when. This context helps users answer the inevitable "why has our AWS bill increased" questions.

In conclusion, all AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud users should use Hava.io to bring context to their cloud cost observability. By understanding the context behind each resource, users can optimize their cloud resources, reduce costs, and improve decision-making. This innovative approach is a game-changer in the realm of FinOps, making Hava.io a crucial tool for managing cloud costs and explaining the impacts when cloud infrastructure changes.

We wrote a comprehensive article on how Hava can help your FinOps efforts by providing context to your changing cloud costs.

You can read it here: https://www.hava.io/blog/cloud-costs-how-hava-enhances-your-finops-capability

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Topics: aws azure gcp FinOps
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