- Why Change?
CloudZero is a cloud cost intelligence platform that puts engineering teams in control of cloud cost by connecting technical decisions to business outcomes.
During a migration to AWS, it can be challenging for engineers to predict how much their applications will cost to build and run as they refactor them for the cloud. CloudZero provides an immediate cost feedback loop to engineering teams — helping them migrate with confidence while they learn to become cloud savvy engineers.
CloudZero Product Highlights:
Executive Level Engagement
75% of CloudZero opportunities have direct sponsorship from the CFO. CloudZero offers COGS reporting for the CFO, along with cost per team and product projections for the VP of engineering.
This helps engineering and finance executives speak the same language and translate technical decisions to business outcomes.
ResponseTap was in the middle of migrating to AWS. They lacked visibility into cost and needed to understand how their costs would change as they refactored each application. During the early parts of the migration, their costs were unpredictable, which led to tension with the finance team. Their chief architect spent long hours pulling reports to understand cost, which became quickly outdated.
ResponseTap implemented CloudZero, which helped them organize costs into relevant dimensions, like products, features, and customers. Engineers now have visibility into the cost of the applications they're working on, with automatic anomaly alert in Slack.
“When we start projects, we can closely monitor the cost to make sure that they are what we expected them to be —and we can react quickly if they’re not. If we’re building a new service, we can see quite clearly in CloudZero how our costs are affected as soon as it starts to take traffic.”
Outcomes and Notable Quotes From Greg Farrow, Principal Architect, ResponseTap
Improved Predictability and Visibility
Confidence From Finance
Immediate Cost Feedback Loop For Engineering
Cost Informed Strategic Business Decisions
Confidently Experimented With New AWS Services