with Daniel Feeney, Group Finance Manager, Azure Cloud Economics at Microsoft
We welcomed Daniel Feeney, Group Finance Manager for Azure Cloud Economics from Microsoft, to kick off the day. He wasted no time jumping into cloud economics and building a business case for FinOps. When considering a move from on-premise to cloud, you will undergo just as much a financial transformation as a digital transformation.
Having those finance stakeholders involved upfront is critical. You aren't just moving environments – you're shifting the mindset – and an elastic model calls for ongoing management. When implementing a business case for FinOps, continual focus on optimization and setting business KPIs are essential for accelerating value. When it comes to seeing ROI and the payback, Daniel says success in this area depends entirely on workload, how your cloud is architected, and what your efficiency is, which inevitably brings us back to management.