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Cloud Costs Changing? Can you quickly find out why?

Oct 2, 2023 1:52:00 PM


How to Find the resource Culprits When Environment Costs change

In the realm of cloud computing, identifying the reasons why your costs have gone up is a critical aspect of effective cost management. Hava.io allows you to easily identify the most expensive resources running in an environment and report it back to your stakeholders, be that your management or client.

The key to effective cloud cost management is the ability to jump onto cost changes fast, identify the culprits and 

Building solutions in the cloud, while offering numerous benefits, can sometimes lead to unexpected costs, causing financial concerns for businesses, after all wasn't the whole point of migrating to the cloud to save IT costs?  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.

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and professional services organizations can greatly benefit from Hava.io. When cost alerts start pinging away or budgets start to blow out, MSPs can use Hava to zero in on the culprit and provide the required context around that particular resource. They can respond by creating custom views using tags to show everything associated with a particular application or project and a history of the changes. They can then provide the customer with a link to the diagram showing what is running, what they have reviewed, and what they should consider next.

In conclusion, all AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud users should use Hava.io to bring context to their cloud cost changes. 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 an essential tool for managing cloud costs and explaining the impacts when cloud resources are not tagged correctly, orphaned, or not in use.

Remember, in the world of cloud cost management, it's rapid response, identifying what changed where and resolving or explaining the cost increase was expected that can calm a stressed client when bill shock strikes.

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