Understanding Cloud Usage and Cost

The organization’s goal in this domain is to collect all necessary information about cloud usage and costs, normalize it, and make it available for review by relevant personnel in other domains. The focus of the capabilities within this domain is to comprehend and allocate the cost and usage within the organization, rather than taking action for a specific purpose.

This domain enables organizations to gain insight into their cloud services, understand what is driving expenditure, and determine who is responsible for those expenses. It provides essential data consistently to support a current picture of cloud usage and historical trends, at a level of detail suitable for the organization’s current level of maturity, in order to support the second domain: Performance Tracking and Benchmarking.

At its core, this domain is centered around answering the question of what cloud services the organization is spending on and how they are being utilized.

Understanding Cloud Usage and Cost by FinOps Foundation

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